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    how to get paper off

    After you sew the paper strip onto your quilt, use a spray bottle of water to spritz it and the paper will practically fall off. I do this for all my paper piecing. This is an excellent tutorial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ribbbbons View Post
    After you sew the paper strip onto your quilt, use a spray bottle of water to spritz it and the paper will practically fall off. I do this for all my paper piecing. This is an excellent tutorial.
    Thank you ...yes that works well

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    I love this idea... linus blanket quilter. Will use this hard! Thanks for the link durung chatt. Will look for whole assembly, 3 inch paper and despenser.
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    I am new to quilting and would like to do some paper piecing. This is one creative idea and thank you for all your inspiration.

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    I love this idea, sew thank you!!!!
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    Piano keys for a border great idea. Thank you for the tute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    Piano keys for a border great idea. Thank you for the tute.
    Thanks. Often that exactly what a quilt needs

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    What kind paper are you using on your roll?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newby0709 View Post
    I'd like to see a picture(s) of a completed quilt(s) using this method for ideas. Looks like fun and interesting way to use scraps. Thanks
    Search "Scrappy and I like it!" post here on the quilting board. I used this method on the borders of that quilt.

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    Would hand sewing the pieces on the paper work as well as machine sewing? This would be something to do while watching tv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Babe View Post
    Would hand sewing the pieces on the paper work as well as machine sewing? This would be something to do while watching tv.
    I don't think that's a good idea as you have to tear the paper off & your hand stitches might not be tight enough, and would get pulled out or stretched.

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    Great idea but doesn't sewing thru paper dull the needle?
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    Great idea!!! Sure will turn out nice used in a quilt but I just wondered where you get the paper...???
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    That is soooooo cool. Thanks for the idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Fish View Post
    I have done miles and miles of the string piecing this way for borders, quilt blocks, etc...I use 3" wide paper and can when done, cut pieces for many many different patterns.
    I like it sort of wonky rather than each piece cut exactly the same and sewn straight..but you can do either
    I start with my paper in a box or in the pic you can see I use the thread holder...anything to keep it from rolling all over.
    I cut my scraps anywhere from about 1" wide to 1 1/2" wide and about 3 1/2" long.
    First you lay one piece right side up on the end of your paper...lay the next strip face down on that and sew as shown using 1/4" seam allowance.. Flip it back and finger press and then lay the next piece face down on that and repeat...I like to sew them at a little angle here and there to make them "wonky".....continue on as long as you like but I find normally I stopped at about 1 yard of the piecing and trimmed it as shown and then rolled it up and continued on...make sense?
    I do nearly all my quilt borders this way, using a till roll. I use a small machine stitch and always start and finish each scrap with a fastening stitch to make sure it is secure when I remove the paper. I measure out the length I need and then stitch until it is all covered, making sure a little of the fabric overlaps the edges. It looks particularly good if you angle some of the strips. I give it a good press and then rotary cut along both long edges to trim to size. It's an excellent way to produce really straight borders that don't curve! (A word of warning - don't use thermal till rolls - they turn black when you press them!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noiseynana View Post
    Great idea but doesn't sewing thru paper dull the needle?
    Not any more than paper piecing does. Frankly, I don't notice a difference of the needle dulling any faster when I PP verses regular sewing.
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    My quilt guild is saving small pieces to stuff dog beds for shelters. One of the quilts I am working on has a braid that I seem to be allowing it to get out of hand. I have tried the disappearing 9 patch with it as well. After getting into applique, it seems to be about lots of scraps and I have gotten worse about not throwing anything away! I must find a happy medium!
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    Love the idea, I guess i'll have to start stripping on the machine tape I have . got it when I worked at a bank adding machine tape was no longer needed so I was given some. ( that was years ago) turned yellow but that dosn.t matter
    always hae little scraps don't know what to do with guess I know now, will start soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOELLA View Post
    Love the idea, I guess i'll have to start stripping on the machine tape I have . got it when I worked at a bank adding machine tape was no longer needed so I was given some. ( that was years ago) turned yellow but that dosn.t matter
    always hae little scraps don't know what to do with guess I know now, will start soon.
    A BLESSED EASTER TO YOU ALL ON QUILT BOARD LOL NOELLA
    I think the "older" paper is easier to tear off. I have some old stationary from a business that a friend gave me that I use. It's just "brittle" enough to tear off real easy.

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    I need to try this....thanks.........calla

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    Quote Originally Posted by calla View Post
    I need to try this....thanks.........calla
    I hope people will post pics of projects made with this method

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    I do this all the time. It is great for when you have a few minutes to sew and many scraps. Then when you need it There it is ready to use. Tadah ! Hugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by omacookie View Post
    I do this all the time. It is great for when you have a few minutes to sew and many scraps. Then when you need it There it is ready to use. Tadah ! Hugs
    Lol that how I had ended up with miles of it! Little at a time and before you know it ... You have LOTS

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    This is so cool. Even I could use up my bits and pieces instead of giving them away. Thank you for showing us this one. So very cool!

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    This is a wonderful tutorial and I copied and pasted & printed it off. I have lots of scraps that I can use and a supply of the paper rolls. Off to sew. Thanks for sharing your tute with us.
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