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Thread: I'm addicted

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    Senior Member hheelleenn's Avatar
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    I'm addicted

    I just read instructions on a web site for string quilts (why call them "string" quilts when we use strips?) This is the most fun I've had since beginning quilting. It's a great way to use up scraps. Most of you folk's are probably thinking Well, yeah! I just started the process with what will be a wall hanging. I'm doing "diamonds" but will plan on hearts, squares, and more. I've finally found something to use my scraps for. I'll post it when I'm done. I'm learning but half the fun is trying to correct errors so they look on purpose.Name:  PICT0010.JPG
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    Isn't it fun, all you learn on this Board??

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    I'm working on a crumb quilt right now. So much fun but have not put a dint in my scrap box.

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    This board and the people on it are great sources of information. I have learned a lot from these generous people.
    I question why some techniques, patterns, ect are called what they are, but as long as they turn out who am I to fight it. LOL
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    Great start, I am liking this diamond , very striking and seem like what I need in the kitchen to wake me up in the am. lol
    keep it up, we all have our addictions.....
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    Excellent start! You may like Bonnie Hunter's site www.quiltville.com. It is packed with lots of quilts to use up scraps and strips. There is a column of great tutorials down the right hand side of that site. I have an ongoing Spiderweb top for using up my scraps. I have also done the Basketweave Strips/String. There some good examples of her Boxed Stars on QB too. Have fun and keep using up your scraps because they seem to reproduce.

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    OMG, You are an enabler Tartan. Wow that site is great. I have 3 or 4 projects picked out. THANK YOU

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    they are called (string quilts) because traditionally they were created with the really thin (narrow) strips many people throw away- calling them strings-
    then others --- don't throw anything away- and started using them up----string quilts were born.
    yours is WONDERFUL! - some of them wind up being very heavy quilts- i quilt for a lady who makes a number of them every year- they weigh a ton when quilted and bound! very heavy-warm quilts---she uses scrap muslin for foundations and stitches strips onto the foundation as narrow as 1/2"!!! i think the widest i've seen on her's was just over an inch- and she makes BIG quilts! they are so great!
    great use of scraps
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    great first block. Love the bright colors. They are addicting
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    OOOhh! That's going to be gorgeous!! Keep all the square up trimmings from those blocks to make crumb blocks!! I Have 8 in string blocks and 4 in & 6 in crumb blocks going at all times. Have fun!
    Pat from Texas

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