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Freezer paper 27 Apr 2015 12:13 #129584

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I bought a extra large roll of freezer paper several years ago and never had any luck with it. Then I think I was watching a show featuring Libby Lehman (?) and she mentioned using artists' palette paper. I gave it a try and was extremely pleased with the results, especially being able to use a pattern multiple times before it wouldn't stick any longer. I bought a package of 9" x 12" sheets that can easily be cut down to printer size but it is available in bigger sizes. I'm not aware of a down side with this material.
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Freezer paper 05 Apr 2015 14:44 #128957

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Freezer paper 05 Apr 2015 12:38 #128949

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I bought some of this from Nancy's Notions. It's a lot heavier and does stick well. Plus, it's sized to print on. www.nancysnotions.com/product/cut+rite+heavy+duty+freezer+paper.do

I really kind of wonder if Reynold's will find their sales dropping dramatically since they changed the formula. I don't use freezer paper for the freezer...not sure how many people do any more.

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Re: Freezer paper 05 Apr 2015 02:57 #128943

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our local grocery store chain has their own brand of freezer paper and it definitely thinner and has less plastic coating than the name brand. I think the only people using that freezer paper are mom's (for kids to paint on as the paint won't go through and it's cheap) and crafters like us quilters (for it's sticking to fabric when ironed feature). I like the Reynold's Wrap heavy duty freezer paper better than the reynolds regular freezer paper. And I like both renold's version's much more than the store brand. All Freezer paper is not created equal.

I have been thinking of buying it on the big roll from uline. but I don' know how heavy the plastic layer is. Anyone know about this stuff? www.uline.com/BL_1959/Freezer-Paper?pricode=WF718&AdKeyword=%2Breynolds%20%2Bfreezer%20%2Bpaper&AdMatchtype=b&gclid=CK_mzMXY3sQCFYRCaQodTDoAGg&gclsrc=aw.ds

I have also found out that the heavier stuff is called "Locker Paper" and that is what butcher's buy from their suppliers.
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Re: Freezer paper 08 Feb 2015 09:33 #127184

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Just a belated comment -- the shiny side of freezer paper is actually a thin plastic coating, not wax. I suppose the heat of the iron melts the plastic just enough to cause it to stick to the fabric. No, it doesn't seem to stick quite as well as it used to...maybe the plastic layer is thinner than it used to be? Or is this my imagination? Who knows??!
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Re: Freezer paper 11 Aug 2014 16:15 #120659

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That is curious, because I have never been aware of this type of food wrap being available in the UK, until I heard about it through quilting, and then it was suggested that the wrappers of blocks of printer paper could be used. Certainly it is not something that my mother used either. :?

Way back in the 90ties when I did C&G embroidery Lakeland Plastic sold freezer paper that could be used like Reynolds' can. We were also told about the printer paper wrapping paper but it was not all the same so that was hit and miss. Somebody discovered the Lakeland Plastic paper and we all bought it. It disappeared quickly though. Butchers and the dairy shops used to use some sort of waxed paper when I was a kid for meat, cheese and butter. Today you get everything wrapped in the dreaded cling film which is one of my pet-hates :x
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Re: Freezer paper 11 Aug 2014 15:42 #120656

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Marianne-is-sewing wrote:
The freezer paper you get in the US is banned for food use in Europe due to risk to health when used with fatty foods (leakage of harmful chemicals into the fat). We have not been able to buy this kind of food wrap for the past 15-20 years. Maybe the US have caught up now and decided to change the "ingredients" in the wax layer? When the change came in here the food paper we could buy no longer worked for appliqué.
I only ever managed to buy one roll of the stuff before the change came in. I have since had to buy Reynolds at quilt show at a highly inflated price so not a cheap "tool" outside US :(

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That is curious, because I have never been aware of this type of food wrap being available in the UK, until I heard about it through quilting, and then it was suggested that the wrappers of blocks of printer paper could be used. Certainly it is not something that my mother used either. :?


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Re: Freezer paper 11 Aug 2014 07:04 #120634

Margo, it is probably too expensive for them to produce both products and my guess is that the food paper market is considerably larger than the craft user market can ever be although the profit is higher in craft market. It is all swings and roundabouts in business.
Lots of research has been done the last 20 odd years into chemical migration into food and the environment after disposal. All good for our children and their children so we must not complain - we will just have to be creative and find alternatives and as quilters we are world champions at that aren't we? :P

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Re: Freezer paper 11 Aug 2014 06:51 #120632

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Interesting, Marianne! I wonder why they don't just re-label the stuff and sell it in craft/quilt shops instead of in food stores with a warning label that it's unsafe to use with food?
Not to mention the fact that it's even still sold for food prep here!!! :roll: :evil:


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Re: Freezer paper 11 Aug 2014 01:46 #120627

The freezer paper you get in the US is banned for food use in Europe due to risk to health when used with fatty foods (leakage of harmful chemicals into the fat). We have not been able to buy this kind of food wrap for the past 15-20 years. Maybe the US have caught up now and decided to change the "ingredients" in the wax layer? When the change came in here the food paper we could buy no longer worked for appliqué.
I only ever managed to buy one roll of the stuff before the change came in. I have since had to buy Reynolds at quilt show at a highly inflated price so not a cheap "tool" outside US :(

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Re: Freezer paper 10 Aug 2014 14:51 #120617

I had already thought about that ,especially sense I use spray starch. I did a test on several fabrics, no starch. I really think Ricky mentioned he had noticed the same problem on one of his shows.
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Re: Freezer paper 10 Aug 2014 14:03 #120615

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Sometimes the chemical finish, or sizing in the material makes it hard to adhere to freezer paper.
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Re: Freezer paper 10 Aug 2014 10:20 #120609

LOL. It is one of our least expensive tools.
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Re: Freezer paper 10 Aug 2014 09:20 #120608

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ritzy wrote:
Hmmm...so much for that theory. Did they raise the price?

Don't tell the Reynold's people, but we are so addicted to Freezer Paper now that we would probably pay whatever they charged! :roll:


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