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« on: November 28, 2008 12:41:13 PM »

ok so I cant seem to find freezer paint and am sooooo wanting to start trying to stencil, so here's a couple of questions
1. Does anyone have any idea, which large chain grocery stores in Canada sell it? I'm in Clagary and have tried all the smaller stores and so far SuperStore and Co-Op...no luck yet
2. Is wax paper a similar idea? Has anyone tried it? Pro's and con's compared to freezer paper if you've tried?

any help at all would be a life saver!
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2008 01:40:33 AM »

I don't know about Canadian stores, sorry Sad

However, I know it is used for Applique so seems to be sold in craft stores (I'm in the UK and supermarkets here don't sell it). I also found some online (but UK based) places which sold it so that's worth a try.

Wax paper is completely different and wont work at all. Freezer paper is plastic backed, so the plastic melts a bit with an iron and sticks to fabric, whereas I think wax paper would just go soft.

I would offer to send you some but I think it would take forever.

(I work in the xmas post sorting office, so I know it would take forever!)
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2008 06:10:32 AM »

I have sent freezer paper to Canada several times in the past so I am not sure but I do believe that you all either do not have it or it is very hard to locate.

Wax paper will not work it will stick to your iron when you go to put it on the shirt since there is wax on both sides not just one like with Freezer paper.

You may check with a butcher, usually they use freezer paper for there meats.
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2008 01:45:17 PM »

Thanks guys, well I guess I have some hard searching on my hands...any other suggestions of something else to use as a stencil other than the freezer paper?
I dont necessarily need something that I have use to run through my computer printer....I was thinking of do my own designs anyways.
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2008 02:04:47 PM »

ok and another quick question is parchment paper the same thing as freezer paper?
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2008 05:18:10 PM »

Honestly I am not sure. Is it wax on one side and paper on the other. I cannot remember right now what that paper is. (Pregnancy brain)
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2008 07:07:20 PM »

Parchment paper is not the same thing as freezer paper it has nothing to stick to the fabric.  You can't use wax paper because the wax would melt into your fabric and onto  your iron.  Freezer paper is kraft paper with a thin coating of plastic on one side.  When you iron it the plastic gets tacky and sticks to the fabric.  I am sorry but I don't know where you can find it in Canada.  I think that some quilting shops carry it so you might try there if you have any.  I also read that Whole Foods in Canada has it. 
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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2008 12:21:06 PM »

Well I've searched high and low and cant seem to find any freezer paper here, but I broke down and ordered some only line for a pretty good price....projects to come!! Yipee! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2009 05:13:11 PM »

I wasn't able to find it when I was looking apparently I just wasn't looking in the right place seeing I've found it since then.  BUT I did use contact paper instead and it worked great.  just have to be careful when you are placing it.
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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2009 06:19:10 PM »

Hello!
Alrighty, when I started stenciling, I kind of freaked out a little, seeing as people seem to be having trouble finding it in Canada.
I didn't even leave my house- it was in the cupboard!
I asked my mom a little about it, and she said that you can get it in most big stores- Sobeys, No Frills, Dominion, etc. But if you can't find it there, check quilting places, since, well, that's what she uses for it.
And uh, that's about all!
Hope that helps!
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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2009 02:33:39 AM »

I found something else that works: copying paper comes wrapped in a waxed paper that can be ironed onto tha fabric and then removed, just like freezer paper.
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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2009 03:42:37 AM »

ok so I cant seem to find freezer paint and am sooooo wanting to start trying to stencil, so here's a couple of questions
1. Does anyone have any idea, which large chain grocery stores in Canada sell it? I'm in Clagary and have tried all the smaller stores and so far SuperStore and Co-Op...no luck yet
2. Is wax paper a similar idea? Has anyone tried it? Pro's and con's compared to freezer paper if you've tried?

any help at all would be a life saver!
I have never seen the freezer paper with the waxy side on it here in canada- i have been asking butchers and grocers and they don't carry either! Sad
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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2009 01:30:53 PM »

I honestly dont think that they carry it anywhere....maybe a little mom and pop grocery store but even then I think we're out of luck. But the site I ordered from is great and I'm having a blast creating my stencils!
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« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2009 08:11:07 PM »

I don't mean to revive an old thread, but I had also been on the search for freezer paper in Canada, and couldn't find any, until today, behold, freezer paper! I immediately thought of this thread as I had done a search before on the boards to see if anyone knew where to buy the paper.

Some weeks ago, I had searched many stores (Wal-Mart, Sobeys, Jean-Coutu, Shoppers Drug Mart) and came up empty. I'm in eastern Canada for reference. While doing groceries today, I found some. I was at a different Sobeys than the one from before I had looked in.

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I picked it up, and wondered, "is this really it?" It said freezer paper after all, but it also said "plastic coated" beneath that.

And then, the box answered my question. On the top of the box, it says:
"Make non-slip stencils. Temporarily adhere the plastic side to fabric with a hot, dry iron. Peel off stencil when paint dries."

Maybe I got lucky to find some. Actually, maybe I should also go back and buy another 2 boxes Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2009 01:37:36 PM »

I'm in Newbrunswick and found freezer paper in my local walmart (i was shocked because they rarely have anything i need) it took some hunting through both the home and groceries section but there it was, a 50' roll of freezer paper Cheesy (this is the one and only time i have ever said "yay walmart")
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« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2009 06:46:09 AM »

I think it's one of those items you have to constantly check back for. I could not find it anywhere, then all the sudden I found it in all the grocery stores and even my dollar, and again a few months later, I cant find it again.
 But I still haven't even started to make a dent in the sheets of it I bought online LOL
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« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2009 08:27:28 AM »

Is there a quilting supplies store near where you live? They'll probably be able to help you find something that works like freezer paper.
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« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2009 06:41:40 PM »

I'm in Canada, too (Winnipeg).  I found some freezer paper at the SuperStore about 5 or 6 years ago but have not looked for more lately because I still have a lot left.  Someone else mentioned that copier paper comes wrapped in similar paper (I have quite a bit of that, too).  I just want to add something about the copier paper wrappers - some of it works and some of it doesn't.  I always test a little piece of it before I make a stencil or use it for patchwork piecing.
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« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2010 11:40:16 AM »

BREAKING NEWS!!!

Haha okay, so today I was in the Village and dropped by Safeway, and voila!

The Safeway on Osbourne and River in Winnipeg carries Reynold's brand freezer paper...50' for $6.69. I imagine other Safeways carry it too, but I haven't checked yet.

I was looking for it too, and thusfar, this is the only place I've been able to find it.
Hope this helps you out Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2010 04:33:57 PM »

I found freezer paper at A&P (Metro now, not sure if they still have it). 
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« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2010 03:35:35 PM »

I mentioned this before, try hunting supply stores too - hunters will use it to wrap their game meat for freezing.  BIL got a HUGE industrial role of it (as in you will NEVER need to buy it again sized) at Bass Pro Shops.  I was buying the Reynolds at Highland Farms in Toronto, or the SuperStore too.
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« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2010 08:15:53 PM »

Just thought I'd mention two things:

1) Freezer paper is indeed the white version of butcher paper! I remember my mom having a huge roll of the reddish-brown butcher paper when I was a kid because we had our own chickens. My boyfriend's dad gets his from an outdoor/fishing store for wrapping deer meat.

2) I looked high and low in grocery stores for it, and lo! I found it at the corner/variety store not 200 metres from my boyfriend's house. It was right beside the wax paper and aluminum foil for $6.99.
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« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2011 01:45:20 PM »

I mentioned this before, try hunting supply stores too - hunters will use it to wrap their game meat for freezing.  BIL got a HUGE industrial role of it (as in you will NEVER need to buy it again sized) at Bass Pro Shops.  I was buying the Reynolds at Highland Farms in Toronto, or the SuperStore too.


Thank you for this! I have been searching everywhere for Freezer Paper, including Walmart and they don't seem to have it! But I luckily live very close to a Bass Pro Shop! I'll def be going to look there today!
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« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2011 03:59:05 PM »

Yeah, I got my freezer paper at Walmart...

Another option, that I've found to work a lot better is vinyl. If you can get the big sheets of vinyl from a sign and graphic shop and cut out of that, I find that it sticks down a lot better, and there are less of those little accidental leaks around the edges. Better yet, if you have a digital copy of the image that you want to use, you can get them to machine cut it out. Not sure that it would be super economical though. But a really good product. Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2011 06:45:21 AM »

I've never tried that....cost wise I'm thinking it's probably a bit more. But a good option if you could get your design cut out...like if you wanted something that was really detailed or a super important project.
I of course now that I'm not looking have been able to find it all over the place. Even though the cost is way better buying it on a roll at the grocery store, I have to say I prefer the sheets I've been buying online. It seems just a tad bit thicker and I like that it paper sized, which most of my projects tend to be around that size. And since I'm centred challenged it helps with my alignment ALOT LOL
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