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Thread: String Piecing on adding machine paper

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    the other day at work we ran out of paper for our credit card machine - found all kinds of rolls but none would fit it! now i know what to do with all those rolls!!! gonna go in today and tell them DO NOT throw any rolls away! i wonder if thermal paper makes a difference????

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragqueen03
    the other day at work we ran out of paper for our credit card machine - found all kinds of rolls but none would fit it! now i know what to do with all those rolls!!! gonna go in today and tell them DO NOT throw any rolls away! i wonder if thermal paper makes a difference????
    Not really, it's just when you press it the paper turns black, but only the paper.

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    What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing....

    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    When you first start what size do you cut your strips to?
    Then do you get to a desired length before you use a ruler to trim the edges?
    At what length do you normally stop to trim the edges?
    Thanks, Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by PghPat
    When you first start what size do you cut your strips to?
    Then do you get to a desired length before you use a ruler to trim the edges?
    At what length do you normally stop to trim the edges?
    Thanks, Pat
    My till rolls are a fraction over 3" so I cut my strips to about 3.25 - 3.5 and anything from an inch to 2/5" in depth. I normally take about a couple of feet x 2 so I can chain piece, any longer I get in a tangle :roll:

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    Has anyone tried that cheap paper towel stuff on this? You know, the stuff in public restrooms where it feels like tree bark?

    Second question, is the paper hard to rip off? Does paper stay under the stitched areas when you tear it off?

    Im new to quilting and I have never paper pieced before.

    Thanks ladies and Sue for this wonderful ideal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghetohound
    Has anyone tried that cheap paper towel stuff on this? You know, the stuff in public restrooms where it feels like tree bark?

    SeconI have onld question, is the paper hard to rip off? Does paper stay under the stitched areas when you tear it off?

    Im new to quilting and I have never paper pieced before.

    Thanks ladies and Sue for this wonderful ideal!
    I have only used the adding machine paper..i use a tight stitch and steam press it when done and the paper comes off easily

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    Thanks - great directions and a wonderful use of scraps.

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    This is way too cool. :)

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    I found some very inexpensive paper on a roll in the paint department. See this link for a picture:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-156525-1.htm#4322777

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    Well Ms. Sue Fish...you lady are one smart cookie...that is just the coolest idea EVER! :):):)

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    My husband often sits in my studio and "paper pieces" on adding machine rolls. He sews them together based on color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuv2quilt
    Well Ms. Sue Fish...you lady are one smart cookie...that is just the coolest idea EVER! :):):)
    Gee thanks so much! Hey how far are u from Raleigh? We just bought a house in raleigh

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    So glad I refound this tute!! I was telling my friend about it and was having a hard time explaining it. Love this...

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    Thank you Sue Fish for the reference back to your string quilts. I never knew they could be so beautiful. You have truly inspired me to make one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing View Post
    do you save up the craps and then do a load at a time, or use them as you acquire them? yours seem to be well-mixed.
    I sometimes call my leftover pieces 'craps' too - especially when they are pieces that I cut wrong!

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    This is a brillant idea! And to think I've been bagging and giving my scraps to thrift shop. No more
    ~~ Butterflies can't see their wings.
    They can't see how truly beautiful they are,
    but everyone else can. People are kinda like that. ~~

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    This is a wonderful idea, thank you ladies.

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    Ok I have a question.. Why do people sew on paper?

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    A foundation helps keep all those tiny pieces flat and often scraps are bias and that helps with that also

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    This is such a good reminder to do something with all of my small scraps...that I have no plans for...think I may just sew some together today. I collected a few of those reg paper rolls.

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    I used this method for the border of my "Scrappy-and I like it!" post.

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    I have seen this idea before, but not the quilt ideas. Sue Fish, your quilts are wonderful.
    Lacelady, your roll holder is upcycle super. Scrappy quilts make me smile.
    http://quiltbindings.blogspot.com


    Helen

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    I love your idea and all of the scrappy quilts!
    SueDor

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueDor View Post
    I love your idea and all of the scrappy quilts!
    Thanks. Thinking of getting back to more using this method

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