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Thread: paper piecing on register receipt rolls

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    paper piecing on register receipt rolls

    I remember seeing something about this but do not know how to go about it as I'm not a paper piecer...any help is appreciated.
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    if you search for "paper piecing adding machine" you get some posts...here's one:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...er-t56940.html

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    Thanks!!!!!

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    Another use for adding machine paper is to use it to measure the width and length of your quilt top and then cut the borders using the paper as a ruler.
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    Thanks, Bellaboo. That's a good tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    Another use for adding machine paper is to use it to measure the width and length of your quilt top and then cut the borders using the paper as a ruler.
    Love that tip...
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    I found a couple of rolls of fax paper at SA for a buck. It's about the same thickness as the adding machine tape, but it's 8.5" wide. I tried a small sample and it tears off the stitching well. I was going to do some crumb blocks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    Another use for adding machine paper is to use it to measure the width and length of your quilt top and then cut the borders using the paper as a ruler.
    also great for spacing out border stencils

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    If I remember right, the paper tape for measuring borders was Holice's idea.
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    Just had to go take picture of what I have been done on 2 1/2" adding machine tape.
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    Good tips, thanks ladies.

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    I found 2 1/4" adding machine rolls at Walmart. I'm thinking that one could lay 2 paper strips side by side for a wider paper base.

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    DH brought home a case of adding machine tape from work. It was going to be thrown in the dumpster when the office supply closet was cleaned out. DH says the company can't donate unwanted surplus for tax reasons. Infuriating how much good unusable items are going to waste. I was at the county dump with DH when a dump truck rolled up. Inside looked like brand new stuff! He said it came from Target returns. As he was raking the contents into the big fill hole, he reached down and handed me a brand new child's life vest. I don't understand business thinking.
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    Oh how clever!!!!! -- have this flying geese idea for a sofa seat cover to catch my furry motion detector's fuzz. -- Idea being I can whip it off when someone pops in and its easier to throw it in the dryer than irritate my arthritic wrists trying to vaccum it. Now which clever spot did I put that roll? Thanks for the idea and picture.

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    Sweatpea..Did you draw the pattern, as it looks like it's pre-printed paper (up in the top left corner of the picture)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandy l View Post
    Sweatpea..Did you draw the pattern, as it looks like it's pre-printed paper (up in the top left corner of the picture)?
    I was wondering also.

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    Two tips for using the adding machine tape - use the plain paper one, not the thermal or the one that has a carbon copy properties. I bought 3" tape at Staples for next to nothing. Also set your stitches to 1.5 or so (short) because it is easier to tear the paper and it keeps the seams from unravelling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    DH brought home a case of adding machine tape from work. It was going to be thrown in the dumpster when the office supply closet was cleaned out. DH says the company can't donate unwanted surplus for tax reasons. Infuriating how much good unusable items are going to waste. I was at the county dump with DH when a dump truck rolled up. Inside looked like brand new stuff! He said it came from Target returns. As he was raking the contents into the big fill hole, he reached down and handed me a brand new child's life vest. I don't understand business thinking.
    recently I too was informed of what Walmart does......I wanted to buy a toddler booster seat for the car, the one I wanted was not in-stock altho their "computerized" inventory said they had two...anyway, I offered to buy the "model" on the shelf and was informed they are not allowed to sell anything that is on display...when I asked what happens to it, I was informed it was dumped...........I guess it has something to do with our litigious (sp) society.....if something on display was sold and somehow someone got hurt or whatever they would be liable.......So just look at all the stuff in all the stores and then go to a local dumpsite....I wonder where my closest one is???????
    Same thing with say, dunkin donuts...cannot donate day old to any organization...have to be dumped in dumpster....I know someone who knew someone who occasionally would park back there and pick up boxes after they were placed in dumpster behind the store.......

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    sweetpea------
    please tell me how you did that...it is just too cool!!!!! what a great way to eat up that stash of scrappy small pieces!!!!!!

    Now I have to look for adding machine paper!!!!! Goodwill here I come!!

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