This will be my winter project. Thanks for showing it to us!
I do the same, it's a great way to use up scraps
Yeh! My order for the rolls came in today, so now sorting and stitching.
Have fun. It goes really fast.
Awesome idea. Have never heard of this type of tape before.
It was used mostly in adding machines and also older cash registers. It still is being sold in office supply stores.
I knew you were brilliant and you just proved it. Love it, love it
I only implemented someones brain child. I watched it on Youtube and thought like you. Brilliant
Not my idea, but I am gratefully testing it out
Love what you are doing!!!
Very interesting, anxious to see how you use them. I love uses for scraps.
I am dealing mostly with scraps, since I use donated material I love the challenge and it keeps the cost down. It is costly enough paying for the backing and batting for the quilts I donate.
I have done this too but I didn't have the machine tape so I just cut some strips of paper and used my scraps in a combination of angles and straight seams, whatever the shape of the scrap dictated. Then I used the strips along with some solids in a patchwork purse.
That must have been a great looking purse.
If you look up "Chinese Coins" quilt patterns I think you would be able to adapt it to use your rolls. I recently did one with scraps that I probably would have thrown away a few years ago! I called it "off the floor" as most of them had landed there at one time or another. It made a nice quilt for our local infusion center.
Thank you. Interesting. Learn something new every day. I had seen these quilts before, but did not know they are called "Chinese Coins". Ha, ha love the "off the floor"
No, my darling, you are brilliant! I love using these for borders and they make the most interesting binding, too. They also make wonderful strips in quilts that you have solid strips next to them. Think embroidery design tests on solid fabric.
Thank you for your ideas. I am sure I will find a use for it. For right now it is brainless sewing.
Angie - you are amazing - what a great idea!
Ha, ha. I am not amazing. I was just coping someones idea and thought I would share.
OMG, what a wonderful roll of fabric......I could just stare at how cool it is for hours.......great technique!
You made me laugh.
Angie, you could sell these as jelly rolls on ebay, not kidding, I have seen the prices of jelly rolls and they are outrageous and none are this pretty!!
You are amazing...
I just saw it somewhere and thought it would be a good idea.
Okay...I have done this with my scraps, but I am not sure why you need the tape? Color me confused...I just piece my scraps together....
I tried that but I wasn't always staying straight. This gives me a straight line and also easier to trim. Without the tape it just wasn't as neat.
What do you do with the paper after you trim?
Tear it off. once I am going to use it. Until then it stays on the paper.
Wonderful idea and I think this would look so fancy on a quilt! Great job!! Frugal is a good thing in my book!
Thanks for your vote. I am not out of my mind.
I think this is a great idea Angie. I have just collected my emb machine from the doctors. Have not tried it yet . Hope yours will soon be back in action
Hope your machine will run smoothly. I am fortunate to have another one that I mostly sew on.
This is something I would like to try. I am saving small strips from my blocks I cut now. Maybe a next project but I will have to get some of this tape you mention....Good job and bright thinking! Thanks for sharing!!!
After the aniiversary quilt?
That's right. I placed (not sewed) my pieces together yesterday, just to see how it would look. I find I need another row on the sides and bottom, more 'info' snowball blocks, so made some designs today to embroider. However, I just got one embroidered, before my sister and her guy came in.... The next 3 days we are carpentering
and then I keep Gus and Nora for two days. Ashley has to go to continuing ed classes to renew her PT license. Oh well, I do what I can when I can. We are working on a remodel of my niece's dining and kitchen.
I have done this and also with fax paper roll for longer pieces
What did you use it eventually for?
Made a quilt and surprisingly everyone loved it
I bet it was cheerful.
Sorry to sound silly but what is machine tape
Paper tape...used in adding machines. I use up my fabric bits this way to make sashings and borders for quilts...very colorful and I love my 'jelly rolls' of scraps. I'm planning one day to make an entire quilt of rows of these.
I just realized that with calculators etc nowadays, some may have never dealt with an adding machine requiring a tape. I am feeling old.
Haha no you not old I do remember adding machines and its a brilliant idea am going to try it out myself but must just find the rolls.....so its just paper not a sticky paper then.
Just plain paper roll. Office supply stores sell them and so does Amazone. No thermal
You can usually find the rolls in thrift shops. Piece of cake. Good idea!
I never would have thought of that, what a great way to store the left overs. Looks very colorful too. don't know what you mean with machine tape, and the carbontype?....But I'm sure you will find a use for the roll.
Rolletjes voor kassa's, onbedrukt. Staples/Office Centre heeft ze in pakken van 10 rollen.
dank je Martine :)
What a great idea! Before we went away, I started a string quilt, in an effort to use some of my left over strips and bindings, can't wait to finish all the washing and ironing so I can get back to sewing!
I feel for you. There is always so much to catch up. Our machines are patient and wait for us.
I read the same idea somewhere and have been waiting to get some rolls - next visit to Office, I think. I love seeing your result! Nice work!
Make sure not to pick the carbon type. I wish you were closer. I have a box of 50.
There's a Staples in the nearest town that sells them in bags of 10. Only question I have: what width are yours?
the tape is 3" wide.
Oh very smart girl! This is a fabulous idea.
I thought so too once I came across that idea.