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Thread: Really Skinny Strips of Fabric

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    Power Poster QuiltE's Avatar
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    The Ladies doing the Mini Quilts use these tiny pieces!
    If you're thinking of tossing them ... talk to OKSewGlad ... I bet she'd gladly she'd gladly adopt them and turn them into something for the Alzheimers Quilt Initiative.
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    I used 1" strips (1/2" finished width) as the outline strips on my celtic knotwork pieced wallhanging. Need to take a picture of it once I get the dowel rods on the back to hold it stretched.

    You can also use that width strips as a very narrow flange for framing a block when the background of your print and your sashing would be too close to the same color. Creates a piping type look.

    Not sure about trying to use the 1/2" strips except as something for really skinny stems on needleturn applique maybe?
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    I used batting as a foundation and did Stockings so esay and fun project with strips.
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    One inch??!! That is WIDE!! I use them down to about 1/2 " for my tiny string quilts. Like in my avatar. We use the one inch strips for Log Cabins.

    some tiny string quilts

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    Oh my gosh....what alot of work! It turned out beautifully.

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    1/2" is what I use to make baskets
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    I use them for knitting. How much do you want for them?

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    Lovely basket!! Forgot to add, I also crochet hot mats with them. I would love to see what you knit with them, colores!

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    I am making a quilt for my DGD that is all graduated strips in a square. Each square has two colors and each color is cut into 1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2", 1 3/4" and 2" strips. Then you put them together graduating from each side. It is all batiks in purples and blues and is turning out beautiful.

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    I spent several recent long winter evenings sewing a big bag of them end to end and winding into balls. Will crochet them into a scatter rug.

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