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My other scrappy cash register tape quilt..."Disappearing Color"

My other scrappy cash register tape quilt..."Disappearing Color"

Old 07-23-2013, 11:08 AM
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Default My other scrappy cash register tape quilt..."Disappearing Color"

I saw this style of quilt some time ago somewhere on the internet and was intrigued by the idea, so I decided to try it with this one. Wasn't sure what I thought of it when I was done, but overall I am pleased.
I sewed scraps onto the cash register tape (it's pretty thin) and then sewed it into a top making the width of white gradually wider as I went to the edge of the quilt.
I used a scrappy binding.

This was the first I'd ever done like this and I got impatient with taking the paper off the back of the quilt top so I went ahead and washed it first (It was a really bad idea!--had some seams come undone!) But this is how I KNOW the paper dissolves. After washing it, there was no paper on the back anywhere. It showed up in some places looking like the top was dirty in spots. Then, I scraped at those spots and realized it was the paper, mostly dissolved.

So, I made the repairs to the strips, and quilted this top up yesterday and washed it again last night. It came out fine. The paper isn't anywhere to be seen.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:37 AM
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Oh I like this one a lot. the wider and wider white strips are a great idea!
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:54 AM
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Very pretty. There is a tutorial on this quilt board on sewing fabric to the register tape.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:12 PM
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Well, I like it! It's more fun with the graduating widths than, say, a Chinese Coins quilt. Very nice.
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what a good idea to use up fabrics
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Beautiful quilt! A great idea to keep increasing the width of the white strips! You did a great job!
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Great quilt.......
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Awesome work!!!!
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Very nice scrappy quilt.
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really cool idea to use up some more scraps.
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