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    Old 10-24-2020, 06:45 AM
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    Surely the quilting world has come up with wash away paper by now.
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    Old 10-24-2020, 07:22 AM
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    I know this is an old thread but it is fascinating to me because when I first came to these forums a couple of years ago, I found a similar thread which I've had bookmarked ever since.
    I don't get what the 'reciept' is for when making string quilts

    I started quilting in the 70s before rotary cutters and stuff and I've seen and done a lot of things, but never anything like this. So I kept my eyes open and I found a bag of adding machine tape at the goodwill and picked it up. Now, I've worked in offices and can recognize supplies, so I made sure I got something super basic and not the type that was heat activated or anything.

    Just recently I had the opportunity to use this in an actual project. I'm in the circulating round robin and I made "ribbons" for my center using some tiny little fan blade sized scraps that were meant to be hand pieced into baskets. The other ladies have made my humble start into a glorious project. I'm so impressed with all of them.

    Paper piecing is not one of my stronger skills, but I could do this on the tape just fine, especially when I decided I was ok with a certain amount of skewing, otherwise I would have trimmed my scraps down to have a flat edge and made the sewing more precise. The adding machine paper came off like it was never there! I did a light mist on the back of the paper and a popsicle stick and it all came out with nothing sticking in my stitches (which yes, I did make quite small).

    Final Grade: Passing -- could and would do again. Think it would make wonderful sashing among other things.

    Tried to edit out the middle picture, it was a process shot
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    Old 10-24-2020, 08:32 AM
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    I sew on the paper register tape a lot for scrap sashings. I sew 1/8 stay stitch down each inside of the paper edge so the stitches don't tear out when I remove the paper and I remove the paper before sewing the strips to the quilt. I score it down the middle with a tracing wheel and pull it away. If bits stay then they stay.
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