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Introducing the 2013 TQS Block of the Month designed by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly! It's called "TWO OF US" and was created by the two of them. The quilt measures 79" x 79" and was completed just in time for Houston.

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Re: Paper pieced? 03 Jan 2013 00:15 #94560

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I would like to be able to purchase enough extra fabric for the paper pieced fabrics that I don't have to cut my "chunks" of fabric as closely as Margo does! I'd gladly pay some extra to just be able to whack off a more generous hunk and stitch away!

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Re: Paper pieced? 02 Jan 2013 22:38 #94558

I just paper-pieced a test strip according to Margo and Annis' instructions and it worked like a charm! There was no fabric waste. Thanks Margo and Annis!
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Re: Paper pieced? 02 Jan 2013 21:37 #94556

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I just did an online research to compare prices. It does look like the same thing but the prices are considerably different. The Staedtler 11 x 17 is 25.99 compared to Office Depot 10.99 for 50 sheets. The Staedtler 8-1/2 x 11 is 12.49 compared to Office Depot 8.99 for 50 sheets. So I will continue with the Office Depot vellum since I am happy with it. I've been using it for about 2 1/2 years and have printed more than 1000 pages during that time. I've kept the cardboards off the back and have close to 20 of them.
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Re: Paper pieced? 02 Jan 2013 21:18 #94555

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Annis, I think I got the same as you. This link shows what I got from Staples, but Office Depot only has it online. Online says it's 16 lb, but that is not stated on cover of the pad. I love the visibility from the back side. Thanks!

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/434159/Staedtler-Plain-Vellum-Paper-8-12/
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Re: Paper pieced? 02 Jan 2013 21:05 #94553

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suehenyon wrote:
Staedtler 100% Rag Vellum prints beautifully. Whew! The other vellum I have is the weight of wedding invitation inserts.

I will have to check that out and compare it to the Office Depot which is a 16 lb. vellum. I'm printing on a Canon, Epson, or HP, depending on which computer I'm working on at the time.
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Re: Paper pieced? 02 Jan 2013 20:25 #94550

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Staedtler 100% Rag Vellum prints beautifully. Whew! The other vellum I have is the weight of wedding invitation inserts.
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Re: Paper pieced? 02 Jan 2013 18:57 #94542

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Thanks everyone.

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Re: Paper pieced? 02 Jan 2013 18:30 #94540

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I just looked up vellum on Staples and Office Depot. Evidently there is a 25% rag vellum, a 100% rag vellum, and others that may not list the content. I'm on my way to Staples for other products. I'll check out the 100% and give that a try, and keep y'all posted.
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Re: Paper pieced? 02 Jan 2013 18:10 #94535

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I have an Epson. When I did the internet search, I found others that had a problem printing vellum with this printer, too. Evidently, if a printer has a "Transparency" setting under Paper/media, there may not be a problem. I just wanted others to have a heads up, if they choose this route.
Mine came from Staples, fiber content is not listed, although it says inkjet compatible.
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Re: Paper pieced? 02 Jan 2013 17:53 #94533

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Thanks Annis!


It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter
That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived !
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Re: Paper pieced? 02 Jan 2013 17:39 #94528

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I use Office Depot item #345-854. It's a translucent vellum paper made with 100 per cent cotton fiber. You will find it in the section with tracing paper. It comes in a 50 sheet pad of 11 x 17 paper. Letter size paper is also available on their website. I've been able to use it in every printer I have with no problems. I use a paper cutter to cut the sheets in half and remove the glued edge.
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Re: Paper pieced? 02 Jan 2013 17:30 #94527

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Good to know! Susan and Annis, where do you purchase your vellum?


It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter
That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived !
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Re: Paper pieced? 02 Jan 2013 17:26 #94525

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I liked Annis' tip about printing patterns on vellum until I tried it on my printer. After trying to trick the printer in properties, then asking the internet, I used painter's tape to tape a piece of regular paper to the vellum with a thin edge of tape. That worked.

I never pieced with vellum before. Wow does it tear cleanly. Nice!
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Re: Paper pieced? 02 Jan 2013 16:06 #94522

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ladyquilter wrote:
Margo wrote:
It did a great job at capturing everything, but it didn't print very well at all on my printer.

JoJo, you can increase the size of the images in Word by clicking on the image handles. There is a limit to how much you can do this before you lose clarity, but I copied an image that stretched to 8 1/2 by 11 and can read it fine. You might also consider checking the resolution of you printer. I wouldn't print on draft.
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