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Freezer paper - what is it? Where can I buy it?

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motherofvikings Sun 05-May-13 07:17:19

The Internet tells me freezer paper is the same as grease proof paper.

Except mine (from sainsburys) is labelled as baking paper and doesn't have a shiny side.

Where can I get some freezer paper without buying online?

smile

flubba Sun 05-May-13 07:47:28

Sorry, can't help - I couldn't find it in real life so had to buy it online.

>>wonders whether a response like this is any use whatsoever to the OP<< confused smile

motherofvikings Sun 05-May-13 08:08:16

grin

No it is useful - I thought it was just me being thick!

flubba Sun 05-May-13 08:19:13

FWIW I managed to buy mine through ebay at a time when ebay was offering £5 off (?) - so the paper only ended up costing me a couple of quid.

reindeesandchristmastrees Sun 05-May-13 19:56:38

If you know anyone going to the states it is in all the supermarkets. Fab stuff for stenciling

Showtime Sun 05-May-13 21:56:46

New craft shop on the coast had some, but almost £10 a roll - in line with their other prices, so internet still cheaper. Have some packaging paper with a shiny side which I plan to try, until someone posts info here.

ananikifo Sun 05-May-13 22:04:06

It's paper on a roll with plastic bonded to it. (Ie the shiny side is made of plastic) The plastic melts and sticks to fabric if you iron it, and then easily peels off afterwards. I've heard of small quilting shops carrying it at exorbitant prices. I bought it on amazon for about £5 a roll. It's not the same thing as greaseproof or baking paper and as far as I know, it's not really available in the UK in supermarkets, just imported from the US by small shops and online.

Jaynebxl Mon 06-May-13 06:56:43

Hobbycraft sell it. I have o say though, I used it once, decided it was too faffy and have never bothered since.

bigbuttons Mon 06-May-13 07:00:35

you can only buy it online unless you go to the states. I have rolls of the stuff, bloody love it!

flubba Mon 06-May-13 08:41:28

bigbuttons what do you use it for? I've done some T-shirt stencilling which was good, but fiddly for the little bits. Have still got loads left over so would love some more ideas...

stealthsquiggle Mon 06-May-13 08:49:00

Can someone give me some examples of using this stuff? I rejected a US sewing book for DNeice because it kept using freezer paper and I thought that would be frustrating (although she does in fact have plenty of American relations who could send it to her). I have seen it in US supermarkets, but I need a really good justification to award it some of my precious baggage allowance on my next trip.

flubba Mon 06-May-13 08:51:59

The only thing I've used it for so far is stencilling onto clothes. Sure there are other uses too...

overmydeadbody Mon 06-May-13 08:56:12

I buy my Freezer paper on Amazon, or sometimes Hobby Craft.

I use it to make stencils for painting on t-shirts. It is the most amazing stuff ever.

here's a picture of a t-shirt I made using freezer paper

overmydeadbody Mon 06-May-13 08:59:04

you can see the steps involved in using it to make t-shirts here

Stealth I think a lot of people use it in quilting, but I don't know how exactly, maybe in cutting out pieces accurately? Ironing on the freezer paper cut-out, then cutting around the fabric and pulling the frezer paper off? Maybe it is good for flimsy fabric?

stealthsquiggle Mon 06-May-13 09:16:08

Stencils look great, OMDB. I am tempted. Quilting makes sense, but I don't have the patience for quilts that need fancy shapes.

stealthsquiggle Mon 06-May-13 09:22:55

Do you print your design straight onto the freezer paper, or print it on normal paper and trace it?

Jaynebxl Mon 06-May-13 11:13:24

Is the stuff you can get in America different from the stuff Hobbycraft sell then?

LeFlaneur Mon 06-May-13 13:04:19

It's only 50p here

LeFlaneur Mon 06-May-13 13:04:59

Sorry, should have said per half metre.

bigbuttons Mon 06-May-13 15:13:49

I use it to make templates for my patchwork. I cut it to A4 size and print on the non waxy side, cut out the templates, iron on to the fabric and pull off when done. I re-use each template loads of times.
I have also used it to pint directly onto fabric with for making cards and pictures, again iron a a4 size sheet to an a4 size piece of fabric and feed through the printer.
it's ace!

Showtime Mon 06-May-13 17:28:11

Thanks, Leflaneur, I might try it at that price, it's same brand I saw advertised for whole £10 roll.

Wishiwasanheiress Mon 06-May-13 17:29:39

If u don't know what it is, why do u need it?

BigBoobiedBertha Mon 06-May-13 17:40:14

You can get it at quilting shows as well as Hobbycraft - a lot of the quilting shops sell it.

Threads and Patches sell it and provide a description of what to do with it.

I use it for applique personally.

overmydeadbody Wed 08-May-13 01:08:33

stealth I draw the design onto the freezer paper, usually tracing straight from my monitor, or printing it on normal paper first.

Sometimes I print it to normal paper, then layer the freezer paper under the normal paper on my vutting mat, stick it all down with masking tape, and then cut out the normal paper thus also cutting out the freezer paper. I use a very tiny presicion knife that rotates as I twist my wrist making it easy to cut out curves.

stealthsquiggle Thu 09-May-13 10:19:28

Thanks, OMDB.

I am thinking that between stencilling fabric and stencilling cakes, I could easily justify the space and weight of a roll of freezer paper on my next trip <<eyes work diary>>

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