Anyhooo.... I thought I'd try and take the Lapel Stick out of the binding and in to paper piecing. I figured it might make paper piecing a bit easier - no bits to rip out and whatnot so I thought I'd give it a go.
I kept my machine's stitch length just as I normally would. Normal paper piecing you need to tighten it up so it holds better and rips through the paper easier. I thought I'd walk on the wild side and ignore that rule. I like to break quilting rules when I can :D
Prep your piecing sections just like you normally would by folding the sewing lines. I like to use a paper bookmark.
So after you are done sewing along the folded edge, flip over the paper side and then flip over the fabric you just sewed and then give it a good ironing - the wooden or finger kind that is.
After you have finished piecing all your sections you are ready to move on and sew them together!
Sorry. You can't see the finished product yet. It's for the Bowls with Borders Blog Hop. My official posting date is not for another week. I think I might make a mug rug out of this. I haven't decided yet.
So there you have it. My turn your regular copy paper in to freezer paper piecing by using Lapel Stick. I think overall it worked pretty good. I'm not sure if the cost of the lapel stick would make doing this cheaper than using freezer paper but for those that can get a Lapel Stick and not affordable freezer paper maybe you can give it a try. You might like it.