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Thread: Jenny Doan at Missouri Star does a string block

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    Jenny Doan at Missouri Star does a string block

    Here's the link to the Youtube tutorial. Fun stuff.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Missouri...?feature=watch

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    easy peasy... thanks for sharing
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    I love how easy this looks. I have a lot of scraps that I am going to use for one of these type quilts. Thanks for sharing.

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    Needed a new pattern for the 15th Quilts for kids I am making this month.. Starting today.. I do think that
    newspaper was used in the "olden days" lol
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    The string quilting isn't new, I learned to sew at the age of 6 doing these for my mom, as long as they were big enough to seam together it was used to make our quilts. I still sew strips together to make scrap quilt blocks.
    Freedom is costly and quilting keeps us busy...

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    Love this - the papers would really simplify it.

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    I just ordered the foundation paper from her. Only $10.00 for around 250 pieces. Free shipping. How wonderful is that.

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    The first big quilt I did was a string quilt. My mentor recommended using muslin for the foundation. This can be from anything--even an old sheet with holes in it. Don't have the bother of taking the paper out and it also adds another layer of "batting". Might be a good solution for a summer quilt that doesn't need the thermal effect of regular batting??

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    Does anyone know what kind of iron she is using in the tutorial? Is it shutting itself off when it raises up & what makes it raise up?

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    And did you see that cute fabric carrot tutorial that she did also? It's too late for Easter of this year but maybe for next year? I can just see a basket full of them on the table.

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    Do you know where to get the 250 pices of 10 inch square foundation papers she is using i the video? The only foundation paper I can find is the 81/2 inx11 in ones.
    Anna Quilts

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean View Post
    Does anyone know what kind of iron she is using in the tutorial? Is it shutting itself off when it raises up & what makes it raise up?
    I was looking at that one too but I bet it is pricey.
    Anna Quilts

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    Quote Originally Posted by salisaquilter View Post
    Needed a new pattern for the 15th Quilts for kids I am making this month.. Starting today.. I do think that
    newspaper was used in the "olden days" lol
    I use newspaper for paper piecing. It's really easy to remove - and it's free (well, after hubby has read it).

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    I can't remember for sure but I think it is an Oliso and it raises itself so as not to burn anything.

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    I do the same with scrap only sew on muslin. Then I don't have to remove paper and it can be used as a summer quilt by just putting a backing with it and quilting it. If you want a block that is more "wonky" use different size strips and strips that aren't straight.

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    They also sell it on sale for $199.
    I can't remember but not on sale was over $250 I think. I also bough the paper and the lapel glue stick she talks about. I was charged $5 shipping but I ordered thread. I hope I got an OK deal on the thread. I needed some and thought, O well why not buy it from them it is onsale.

    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean View Post
    Does anyone know what kind of iron she is using in the tutorial? Is it shutting itself off when it raises up & what makes it raise up?
    Anna Quilts

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean View Post
    Does anyone know what kind of iron she is using in the tutorial? Is it shutting itself off when it raises up & what makes it raise up?
    It is an Oliso. It doesn't shut off every time it raises. It just raises up on a little stand so that it doesn't scorch anything. When you grab the handle it retracts the stand. I think it does shut off after a certain length of time when it isn't used---At least my Oliso does.

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