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

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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.
    Absolutely stunning! The talent on this board just never ceases to amaze me! This is fabulous! I love it!
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    Your string quilts are terrific - all of them are so unique and interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b View Post
    I am working on one now- it is being done in 30s fabric - Thanks for the motivation to get it finished
    Oh, Sharon... HURRY & finish it so we can see it super soon! I love 30's fabrics! YUMMY!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suze9395 View Post
    LOVE the pink with black!
    Is that quilt FABULOUS or what?!?! I, too, am wild about the pinks with the black... gorgeous! Stunning!
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    I love all the string quilts here and each are different. I make mine by using a foundation cotton and then pin my first strip on the diagonal in center, then take another strip turning face to face and stitching 2/8th or wider from the edge, continuing doing this until one side is completed, then turn foundation around and do the other side. Don't forget to press these strips after sewing. I then take a main color, cutting 2 1/2 inch squares using at all the corners of my white lattice work, then a border. After quilting I put my binding on.

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    What amazing, gorgeous quilts! Thanks, everyone for sharing. What inspiration!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    here is one of mine
    Now, that looks like the ones I make. Easy as pie (actually easier). Bright and cheerful. I've also made one side of the block dark and the other light. Wh en I sew the blocks together, they make light streaks diagonally across the quilt.
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    Yours is darling. Beautiful string quilts posted here too, thanks everyone for sharing. Here is mine, can't wait to make another!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    All of these quilts are absolutely gorgeous!!! I love looking at quilt porn. Thanks for starting this thread!
    Quilt Porn?!?!?! Peggy, you crack me up I am guilty of it also! Don't think we'll get arrested for it, tho!
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    What beautiful quilts you have all made, now I must get in gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beatys9 View Post
    I'm loving looking at all these wonderful string quilts!

    Quilting Nonnie - what is a leader -ender? I went to the Bonnie HUnter link & see she has a book of the same title but I didn't see any explanation as to what it means. I also saw her Bali Batik tour in August 2012 - oh, I wish!
    Shannon--Leaders-enders are pre-cut squares that you keep next to your sewing machine. When you reach the end of a seam on a quilt that you are piecing, you feed two face to face squares under the presser foot and sew them together ("enders"). You can then snip the threads attached to your main piecing. That saves thread because you aren't pulling out a long length at the end of each seam. When you are ready to sew the next seam on your main quilt, that little 2-patch is a "leader". You feed your next pieces right under the presser foot after it and it keeps the edges of your pieces from getting eaten up by the feed dogs. When you snip off the leader-ender 2 patch, you put it aside in a basket or box. After you have done this MANY times, you can press and join all those little 2 patches into a quilt top!

    Bonnie Hunter recommends cutting 2.5" squares of any scraps that you have from other projects. These little beauties can be sorted by color if you wish. Then you always have an assortment of leaders-enders to use while piecing other things. She's one smart lady!
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    These are all so beautiful. I hope one day I am as talented.

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    Thanks Sue! I learn so much from everyone on here


    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkiris View Post
    Shannon--Leaders-enders are pre-cut squares that you keep next to your sewing machine. When you reach the end of a seam on a quilt that you are piecing, you feed two face to face squares under the presser foot and sew them together ("enders"). You can then snip the threads attached to your main piecing. That saves thread because you aren't pulling out a long length at the end of each seam. When you are ready to sew the next seam on your main quilt, that little 2-patch is a "leader". You feed your next pieces right under the presser foot after it and it keeps the edges of your pieces from getting eaten up by the feed dogs. When you snip off the leader-ender 2 patch, you put it aside in a basket or box. After you have done this MANY times, you can press and join all those little 2 patches into a quilt top!

    Bonnie Hunter recommends cutting 2.5" squares of any scraps that you have from other projects. These little beauties can be sorted by color if you wish. Then you always have an assortment of leaders-enders to use while piecing other things. She's one smart lady!
    Shannon

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    They are all Beautiful quilts, nice work everyone, I hope to make myself one someday soon. :}
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    This Belongs to Me

    Here is my String Quilt. I had a free pattern from the internet, revised it some. The pattern had all the blocks framed in with corner stones. When I laid the blocks out I liked how the blue strips fit together. So here she is. It was fun to do.

    My LQS had Kansas Troubles strips in a jelly roll. I went there is look at Bali Bops for this project.
    Tomorrow I am getting the backing and binding to finish this. Right now I am thinking quilting will be feathers every which way. I will look for a green for the backing and pull the purple color that is in the piano keys for the binding.

    Since it is a wedding gift, I will be dating the back of the quilt and adding names.
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    I love seeing that each string quilt is so unique. Here's mine, made with fabrics that I received from swaps or grab bags and that I knew I wouldn't be using for a planned quilt because I really didn't like them much.
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    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    this quilt I made for my DGS, he wanted orange and black. It was my first string quilt attempt.Name:  ky's  quilt, Orange You Clever.jpg
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    Here's mine. I have got enough scraps that I should start another one!
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    I currently have 63 12 1/2" blocks done waiting to be put together. It will be a king size when its done. Will try and post pics later. I use all my odd pieces of batting.

    We have had a one day quilt a thon doing these blocks. The local hotels donated sheets that they could not use anymore and we cut them up for foundations.
    The second year everyone in the quilt group brought in all their scraps of batting.

    The first year we did 550 and the second we did 330. From the first year we were able to make 22 quilts for the fire department to sell. They made over $5000 for their training fund for the volunteers. The second year we sold them and the proceeds were donated to a group that helps residents of the community in need.

    Its a great way to get together and do something you don't have to think too much about.

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    Here's one more (no, I didn't make this one either)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtsyOne View Post
    I love seeing that each string quilt is so unique. Here's mine, made with fabrics that I received from swaps or grab bags and that I knew I wouldn't be using for a planned quilt because I really didn't like them much.
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    Oh, I can't believe you didn't like that fabric because it ended up making a BEAUTIFUL soft dreamy quilt. I love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoSandy View Post
    I love all the string quilts here and each are different. I make mine by using a foundation cotton and then pin my first strip on the diagonal in center, then take another strip turning face to face and stitching 2/8th or wider from the edge, continuing doing this until one side is completed, then turn foundation around and do the other side. Don't forget to press these strips after sewing. I then take a main color, cutting 2 1/2 inch squares using at all the corners of my white lattice work, then a border. After quilting I put my binding on.
    Yep, that's how I do mine too. I try to keep one of the fabrics in the blocks the same so I can use it for the borders. Yes, I really have made string quilts. I made a bunch back in the day to donate to ABC Quilts (that's how long ago it was... before they merged with Project Linus) & a local nursing home. It just was back before I "knew" to take picture of my quilts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty Ruth View Post
    Now, that looks like the ones I make. Easy as pie (actually easier). Bright and cheerful. I've also made one side of the block dark and the other light. Wh en I sew the blocks together, they make light streaks diagonally across the quilt.
    Oooooooh... that's a good idea. You could kind of treat them like Log Cabin or Drunkard's Path blocks. That's really using your noodle!
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    here's mine - it ended up being king sized, forgot to take a pix of finished quilt before I gave it to my DD
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    When life gives you scraps, make a colorful happy quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintmejudy View Post
    here's mine - it ended up being king sized, forgot to take a pix of finished quilt before I gave it to my DD
    I love the colors you used! I'll bet your DD LOVES it, too! King-sized? Wow! You're ambitious!
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