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Thread: String Quilting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blondeslave View Post
    I took a class and we used 8" muslin squares for the foundation. We also laid the first strip centered on the diagonal. I made a table runner with my blocks and it was gorgeous. At some point I want to do an entire quilt. Our instructor had us tear our strips and they were all different widths.
    This is what I did a lot with my mini string quilts, like the one in my avatar. I used really cheap muslin for a foundation.

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    I just finished 2 string quilts. I LOVED making them. I used 8 inch square pieces of cheap muslin. I sewed a white 1.5 inch strip down the center, diagonally. I then sewed random sized strips on each side. I used a glue stick to hold each sewed piece down instead of ironing. Worked great and washed out perfectly.
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    Thanks everyone, you have all been very helpful. I will do a lot of looking today at different images. I think the string quilts look beautiful, and it is a great way to use scraps. I don't know if I really have enough scraps to do a bed size quilt which is what I would like to do, but maybe I at least have enough for a runner.

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    I forgot to add that yes I will show you the blocks when I get some done. lol..

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    If you use muslin, then the top layer will be quite a bit thicker. If you use paper, you need to pull the paper off before sandwiching the quilt. I think that hand-sewn seams may distort more than machine-sewn seams when tugging the paper off. It is recommended to reduce the stitch length on the machine so the paper gets perforated more and taking the paper is easier.

    Another thing to remember is that the strings you add need to be a little longer than the background square. You will need to square up the block when finished.

    Did you check youtube?
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    http://quiltville.com/striptwistpf.html

    this is the one I did it is great.
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    I use spare pillowcases for foundation, cheaper and thinner so easier to handle IMO

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    I use old phone book pages. Gives me 8" blocks. I also have some 12" Golden Threads paper for larger blocks. Love string quilts.
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    I use old dryer sheets, as they are extremely light weight. After collecting a bunch, put them in a lingerie bag and run them thru the washer to help remove any scent or chemicals that are still in the sheets. Press them out using a pressing cloth. Usually, they are rectangles, and not squares ... but I like string quilts made with rectangles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cat-on-a-mac View Post
    I use old dryer sheets, as they are extremely light weight. After collecting a bunch, put them in a lingerie bag and run them thru the washer to help remove any scent or chemicals that are still in the sheets. Press them out using a pressing cloth. Usually, they are rectangles, and not squares ... but I like string quilts made with rectangles.
    I would like to see your quilts, got any pictures?

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