Freezer paper is a thick paper with a plastic or wax coating on one side commonly used by quilters for applique, (freezer) paper foundation piecing and making templates from freezer paper. Freezer paper can be purchased at the grocery store on a roll (next to wax paper and the aluminum foil!) or at the quilt shop in a package of 8 1/2" x 11" sheets for use in your home printer. When pressed shiney side down, freezer paper will temporarily adhere to fabric. There are several methods of applique that use freezer paper. Freezer paper is also used for tear free paper piecing and template piecing.
Benefits of Freezer Paper
- Freezer paper templates can be made with layers of freezer paper to make a sturdy template and used multiple times.
- Freezer paper templates are good for creating unusual patchwork blocks
Tools and Supplies Freezer Paper
To make Freezer Paper Templates, you'll need the following:
- Freezer paper
- Marking pen/pencil
- Supplies based on method
What I Wish I Knew When I Started - Freezer Paper
When getting ready to use FREEZER PAPER on a roll, cut a section and lay it out flat, shiney side down so that it will relax before you're ready to use it.