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    Quote Originally Posted by quilting grammy
    WE LOOKED AT JO ANNS BUT THEY DID NOT HAVE THEM. HUSBAND MADE 3 AND GOT THE 3" PAPER AT STAPLES. NOW MY 2 SEWING FRIENDS AND I HAVE ONE. HUSBANDS ARE WONDERFUL. NOW I AM READY TO START SEWING ON STRIPS. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!
    hoped to see some pics by now

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    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.

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    waiting for pics :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    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 KNOW she meant SCRAPS
    I saw a tip one time - - when you have a container full of the same sized anything, then it is time to make a quilt.
    For a project like this, I would think that a container the size of the plastic shoe boxes at walmart would be a good guide for when to do the string pieced adding machine tape technique.
    But, I am not organized. If I were, this is the way I would do it!
    *as she looks around at the 22 plastic shoe box containers full of scraps and remembers the two big boxes upstairs that she "organized" shoe boxes into and thinks - - is this really going to be helpful?????***

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    maybe i didn't mean scraps, wise guy! :roll:

    anyway, i think i would wait a long time, more than a shoebox. maybe a boot box. maybe a dresser drawer. then scramble them around really well. i think diversity is the key so the string matches everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    maybe i didn't mean scraps, wise guy! :roll:

    anyway, i think i would wait a long time, more than a shoebox. maybe a boot box. maybe a dresser drawer. then scramble them around really well. i think diversity is the key so the string matches everything.
    OR! You could tell your good friend that you need her to send one of HER shoe boxes and get one made just lickety split! LOL

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    Hi everyone. I'm very new to the board but not to quilting so feel like a real ninny for not understanding this tute about string piecing on adding machine paper. I don't understand what the point of the paper is. Sorry, I love the look of all the quilts made from the strips but am quite stumped as to why you need the paper. Please enlighten me lovely ladies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craftygirl
    Hi everyone. I'm very new to the board but not to quilting so feel like a real ninny for not understanding this tute about string piecing on adding machine paper. I don't understand what the point of the paper is. Sorry, I love the look of all the quilts made from the strips but am quite stumped as to why you need the paper. Please enlighten me lovely ladies.
    The paper acts as a stabilizer and guide.

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    What is a pantogram please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucyb
    What is a pantogram please?
    I'm not sure what context you are using it in, but I think ... it is a pre-printed quilting pattern. If I am correct, it goes along with a long arm quilting machine and you trace the pattern with a stylus while your machine does the stitching.

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    Still so much I do not know. What is the paper for? Does is give support to the small pieces of fabric?

    Just saw the comment above. Never mind! Thank you for you help!

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    Hi Sue, thanks for the Tute.

    Went back to see what you've made with your little strips and found the curtains. They are absolutely wonderful!

    The strips on paper are a good project when you want to do something productive but don't want to get into anything too deep - like after you've just cleaned everything up and don't want to make a big mess again. Then, when you're ready to mess up again, your "fabric" is ready. Can't wait to start.

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    I love your work and saw your roll round your avatar pic and the bag the other work
    thanks 4 sharing

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    What a fantastic idea! I'll have to borrow that one.

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    When and how do you take the paper off? I loved your quilts done from these strips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pal
    Hi Sue, thanks for the Tute.

    Went back to see what you've made with your little strips and found the curtains. They are absolutely wonderful!

    The strips on paper are a good project when you want to do something productive but don't want to get into anything too deep - like after you've just cleaned everything up and don't want to make a big mess again. Then, when you're ready to mess up again, your "fabric" is ready. Can't wait to start.
    exactly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zquilter
    When and how do you take the paper off? I loved your quilts done from these strips.
    Once you are ready to make your blocks take paper off but for some blocks it is easier to just take it off after. Have to try and see which is best for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by sawsan
    I love your work and saw your roll round your avatar pic and the bag the other work
    thanks 4 sharing
    THANKS!

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    Love this idea!!! What a great way to use scraps!

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    i UNDERSTAND THE COOL METHOD, BUT HOW DO YOU USE THESE STRIPS TO COMPLETE A QUILT.
    i GUESS YOU KNOW BY NOW I AM NEW AND NEW TO QUILTING.

    PLEASE SEAND ANY INFO.

    THANKS,

    [email protected]

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    I just love coming here, so many really great idea you all have...I wish I could see a picture of the paper piecing strip, and how it all goes together...great project for my grand daughter...whoooooooooooooeeeeeeee

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    I have some tutorials in my blog thriftyideastoday.com for strip quilts or table runners - example the 9 patch or 12 patch - this is such a great idea using the small scraps on the old register paper.

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    I found 2- 3" rolls in a bag for $1.00 at Goodwill on Friday, then had to stop at Gordon Food Service, and found a box of 12 marked down for $4.90! I am stocked up & ready to go! Thank you Sue!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygirl66
    I found 2- 3" rolls in a bag for $1.00 at Goodwill on Friday, then had to stop at Gordon Food Service, and found a box of 12 marked down for $4.90! I am stocked up & ready to go! Thank you Sue!
    wow now I will wait to see waht you make!!!

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    I finally tracked down some 3in rolls over here. I could only persuade the shop to sell me two - otherwise they wanted me to buy a whole box (I might go back for them later). Anyway, here is my effort so far.

    I addapted a box that originally held a block of note paper to hold my roll. Two holes drilled in it, and an old plastic knitting needle did the trick (I cut it to length).

    A couple of large hair grips are keeping things under control at the other trimmed end.
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    Made a start on my Christmas projects
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    My adapted roll holder
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    I think you could drill a plastic holder too if you had the right drill bit
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    This is the holder as I bought it
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    And with the cut down plastic knitting needle in place
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