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    Default Phone book for paper foundation

    I would like to make a low volume scrap quilt using phone book pages for the papers. They are 8x10.
    1. Would this work with that kind of paper?
    2. I have never done this before. Does it matter if you build your page from the center and gradually add pieces around and around (like a log cabin) until the page is filled, or should I start in the corner at the edge and build across and down?
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    Default Re: Phone book for paper foundation

    I would worry about the ink coming off on the back of the fabric, otherwise I don't see why not.

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    Default Re: Phone book for paper foundation

    I use old sheets for foundation...or I do QAYG...also a lot of people use muslin...I have never used telephone book pages
    for strip or log cabin blocks I start in the middle...
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    Default Re: Phone book for paper foundation

    I found these newspaper sheets on amazon...they work really well
    https://smile.amazon.com/Sax-Plain-W...wspaper+sheets

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    Default Re: Phone book for paper foundation

    The ink doesn't come off. Bonnie Hunter uses them all the time. As to where you should start, I don't think it matters. The paper acts as a stabilizer so you can start in either the corner or the center. Have fun!

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    Default Re: Phone book for paper foundation

    Jenny has a Facebook live where she uses tissue paper to make string quilts. She starts in the middle and works out each side at a time. Sorry, I can't give you the link as I'm on my tablet.

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    Default Re: Phone book for paper foundation

    I used phone book paper as a foundation for three string quilts. I had no problems with ink on my hands or the fabric. I took the back side of my seam ripper, gently went down the side of the seams & it the paper came off so easily. The only "problem" I had was sometimes picking up two pages instead of one:-)




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    Default Re: Phone book for paper foundation

    I made a quilt using phone book paper. I used random sized strips and started in the center, not being very careful about seams. The wonkiness adds to the charm. It's mindless sewing, so relaxing...you'll have a blast.

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    Default Re: Phone book for paper foundation

    If you start in the middle you can make a lattice design. (This isn't mine).

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    Default Re: Phone book for paper foundation

    I've used phone books for foundation and never had any issue with the ink. I didn't use steam in my iron. You may start in the center or the corners as you wish. Just mind you don't use too tiny pieces in the corners or they will be too much seam bulk when you join them to other pieces.

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