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Priscilla replied on Fri, Feb 26 2010 10:54 PM

Nana:

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Its not the time I have problems with ...  I just find taking the paper off frustrating.  The last few blocks I have done haven't been bad though.  I am now using a leather needle and closer stitching and the paper almost falls off when I am done.

I would have not thought of that. A leather needle. Like the kind they use at shoe shops? I am not familiar with needle sizes. I get what is on sale. Or what my Joann coupon will save.

 

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Nana replied on Fri, Feb 26 2010 11:44 PM

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I like the Schmetz brand sewing machine needles.  I usually use the 90/14 for my piecing but someone mentioned trying using the needle made for jeans which is larger and of course makes a bigger hole in the paper.   Well I didn't have any of the Jeans needles but I have a whole pack of the Leather needles...110/18.  So using the larger needle and increasing the number of stitches per inch worked like a charm....the paper almost falls off.

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Joni replied on Sat, Feb 27 2010 7:23 AM

Althea,

What is this paper you are referring too?  I have never paper pieced and would like to try it sometime in the near future.  If it a brand name?

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Thea replied on Sat, Feb 27 2010 12:06 PM

I am home now - lol - so I will look...it is called Neenah Paper... and when I talked about it months ago I think maybe Judi might have gone and bought some... the one I have is in a goldenrod colored paper.  I don't have the thingie at the end of it anymore as a friend here was going to go buy some and took that to show her which one she needed - I got it at a paper store down in OKC and it was the only store that I know of that made it.  It comes in a ream of 500 sheets and the package is as I said goldenrod in color ...you can go to their website - www.neenahpaper.com and look them up - I can't tell you which one it is though....I am so sorry - I have looked and looked at their site.  maybe Judy will remember which one it is.  I just know that I went in the paper store and it I believe is a vellum paper - kind of transluscent in color and is strong but so so thin... you can put it through your printer without a problem...

I would have to go back down to OKC and look at the packages to find it again... I want to say it was a 60 weght or something like that - but really can't say - wish I had written the stuff on the outside of the package but all it says on it is the website and that the color of the package is copyrighted to Neenah...  A teacher at one of the local sewing shops told me about it - she makes wedding dresses that are absolutely beautiful and uses it for her embroidery stabilizer... I was amazed - she told me was only thing she used for paper piecing - it was one of those days i was in the shop complaining about paper piecing... but the store isn't there anymore...

 

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Kris replied on Sat, Feb 27 2010 1:47 PM

Small correction:

www.neenahpaper.com

Thanks for the info Thea. I don't know if Judy bought any but I plan on ordering some. I have a paper pieced project coming up.

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Thea replied on Sat, Feb 27 2010 3:10 PM

thank you for the correction - teehee - have finger typing problems -hands had a week off...teehee...

i wish though from that site that I could tell you which one it is... makes me mad as i look through them all... but it is thin and the package is butterscotch yellow or there abouts and it looks like vellum - there are 500 pieces in the package and it is about an inch thick.

 

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Nana replied on Sat, Feb 27 2010 4:33 PM

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I will have to check out the office supply and paper supply store here in town and see if either one carries that brand of paper.

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Kris replied on Sat, Feb 27 2010 7:34 PM

Thea,

it's hard to tell which it is but they do offer samples. Maybe I could get some of that. I think it's one from the translucent line.

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Judy Iliff replied on Sat, Feb 27 2010 10:14 PM

You and I did talk about this, Thea; and I did go to Office Depot to buy some, but they didn't have anything close that I could find. I can't remember what I finally bought - maybe Carol Doak's paper at the LQS. I just have never had any real problems getting the paper off except when it's little, teeny, bitty points that comes together. LOL!

 


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MNnancy replied on Sat, Feb 27 2010 10:19 PM

Thea, I ordered the paper several months ago when you were talking about it.  It's Neenah UV/Ultra II Translucent paper 8.5M weight smooth.

I haven't had a chance to use it because I haven't learned paper piecing yet, but I like to be prepared.  :-)


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Judy Iliff replied on Sat, Feb 27 2010 10:33 PM

MNnancy:
I haven't had a chance to use it because I haven't learned paper piecing yet, but I like to be prepared.

 

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You and the people in Hawaii, Nancy!

 


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MNnancy replied on Sat, Feb 27 2010 10:39 PM

Judy Iliff:
You and the people in Hawaii, Nancy!

LOL!

Always love your smileys.


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Judy Iliff replied on Sat, Feb 27 2010 10:42 PM

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Always love your smileys

Yep, they make me, well, smile!

 


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Nana replied on Sat, Feb 27 2010 10:46 PM

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Where did you order your paper from....It seemed like the website was wholesale only.  Just wanted to make sure before I try ordering.

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MNnancy replied on Sun, Feb 28 2010 8:58 PM

I did order directly from the Neenah site.  Look for the "Shop Now" button.  Well, actually, here is the full link to that paper. http://www.neenahpaper.com/ItemListing/index.asp?ft=Home&s=UV&b=58&onlineonly=Y  It was the 17 lb. bond.


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