Translucent Vellum Paper

Featured Tool: Simple Foundations Translucent Vellum Paper by C&T, Item # 20712


What is Simple Foundations Translucent Vellum Paper typically used for?

This vellum paper is extremely handy for paper piecing. Can be used with any photocopier, inkjet or laser printer or trace patterns without a light-box – the design shows through the paper

What was your first impression?

I liked the texture and the sheerness of the paper. You can see the placement of fabric pieces before you sew!

What was your experience using the Simple Foundations Translucent Vellum Paper like?

I loved the vellum as soon as I used it, from start to finish. It went through my printer well, the ink dried quickly and didn’t smear. I could see the lines clearly through the vellum and it ripped out like a dream.

How long did it take you to learn how to use it?

Learning to use the paper was quick – the paper piecing part takes a little longer!

Why do you NEED it?

I’ve become a little addicted to paper piecing so I need to have this on hand at all times!

Who would appreciate the Simple Foundations Translucent Vellum Paper most?

This would be perfectly suited for:

  • Paper-piecers at any level


  1. Linda Christianson - July 5, 2016

    I like the fact this paper is in sheets and not on a roll. It would also be handy to make the quilting block pattern to quilt the design and not have to make marks with a marker that might not come out or show on the fabric.

    • Hayley - July 6, 2016

      Great points, Linda!

  2. Barb - July 5, 2016

    Sounds handy! I have been doing a series of paper pieced mini quilts and I think this would simplify things a bit. I wonder if it would hold up to having to un-sew my mistakes.

    • Hayley - July 6, 2016

      You’ll have to give it a try, Barb, and let us know how it turns out! I know for the paper piecers here, it’s been very successful.

    • Ann - July 6, 2016

      Scotch tape works well to mend the paper if you have to remove stitches and the paper is not intact.

  3. Karen - July 5, 2016

    Very Clever. I struggle with paper piecing and get frustrated tearing all the paper off, but admire all the beautiful, intricate patterns. I think I will just have to give the vellum a try. Thank you.

    • Hayley - July 6, 2016

      Let us know how it goes, Karen! Happy piecing 🙂