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Thread: String Quilts- Ill show you mine, will you show me yours?

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    Thanks for sharing everyone. I've been really wanting to do one of these with my scraps but haven't gotten around to it. Maybe I'll start today, thanks for inspiring me.
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    All of the quilts are so unique and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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    Love all scrappy quilts!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Here's mine.
    I didn't use scraps, I cut different size strips all WOF.

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    All such beautiful quilts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace MooreLinker View Post
    can't find how to add a picture???
    Can't add one, or can't see one?

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    All of these quilts are absolutely gorgeous!!! I love looking at quilt porn. Thanks for starting this thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by applique View Post
    Enlarged the applique pattern from a wall hanging to twin size and used a string border made from jelly rolls.
    Wow, love this quilt!!! The string colors are perfect for the appliqued middle. What beautiful work!

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    After seeing so many beautiful string quilts, we shouldn't bemoan our scraps, should we?
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    Nolee, I love yours with the black accents - I need to make one like that. The others are all lovely, too -- what's the best is they are all different, so while we each may make a string quilt, they are so varied its part of the charm....

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    Here's mine. I did this as a "leader-ender" quilt. It took a couple of years that way, but it is king-size. I love doing quilts as leader enders! You are making two quilts at a time. The picture doesn't show it quilted, but I'm about 3/4 of the way done handquilting in the center lavender squares.

    Right now I'm working on a spider web string quilt. I found this pattern, and there are lots more, at Bonnie Hunter's website: http://quiltville.com/ You can check out her free scrap and string quilt patterns in column on left of page. She also has a great scrap savers system that I use. If you look in her post, you'll see the words Scrap Savers System highlighted in blue. Click on it and it will take you there!
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    They are all beautiful. When I get all the quilts that I am making for grandchildren I will do one of these for just MYSELF!
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    Just lovely, Girls. I too would like to see more pics of these since I make mostly scrap quilts.

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    String Quilt

    This is the first one I ever made.
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    Such terrific quilts...and all so creatively put together. I've got one "in the works" for my future daughter-in-law...using my scraps and some scraps from clothing she parted with when they moved house. Hope mine turns out as pretty as these.

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    Beautiful quilts - I love string quilts. I've posted this one before - it is the bottom photo - the only string I've ever made all on my own all though I've participated in "group" string quilts. Here's the link to mine:http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...k-t178438.html
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    Beautiful one and all thanks for sharing

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    No. I have done many many this way. In a class on Craftsy I learned that some folks press the seams open when sewing the blocks together. I am trying one that way right now.

    Quote Originally Posted by sewmom View Post
    I started making string blocks on muslin squares. If i sew them together and then use regular batting and backing, is this going to be too heavy and the seams too bulky?

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    So beautiful!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    I made two of these. I don't remember exactly when I made them but it was at least 5 years ago. I pieced on newspaper squares and made half of the blocks all dark and half all white and then cut them on the diagonal and put them back together.



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    I love string quilts.

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    I love them. Wish I had one to show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psthreads View Post
    I love them. Wish I had one to show.
    Well, get busy! LOL.

    I've not done one yet, either, but will some day soon. All of them are simply beautiful!

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    Lots of string quilts on the QB here, http://www.quiltingboard.com/blogs/s...lts-b2192.html

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    string quilts

    I love string quilts and have lots and lots of strings, so should start one but other things first. I'll see if I can find some I've done. Thanks for this thread. I could just find one I have done.
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    I used my strings to make two different spider web quilts. I did them as foundation piecing and am now ready to put them with the backing. I am using sheets in the middle as they are already heavy enough. My second upload keeps failing. Perhaps it is too big.
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