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Thread: String Piecing on adding machine paper

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    Quote Originally Posted by skjquiltnut
    Quote Originally Posted by QultingaddictUK
    I have to go into Hospital to have a replacement knee Op late on in March and suddenly realised I didn't have a Lap quilt, made loads but gave them away so I quickly ran up a D9P and used the till roll for the borders and IMO it has really made the quilt rather special.





    I haven't layered etc; yet as I am waiting to get some pure cotton wadding, on Monday, as our Hospitals are so hot.
    Sorry to hear you have to have surgery soon. Wishing you speedy recovery. I love your color and fabrics choices. Really lovely quilt top. Could you show photos of a few of the blocks uncut? I have tried to figure out the individual blocks but I get a bit confused.
    If you search this forum there are loads of links and tutorials on this wonderful pattern, but I am attaching one of my favourite patterns that I teach my newbie quilters with as is is so clear and easy to understand IMO.

    D9P pattern

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    Thank you! I really like it too

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    Quote Originally Posted by helou
    Thank you! I really like it too
    so many fun things to do with scraps...

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    An Idea for sure to send in to Fons and Porter if you haven't already. IF they use your idea you will get a year's worth of their mag free. Hooray for this wonderful idea. I am going to use it.

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    I have cut thin muslin at 6" strips and done crazy quilting on it for borders. Works great. Never thought of strip piecing though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grugirl
    An Idea for sure to send in to Fons and Porter if you haven't already. IF they use your idea you will get a year's worth of their mag free. Hooray for this wonderful idea. I am going to use it.
    Oh how neat that would be!

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    How do you remove the paper when finished?

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    When you sew on paper, set your stitch length to more stitches per inch and the paper will be perforated so it tears off easily. Don't tear it off until you are ready to use it. The paper is there to stabilize the odd shapes where there might be bias edges. Keeping the paper on the back until you sew it to your other pieces, you will be able to maintain the shape. If you fold the paper it also aids in removing it.

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    Sue Fish, thank you so much for your tip, I have just finished this top:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-106338-1.htm#2726814

    And the till roll border is the "piece de resistance" IMO


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    oh my I just love it..so glad you liked the method

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Fish
    oh my I just love it..so glad you liked the method
    Who wouldn't at least I have reduced my scrappies for this quilt, well for this one anyway :thumbup:

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    Had a frustating time looking for 3" paper rolls!! Could find 2" at Staples etc. Then yesterday I found a pack of 6 in a warehouse in Birmingham for 5.50 yipee!! BUT even better, happened to look among a pile of 'shop soiled goods' and found 2 packs of 10 rolls for...... 2!!!!!! Wow am I a 'happy bunny'!!!!!!! Now to make a start on those scraps!! Watch this space!!!! QuiltingaddictUK love your quilt!! Sue Fish you are a star!! Thanks for the original Tutorial!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoventryUK
    Had a frustating time looking for 3" paper rolls!! Could find 2" at Staples etc. Then yesterday I found a pack of 6 in a warehouse in Birmingham for 5.50 yipee!! BUT even better, happened to look among a pile of 'shop soiled goods' and found 2 packs of 10 rolls for...... 2!!!!!! Wow am I a 'happy bunny'!!!!!!! Now to make a start on those scraps!! Watch this space!!!! QuiltingaddictUK love your quilt!! Sue Fish you are a star!! Thanks for the original Tutorial!!
    Wow thanks so much ..so glad so many like this method and are giving it a try...you can do miles and miles now with all that paper!! ha ha

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    I'm having trouble finding the paper that tears easily and when they are wrapped in plastic at the store you cannot tell how easily they will tear. Any ideas? Special brands to try?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corky
    I'm having trouble finding the paper that tears easily and when they are wrapped in plastic at the store you cannot tell how easily they will tear. Any ideas? Special brands to try?
    Can't you ask your local supermarkets for some, that's where I got mine.

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    I would like a wider border than the 3 inch paper would make. I think you could use old telephone book paper, newspaper or whatever and just glue stick the pieces together when you came to the end of one piece. It would probably be easier to tear off than the adding machine paper also. If you cut your newspaper the long way the strips would add up fast.

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    I have kept the paper from the bolt of EQS Super soft polyester wadding, they put a strip in their rolls of batting it is a super size being a tad over 4". Try your local LQS as I would bet that they only throw it out :idea:

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    Quote Originally Posted by lclang
    I would like a wider border than the 3 inch paper would make. I think you could use old telephone book paper, newspaper or whatever and just glue stick the pieces together when you came to the end of one piece. It would probably be easier to tear off than the adding machine paper also. If you cut your newspaper the long way the strips would add up fast.
    all good ideas ..and fax paper

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkhansen
    Where do you find 3 inch paper on rolls?

    Thanks, K
    I found a 10 pack of 3 in x 128 ft rolls at Office Depot for $14.99 last week. I figured $1.49 per roll wasn't bad. I'll have enough to last my lifetime, I'm sure! LOL

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    I tried the piecing technique on adding machine tape and don't see the attraction. I'll test it out again and see if it gains more appeal.

    Maybe what I'll do is use all the odd shapes, see if that works better. I have two huge bins of scraps and strips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corky
    I tried the piecing technique on adding machine tape and don't see the attraction. I'll test it out again and see if it gains more appeal.
    For me, it wasn't as easy as it looked but once I got the hang of it I think I'd try it again. I did about a 40 inch strip this morning with some very small scraps and it did take some thought on my part. I think it would be much faster for me, if my scraps were bigger.

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    There aren't any rules. You could use crazy quilt shapes if you didn't like the piano key setup. I have a ton of odd shapes too and I think a crazy quilt style border would be charming on a scrap quilt.

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    i think you develop a rthym after a while too and it goes faster..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Fish
    i think you develop a rthym after a while too and it goes faster..
    I totally agree and will try it again in the future. I'm new to quilting so after each quilt, I'm planning on saving those scraps for this.

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    wonderful ingenuity , and getting ready for the holidays...

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