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Thread: Is anyone making String Quilts

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    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
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    According to what I have read in all the quilt news string quilts are the "in thing" right now. Everytime I read about or see something else , It goes on my" to do list" which is getting quite long
    Has anyone here made one ? I need the voice of experience to know the hang ups and problems I might encounter. Anyone have a pic of their creation :D What do you think of them?

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/824.page
    Check here for pic and links. They are easy to make. No hard and fast rules. Use a foundation block of muslin or whatever, sew on strips of fabric from one edge to the other. Place 1st and 2nd strips facing each other and sew in place. Finger press open. Place another strip, right sides facing, sew and finger press. When you have the whole block covered, trim off the excess fabric. If you miss a spot, fill it in with another patch. Easy as pie.

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    Ruth:

    I haven't gotten around to answer your e-mail yet but I will for sure do that in the meantime go to www.quiltville.com and there pictures and all the info you will need . The lady having the web site is Bonnie and she will answer any question you may have via e-mail.

    Happy Quilting and check out this website I will be e=mailling you soon to find out what you think about them.

    eunice :wink:

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    I have a pillow with a string-pieced back on it - I'll take a pic when I get home today & post it for you. A friend made it for me - only difference from what Norah said is that she started in the middle & worked out on each side.
    String piecing is also on my "to-do" list - I like the idea of just putting strips in a paper bag & grabbing them at random to piece. No thinking, just piecing! lol

    sue

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    Hi ruth, I made a string in oct. 2006for a friend of mines, the lady that quilt for me taught me, it was simple beautifulannd easy to make i don't have a picture, i'm getting ready to make anotherthis time i will keep it for myself.

    Happy quilting
    Annette

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    Here's the string quilted pillow :D

    This is 4 string pieced blocks together
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    Here it is closer - one block
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    Hi zyxquilts it was ruthie who wanted to know if anyone was making string quilts, i have made one for a friend.Thanks anyway.

    Annette

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    Hi Ruthie, Been away from the boards lately, so decided to take a look. I too have been thinking of a string quilt. I found this pattern at Jo-anns. Go there it downloads a pdf file. http://www.joann.com/content/projects/static/winter06/contemporary_string_quilt.pdf

    Have fun, DonnaRae

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    I have made many many string quilts..... just finished making one for my dad and made one for my granddaughter a couple years ago...I will post some pics....they are fun to make..... I use squares of newspaper for my foundation and then just tear it off after I square each one up.



    My granddaughters quilt....I named "Suger in the Middle and Spice All Around" Her photo is in the center of the quilt!
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    My dad's quilt
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    Thank you Patsy, your pictures helped. I could see where the blocks are joined and the one with the center black strips was very helpful
    I seem to have a problem reading patterns, if they are in color it's worse, especially if I want diffderent colors.

    I never have problems with clothing patterns, just quilting. I prefer tradional with fewer pie ces.
    again thank you everone, without help from everyone, I wouldn't make one

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