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

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

    Im off to tackle the basket of strings ive accumulated... For me String Blocks are a no fuss, no stress block- just grab a string and sew ! So when im in the mood to sew but not in the mood to cut Ill grab my basket and off I go....

    Here's one i made for my big brother... He keeps hinting he wants another.. lol. We'll see if he gets another, I have to make the normal 'one or everyone' first before he can have seconds.. lol..

    Pattern: None, just something i came up with
    Fabrics: strings from the scrap strings basket
    Quilting: all over meander
    Size: aprox 10inch blocks (i think)


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    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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    here is one of mine
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    Oh, I LOVE this thread. I'd love to see more with pictures of certain types of quilts. Just the subject line "String Quilts" made me open it

    Those first three are gorgeous. I never thought of doing them on newspaper!!!! Doesn't it take a long time to pull out all the newspaper strips though? I usually get a sheet at Goodwill and cut it up and use that, then use flannel for batting so it's not so heavy. Just beautiful job, ladies First one of mine was for my granddaughter. I am currently working on one in varied blues for summer.
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    I love them all.. I can't wait until I can do one.. I'm in the middle of five scrap quilts before.. Imagine making five of the same quilt, but no real pattern?

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    My avatar is a string quilt .

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    They are all just gorgeous!
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    I just made two string blocks. I love them. They are soooooo easy. I am planning on making a quilt. I love looking at all the different designs you all have made with yours. I have tons of 2 1/2" scraps so I won't have to do any cutting for it. I think that will be my next project.
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    here's mine

    Can't find the finished top so here is a progress pic of it.

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    Here's mine.
    I didn't use scraps, I cut different size strips all WOF.

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    They all look great! I love scrappy string quilts

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    All these quilts are amazing! This will go on my to-do list for sure!
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    All of these quilts are just gorgeous. Amazing what a few strings put together can look like. I hope to make one someday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt View Post
    Im off to tackle the basket of strings ive accumulated... For me String Blocks are a no fuss, no stress block- just grab a string and sew ! So when im in the mood to sew but not in the mood to cut Ill grab my basket and off I go....

    Here's one i made for my big brother... He keeps hinting he wants another.. lol. We'll see if he gets another, I have to make the normal 'one or everyone' first before he can have seconds.. lol..

    Pattern: None, just something i came up with
    Fabrics: strings from the scrap strings basket
    Quilting: all over meander
    Size: aprox 10inch blocks (i think)


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    Ooooooooooooh, Luv... I love it (how corny!). I keep thinking i'll make osme string blocks because Mary over at maryquilts collects RWB ones to sew into QOV's. Oh... now that I think about it... I have made a couple of these eons ago. But mine didn't look nearly as nice as yours. Hey... will you adopt me so I'll be next in line for one???
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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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    Oooooooooooooh... that's awesome! I need to make one like that! Thanks for sharing!
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    wow your request was honored you have more string quilt pictures.
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Here's one a friend of mine made a couple of years ago. She wasn't too crazy about it but I love love love it!

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    Oh I love these string quilts!! I have made many many of them....and soooo easy!!

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    Scissor Queen....beautiful quilt!!!!

    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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    Lovely quilts I have made two string quilts and when I get the quilt done I am on I plan on making another one they
    are so easy to make. I have a lot of strips of fabric to use up. You did a good job on your quilts.
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    Great job. I,m going to try it. Thanks for sharing.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    That is beautiful. Great job.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Lots of nice strings................calla
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    the quilts are beautiful! Love the variety.

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    I am working on one now- it is being done in 30s fabric - Thanks for the motivation to get it finished
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