Wednesday, April 13, 2011
100th post today!
How funny is that? I see on that this is my 100th post! Who knew??? I am on the quest to find the perfect paper for my paper pieced string blocks. I was using printer paper and a pretty good quality paper at that. It was really hard to tear off the blocks. Not impossible just gave a great finger work out. I thought of lined, 3 hole punched paper as a student would use. I gave it a whirl here just now and this is what I thought. Firstly, the paper is thinner so does provide as stable a base for the paper piecing but still very satisfactory. I was a little worried how it would stand up to the trimming or squaring up of the block but it was just fine. And secondly, totally easier to tear away the paper at the end. Much better and less expensive too.
I must say I am totally jealous that Joann's is selling Denyse Schmidt prints and we are sitting up here in Canada without. Boo hoo. The line looks really nice. And it does not seem to be available on line. Double boo hoo. I might have to take a field trip to Bellingham!