Plus a Few More Ways it Can Expand Your Creativity!
Freezer paper has long been a staple for quilters. It’s often used for needle-turn applique and English paper piecing. However, there are so many other ways it can help while making a quilt.
The shiny side of the paper is coated with plastic that melts slightly and adheres to fabric once heat is applied. Yet it doesn’t leave a residue behind once it’s removed. And, you can use the same freezer paper shape many times before it no longer works (usually from picking up lint and such from the fabric).
Quilter’s Freezer Paper Sheets (found here) are 8 1/2″ x 11″, perfect for running through your printer. Or, cut standard freezer paper to size and let it lay flat (maybe with a book on top) until it flattens out.
Pat Sloan has written an article that outlines 12 ways you can use freezer paper in making quilts. It gives a great overview of the most popular ways of using freezer paper.
In the following video Charlotte Scott demonstrates some of the methods Pat mentions and adds a few of her own.
Click here to watch the video at YouTube if it doesn’t play on your device.
You may be surprised by how many ways freezer paper can ease the quiltmaking process and enhance your creativity.
Please leave a comment below if you have other ideas for using freezer paper to share.
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