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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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