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This idea for putting borders around a panel showed up in my FB feed. Scrappy piano keys are always attractive.
I think it was Cathy who said she liked the look of asymmetrical panels? This idea would still work; you just make two of the borders wider.
This quilt is cute as can be. Love it and so will some kiddo.
I've seen on FB quilters talk about using adding machine tape to make scrappy strips. Have you heard of this. I think I'm going to try it. At least it would help keep them straight.
Ya know, I have heard of this. If memory serves me correctly, I think you use the adding machine tape as a paper foundation cuz you can make it as long as you need.
I haven't tried it myself. I bet there are numerous YouTube videos for this technique.
You are correct that there are several YouTube videos about it. AND in watching them, I learned that you do not have to wrangle the entire roll of paper tape to get a strip to whatever length you need, as that does get cumbersome. You can just tear off a strip as long as you feel like working with at one time, instead of the whole roll. Then just join as many of those strips as you need to get the length you need. Brilliant!
I'll check YouTube before I try it. I think I know how to do it but there maybe tricks that will prevent me from making an error.
Thanks, Jonna and Shelley
Karen Brown of Just Get It Done Quilts has an excellent tutorial on it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YGc6z75dqA Her method is different, in that she leaves a 1/4-inch seam allowance extending beyond the edges of the tape, but all the others I have seen just trim it off even with the tape.
Meanwhile, I have some panels I am just itching to use for THIS kind of scrappy quilt. Warning: The scrappiness is VERY busy and intense, and it may be too much for some quilters. But I can't wait to try it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVGaswUrsIs (The original version from Fabricpatch.net is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axOysbueIbw&t=0s )
I've thought of doing it, but don't have receipt tape sitting around!
You can just use regular typing paper, junk mail, etc., cut to the width you want.
I watched the video and have never seen a rotary cutter like she had.