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Thread: String Quilt from my 85-year old Mom

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    Junior Member LouBert's Avatar
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    Mom sewed scrap fabric to 100 pieces of typing paper. She then gave half to me and half to my other sister. I cut the paper into 8-1/2" squares and made this quilt, used the rest of the material on the border
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    love the contrast... & the story!!

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    Wow! How special is that!!! I am sewing yards of scraps to 3" till rolls which will EVENTUALLY become a quilt!! Love what you did with yours!!

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    A great way to use your mom's scraps! It makes an heirloom from your Mother-a very special gift.

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    That is such a treasure. I love how you set your blcoks

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    Truly a family quilt!! How wonderful :) Very special and lovely.
    Thanks for sharing your story and quilt.

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    I am doing a string block exchange in September. Ours will all have a red strip in the middle. I may have to "borrow" your idea and use red fabrics in place of the black. It is beautiful!

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    How lucky to share this with your sweet mama! Love the quilt too.

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    Awesome quilt. I love it.

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    This is so unique and very pretty! Great job. :)

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    Beautiful quilt and what a treasure. It will become an heirloom to pass down to your children.

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    OK Im pretty new to quilting. ( have completed 2 and have 2 in the works) Why do you use paper??????????????

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    Well done and such a lucky thing to have from your mom!! 8-)

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    Nice way to use scraps. The quilt looks really nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by babasil
    OK Im pretty new to quilting. ( have completed 2 and have 2 in the works) Why do you use paper??????????????
    LOL, way back before you were born, they used newspaper print! It's just the medium my Mom choose.

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    Very pretty!

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    Nice! Will you be posting a pic of your sister's so we can see what she did or is she also on "the board"?

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    Looks like a true labor of love!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoriEl
    Nice! Will you be posting a pic of your sister's so we can see what she did or is she also on "the board"?
    She has not had time to finish hers yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoventryUK
    Wow! How special is that!!! I am sewing yards of scraps to 3" till rolls which will EVENTUALLY become a quilt!! Love what you did with yours!!
    I have no idea what a till roll is ! please enlighten me

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    Well done.

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    Great looking quilt and wonderful story!

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    Looks wonderful and what a treasure to hand down to the next generation!

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    love string quilts...am in the process of making one...i like ur setting...may have to copy it!!

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    neat, the way you did it.

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