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    I have been out of the loop for awhile,,,what in the heck is a cash register tape quilt??

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    Ladies are buying cash register (adding machine) tape, comes in a roll, couldn't tell you how many feet are on each roll, but it is a lot. Some are just sewing strips on it using it as a foundation, others are sewing scraps together using it as a foundation. It seems the tape keeps things straight and these can be sewn together. Some have show them here on the board, maybe you can search for them. Try either cash register or adding machine. As I continued looking through recent topics I found this: My other scrappy cash register tape quilt..."Disappearing Color" I think you will be able to see for yourself.
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    Here are a couple I`ve made.....you sew scraps onto an adding machine paper roll than make a quilt out of the strips......

    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline in Mo. View Post
    I have been out of the loop for awhile,,,what in the heck is a cash register tape quilt??
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    These are both beautiful! I love the leaves quilted on the top one!

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    And another example .... with explanations in the first post along with the photos
    My other scrappy cash register tape quilt..."Disappearing Color"
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    Sew many ideas ... just sew little time!!
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    From what I've seen many don't take the paper off the back but leave it in until it is washed and it dissolves - not isure I like that concept - don't know what, if anything, all that would do to my septic system!

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    i was lucky to have Charisma quilt it for me.....
    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Bonnie View Post
    These are both beautiful! I love the leaves quilted on the top one!

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    maybe I'm not getting the gist of this - is the tape just to keep your lines straight? Do you rotary cut along the edge of the tape after sewing your scraps into a strip? I'm trying really hard to organize this process in my head....help?

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    Check out quiltville.com. Bonnie Hunter has been working on her scraps adding them to paper strips. watch her quiltcam. She explains what she is doing really well.
    Janelle

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    Debbie, whether it's cash register tape, a telephone page, or maybe a triangle cut from a 11 x 8 paper, the idea is that the scraps are small, you sew on the paper and make sure all the paper is covered. By sewing on the paper you know just how big or what size scrape you will need to make your block. ONce the paper template is covered and sewn with scraps you then use it like a whole piece of material and cut your block. Years ago, before my time, many quilts were made with paper templates and the paper left on. It doesn't effect the quilt too much unless your paper is heavy. I would just try to remove as much as I could without pulling on the seams too much

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