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Thread: String Bean Quilt~

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    Has anybody ever made the String Bean Quilt?


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    Crissie, I had to look that one up. There were only a couple of places that I saw pictures. Is there another name for it? From what I see, I like. Kinda like an organized crazy quilt.

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    I have never heard of one. What is it?

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    I looked it up. It does look like an organized crazy quilt.

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    Here's a link to a site that shows you..its very similar to the tute I did which you can find here on our tutorials, only difference is starting with a triangle, I like how it gives a lot of motion this way :D

    http://www.sonjashogren.com/scsdesig...ringbeans0.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    Crissie, I had to look that one up. There were only a couple of places that I saw pictures. Is there another name for it? From what I see, I like. Kinda like an organized crazy quilt.
    You know I've got a book called 101 Log Cabin Blocks and I just looked in there and there's none that look like that. If it's got a different name I've got no idea. But it is a great looking quilt isn't it? Did you find the blog did you do a google? I think it could be order from that lady but it's so simple looking to me, but I don't know if I could figure it out right? Might be worth the purchase? I'm not sure if the lady that did the blog is the one that put the pattern out, I think I saw where you could order it?
    Thanks for trying to help....


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    Looks like a log cabin with a triangular center....

    Very interesting....

    Let us know how it goes.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Here's a link to a site that shows you..its very similar to the tute I did which you can find here on our tutorials, only difference is starting with a triangle, I like how it gives a lot of motion this way :D

    http://www.sonjashogren.com/scsdesig...ringbeans0.htm
    Well, Does that beat them all~ I looked at that, I don't know how many times but didn't take the time to read it! :oops:
    Do you think they are using a foundation? I think you'd most definitally have to~ Don't you?
    Thanks so much, it sure does take more then one to find something ...
    Thank You for your help I can always use a helping hand to see what's right in front of me

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    I did something similar using an irregular pentagon for the center and I did use a foundation! :lol:

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    Sounds interesting. Has anyone posted any pics.

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    I'll give this a try....


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    Littlehud.... it didn't work so I did send you a private message with the links... Sorry


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    It looks like what we call a "kapakahi" quilt over here. It's a "quilt as you go" or reversible type of quilt where you sew the scraps onto the batting and backing at the same time and then put it together with sashing.

    http://sewmanyquiltstoolittletime.bl...-tutorial.html

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    I just googled string quilt. Not much out there. I'd be curious, because I like the way it looks.

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    I think it looks like you would place a triangle in the middle of a foundation piece, then use the sew and flip method as in string quilts. Rather than using a center strip, place the triangle down, sew a strip (RST), flip open. Do the 2nd side, then the 3rd side; continue on starting back at the first side until you have covered your foundation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crissie
    Littlehud.... it didn't work so I did send you a private message with the links... Sorry
    Thank you so much Crissie. I really like that pattern. It's a new one to add to my list. I have the links bookmarked.

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    You don't need to to QAYG, but you could use a fine muslin, just start with a triangle and work around it like log cabin, the only problem is you would have to cut your strips to length before adding to speed up the process otherwise you will have to fold back the muslin at every row to trim up the ends, I didn't use any backing, have a look how I do the crumb blocks in the tutorial section :D

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    can I get the pattern too. I really love it. Our quilt group does a lot of scrap quilts for charity quilts. Hope you can send it to me. Thanks in advance. Quilter 1234

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    http://quiltville.com/stringquiltingprimer.shtml

    Is this any use? It's how I made my son's quilt (in my avatar)

    K x

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    Thank you very much... It is a big help. This site always comes through with such wonderful ideas. Thanks again. Quilter 1234

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    I have not made one, but it's a formula that my grandmother used frequently for those odds and ends that were long narrow "strings" of fabric.
    she would make them frequently into triangles or other shapes and sew together.. she would take old newspapers, cut a stack of shapes and stitch "strings" to them, trim to shape and stitch together. then remove paper from the back.. she called them string quilts or spider web quilts. This is also the type of quilt that scrap quilter's granddaughter Breanna is learning on, using the scraps we send her..

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter 1234
    can I get the pattern too. I really love it. Our quilt group does a lot of scrap quilts for charity quilts. Hope you can send it to me. Thanks in advance. Quilter 1234
    Here's a link to my tutorial...


    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/6951.page


    Have fun!! :D


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    Quote Originally Posted by hulahoop1
    It looks like what we call a "kapakahi" quilt over here. It's a "quilt as you go" or reversible type of quilt where you sew the scraps onto the batting and backing at the same time and then put it together with sashing.

    http://sewmanyquiltstoolittletime.bl...-tutorial.html
    I love the quilt pictured here! However, my little mind can't grasp her concept of putting the blocks together.....can anyone help? :oops: :oops: :oops:

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    SewJoyce, I will try to explain:D

    Make the blocks, QAYG style, so you have mini block sandwiches. Trim square.

    Place two blocks BACK sides together.


    Lay a binding strip (1" wide I think will do) the same length as the blocks, down one edge right side to right side of block which will be on top.

    Stitch 1/4" seam through all three layers.

    On the back side will be a regular seam

    On the right side you will have the seam allowance plus the binding flapping.

    Fold raw edge of binding strip for seam allowance under then fold over the exposed seam allowance and stitch down!!

    Continue along the width of your row as above.

    Then to join rows use the same technique but use a binding strip the full length of the row.

    Well that's my understanding of it....hope this helps:lol:

    Many quilters choose to just cut the backing fabric 1" bigger all round and use this to cover the joins on the front in a similar manner, but your backing has to coordinate with your top.

    I would prefer the above technique as you have more choses to play with colour or go completed scrappy to match :D

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    Thanks Izy -- Your explanation makes much more sense than what I was reading!

    I've done the fun and done method where the backing is larger than the front block and that was easy. But this way just wasn't clicking in my little mind :oops: :oops: However, this does sound as easy as well as quick and gives lots more color options!

    Thanks again!! :D :D

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