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Thread: String Piecing on adding machine paper

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    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?
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    Too cool! Thanks, I bookmarked this one for future use.

    Where did you find that holder?

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    That is so very cool!!

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    Thanks! What stitch length do you use? I'm thinking something small so the paper would remove easily like paper piecing.

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    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

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    Thank-you

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    That is a really clever idea. You should send it in to a magazine! :)

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Boy thats very clever its one I will sure be doing! I see rolls it the "Goody" stores all the time. (goody store = goodwill ete...)

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    Using the register machine paper is a brilliant idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newby0709
    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
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-56933-1.htm

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-56856-1.htm

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    Thanks Sue Fish, for the tutorial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    Too cool! Thanks, I bookmarked this one for future use.

    Where did you find that holder?
    It is a June Taylor thread holder I got at Joanns...I have had it for yrs and yrs but I do think I have still seen them around...you'd not really need it but I like it..I have also used a box to keep the paper from rolling around

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    Thanks for sharing Sue

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    very cool idea...I have bookmarked this too! Thanks so much for giving us this "tute"!

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    Love your idea! It's brilliant.

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    I always wondered how to make these, thanks for the tute!

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    What a great idea and thanks for letting us know where you got the paper holder.

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    Thanks so much Sue for sharing this with us. :)

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    What a great tute. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks Sue. This is a really neat idea!

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    How fun!
    I have a lot of machines that no longer work, and I have never been able to bring myself to throw out all of the tape.
    I checked out your pictures - - IMPRESSIVE!
    Thank you for the tutorial

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    Thanks!

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    Thanks for the tut. Now to find some paper. Probably got tossed when I moved 4 years ago but gonna look. I was considering buying a box of the paper tape for a stablizer on sides of quilts that have borders that ripple or a quilt that has no borders when quilting on the Lizzie. Hmmm just might now that I have another use for it. Maybe can split the cost with a quilty friend.

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    What a wonderful idea! I have several vintage sewing machines in the living room and I have been looking for an easy paper piecing project, so anyone can try and sew/quilt on them. This way I hope to increase appreciationg for quilting and vintage machines. This is perfect. I am planning to print out your post and keep it, in plastic sheet protectors, by the machine. THANKS!

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    Cool!!!!!!!!!

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