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Thread: String Piecing on adding machine paper

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    How fun!
    I have a lot of machines that no longer work, and I have never been able to bring myself to throw out all of the tape.
    I checked out your pictures - - IMPRESSIVE!
    Thank you for the tutorial

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    Thanks!

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    Thanks for the tut. Now to find some paper. Probably got tossed when I moved 4 years ago but gonna look. I was considering buying a box of the paper tape for a stablizer on sides of quilts that have borders that ripple or a quilt that has no borders when quilting on the Lizzie. Hmmm just might now that I have another use for it. Maybe can split the cost with a quilty friend.

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    What a wonderful idea! I have several vintage sewing machines in the living room and I have been looking for an easy paper piecing project, so anyone can try and sew/quilt on them. This way I hope to increase appreciationg for quilting and vintage machines. This is perfect. I am planning to print out your post and keep it, in plastic sheet protectors, by the machine. THANKS!

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    Cool!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Fish
    I have done miles and miles of the string piecing this way for borders, quilt blocks, etc...I use 3" wide paper and can when done, cut pieces for many many different patterns.
    I like it sort of wonky rather than each piece cut exactly the same and sewn straight..but you can do either
    I start with my paper in a box or in the pic you can see I use the thread holder...anything to keep it from rolling all over.
    I cut my scraps anywhere from about 1" wide to 1 1/2" wide and about 3 1/2" long.
    First you lay one piece right side up on the end of your paper...lay the next strip face down on that and sew as shown using 1/4" seam allowance.. Flip it back and finger press and then lay the next piece face down on that and repeat...I like to sew them at a little angle here and there to make them "wonky".....continue on as long as you like but I find normally I stopped at about 1 yard of the piecing and trimmed it as shown and then rolled it up and continued on...make sense?
    When my DH passed away, I found a whole box of adding machine rolls. Not knowing any better, I started sewing scrap pieces on the paper like you did. Mine were wonky from inexperience, not knowledge. After several years of collecting and much yardage strips, I started a scrap quilt for my son. Turned out great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mar32428
    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Fish
    I have done miles and miles of the string piecing this way for borders, quilt blocks, etc...I use 3" wide paper and can when done, cut pieces for many many different patterns.
    I like it sort of wonky rather than each piece cut exactly the same and sewn straight..but you can do either
    I start with my paper in a box or in the pic you can see I use the thread holder...anything to keep it from rolling all over.
    I cut my scraps anywhere from about 1" wide to 1 1/2" wide and about 3 1/2" long.
    First you lay one piece right side up on the end of your paper...lay the next strip face down on that and sew as shown using 1/4" seam allowance.. Flip it back and finger press and then lay the next piece face down on that and repeat...I like to sew them at a little angle here and there to make them "wonky".....continue on as long as you like but I find normally I stopped at about 1 yard of the piecing and trimmed it as shown and then rolled it up and continued on...make sense?
    When my DH passed away, I found a whole box of adding machine rolls. Not knowing any better, I started sewing scrap pieces on the paper like you did. Mine were wonky from inexperience, not knowledge. After several years of collecting and much yardage strips, I started a scrap quilt for my son. Turned out great.
    Would love to see a pic of the quilt..have one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Fish
    Quote Originally Posted by mar32428
    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Fish
    I have done miles and miles of the string piecing this way for borders, quilt blocks, etc...I use 3" wide paper and can when done, cut pieces for many many different patterns.
    I like it sort of wonky rather than each piece cut exactly the same and sewn straight..but you can do either
    I start with my paper in a box or in the pic you can see I use the thread holder...anything to keep it from rolling all over.
    I cut my scraps anywhere from about 1" wide to 1 1/2" wide and about 3 1/2" long.
    First you lay one piece right side up on the end of your paper...lay the next strip face down on that and sew as shown using 1/4" seam allowance.. Flip it back and finger press and then lay the next piece face down on that and repeat...I like to sew them at a little angle here and there to make them "wonky".....continue on as long as you like but I find normally I stopped at about 1 yard of the piecing and trimmed it as shown and then rolled it up and continued on...make sense?
    When my DH passed away, I found a whole box of adding machine rolls. Not knowing any better, I started sewing scrap pieces on the paper like you did. Mine were wonky from inexperience, not knowledge. After several years of collecting and much yardage strips, I started a scrap quilt for my son. Turned out great.
    Would love to see a pic of the quilt..have one?
    I have a super digital camera that takes gorgeous pics. I finally figured out how to get pics on Craigs List. Now I can work on this one. Have several to post. Wish me luck.

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    Cool idea, thanks for sharing.

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    I was just thinking that maybe you could use a paper towel holder to hold the adding machine paper roll.Then as you fill them up,you could just stack them on top of each other to store them.

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