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What kind of freezer paper for applique?

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Sarathatch posted on Sat, Jun 21 2014 12:26 PM

Hi Quilters,

I'm trying to get started with hand applique. 

What kind of freezer paper should I use?

My grocery store sells Reynolds Freezer Paper that is plastic coated. Is that ok? 

Or is it better to use the craft freezer paper, like C. Jenkins brand? 

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Sara, I don't do hand appliqué but have used freezer paper to cut out letters and such for machine appliqué . I have never seen plastic freezer paper, but the waxed freezer paper can be ironed onto your fabric and then when you want it off it just peels off. Hope that helps and BTW Hi and nice to meet you.

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Joyce replied on Sat, Jun 21 2014 1:34 PM

Sara and Spudgrandma when I did hand applique I used the regular freezer paper from the grocery store.  It worked just fine.  Good luck.




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I use the Reynolds Freezer Paper from the grocery store and never had any problems.

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Kris replied on Sat, Jun 21 2014 7:35 PM

I use the grocery store FP and C. Jenkins' brand.

C. Jenkins paper is sturdier and I can reuse it more than Reynolds; plus I can put it through the printer. For tracing small pieces or very large pieces the Reynolds is my go to paper.

You can make Reynolds thicker by ironing pieces on top of each other. This is great if you're making templates to trace around.

Oh and the Reynolds shrinks less than C. Jenkins (yes freezer paper shrinks when you iron it).

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