How to Sew Scraps to Adding Machine Tape

 While these scrappy strips work especially well for quilt blocks, you can use them anywhere you need long strips of fabric.

Materials Needed

– Adding machine tape – Fabric remnants – Cutting mat – Rotary cutter – Ruler


To create the backing of our scrappy strips, we’ll use adding paper or some other thin type of paper.

Set Up Your Paper Strips and Sewing Machine


Take some time to think about what you’d like your finished product to look like.

Plan Your Strip and Pick Out Fabric Remnants


Make sure that the fabric pieces go over each edge of the tape, and then sew the pieces together onto the paper with a seam at the bottom edge of the fabric. 

Sew Your First Pieces


Continue sewing remnants onto your scrappy strips. After every few pieces, use your rotary tool to trim excess fabric from either side of the strip.

Repeat Until the Paper Strip is Covered

Use your ruler to create straight edges on either side and trim off just the raw edges to maintain the size of your strip.


Trim Your Scrappy Strips

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