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TOPIC: Type of Foundation

Re: Type of Foundation 14 Feb 2012 03:48 #76114

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pam7040 wrote:
That's a great idea. When I was first taught to foundation piece it was onto fine dressmaking vilene which you leave in. I have never used it in a printer but ironing to freezer paper is ideal.

I have used Ricky's stable stuff for small things and found it really good. However when tried a more complex paper pieced pattern, I found that when I made a mistake and unpicked some stitches the stabliser with the pattern on came apart/split. On that occasion it happened on my first row of stitches. I wouldn't want it to happen on the last and have to start from the beginning again.
When I started making my square in square in square boxes I used fine vilene, and got really bored drawing all the squares up by hand. After I got my printer, I printed up the design on a sheet of A4 paper, which I then put double sided tape around the lead edge and sides of the design, I then stuck the nearly to size vilene over the printed design and ran it through the printer. I was then able to remove the printed piece and replace it with a fresh one for printing, I must have done at least a dozen or more on each piect of paper - I worked with 2 of them, 1 printing whilst re-setting the 2nd one, it worked really well for me.


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Re: Type of Foundation 13 Feb 2012 15:12 #76092

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That's a great idea. When I was first taught to foundation piece it was onto fine dressmaking vilene which you leave in. I have never used it in a printer but ironing to freezer paper is ideal.

I have used Ricky's stable stuff for small things and found it really good. However when tried a more complex paper pieced pattern, I found that when I made a mistake and unpicked some stitches the stabliser with the pattern on came apart/split. On that occasion it happened on my first row of stitches. I wouldn't want it to happen on the last and have to start from the beginning again.


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Re: Type of Foundation 13 Feb 2012 14:51 #76090

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tigsowner wrote:
I basically just use the thinnest printer paper I can find and a very small stitch, about 1.5. Tesco's value paper works fine for me and it's under £3 per ream - so thin that often 2 or even 3 sheets are taken through the printer for each page! It normally tears right off when the block is finished with very little left for the tweezers.
If I want to leave the foundation in, I cut fine sew-in vilene to size, iron it to freezer paper then run it through the printer if I'm doing lots or just trace with a fine hard pencil.

Thanks for this, a great tip, I have never thought of ironing to freezer paper to go through the printer
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Re: Type of Foundation 13 Feb 2012 06:51 #76067

I basically just use the thinnest printer paper I can find and a very small stitch, about 1.5. Tesco's value paper works fine for me and it's under £3 per ream - so thin that often 2 or even 3 sheets are taken through the printer for each page! It normally tears right off when the block is finished with very little left for the tweezers.
If I want to leave the foundation in, I cut fine sew-in vilene to size, iron it to freezer paper then run it through the printer if I'm doing lots or just trace with a fine hard pencil.
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Re: Type of Foundation 13 Feb 2012 03:34 #76062

I am in England and I bought some of Ricky Timms foundation paper direct from his site. It came quite quickly and I have tried it and like it very much, but I know that if I use it throughout I am going to need more than I originally bought. I haven't been able to get started properly on the 2012 project yet, but having just downloaded the patterns for month 2 I see that I need to get a move on.
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Re: Type of Foundation 12 Feb 2012 12:40 #76040

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Sorry, I thought I wrote that. It's the Ricky Tim's Stable Stuff, which can go in all printers and can be left in the quilt. I love to work with it.

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Re: Type of Foundation 12 Feb 2012 04:42 #76033

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Zarah wrote:
I got mine from
https://www.asding.com

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Can I ask, what product are you using ?
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Re: Type of Foundation 12 Feb 2012 02:54 #76029

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I got mine from
https://www.asding.com

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Type of Foundation 11 Feb 2012 04:51 #75984

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I was wondering if anyone in the UK in using foundation and if so what product are you using, and where did they get in from. I am using paper to peice mine :roll: , but I am unsure what products are available to us in the UK? ( and can be put though a printer?). I have had a good look through the quilt direct site but confusion reigns!!

Any pointers would be greatly appreciated
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