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How many quilt blocks are in a bag of strings?

Old 06-18-2018, 04:49 PM
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I have been making many string quilts lately and have been gifted with bags of strings from a few of my guild members.

As I sorted them by colors into smaller bags, I came across quite a large number of floral , pastel and neutral strings that appeared to have been cut together. They were stacked neatly and I have enough to pack a medium sized zip lock bag full.

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My challenge for myself is to sew these into 6 1/2 inch string blocks. I will then decide how to set them once I see how many I end up with.

Here they are out of the bag and in a box lid. 20180617_091949.jpg

It will be interesting to see how many blocks are actually in this bag.

Only quilters wonder about things like this....but I know I am not the only one!
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:16 PM
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What a fun scrap challenge!
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:19 PM
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Those are going to make a pretty quilt!
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:34 PM
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I will guess about 3 quilts. Scraps go farther than you think. That is why my scrap box is never empty.....I can't seem to use them all.
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Old 06-18-2018, 06:20 PM
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Some pretty quilts in there waiting to emerge. Enjoy sewing them.
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Old 06-19-2018, 03:45 AM
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Have fun. I love sewing these.
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They multiply when you arenít looking!
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Old 06-19-2018, 04:26 AM
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such pretty floral pastels. needs a touch of lace some where.
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Old 06-19-2018, 07:26 AM
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Looks like a real fun challenge. Are you using paper backing or some sort of light fabric like muslin for your foundation?
Just curious as I am going thru my scraps and can't decide if I want to do paper or muslin. If I use muslin, will I still use a light batting? Sounds like you have made many string quilts so you may have some good advice for me.
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Wow! Lucky you! You will have great fun with all these beautiful fabrics! Enjoy and send us pictures!
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