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    This is just the top. I haven't decided how to finish it. It is more lap size being about 5 ft square. Next time I will use fabric foundation, paper is hard to remove. Be glad to put this away for a while.


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    Ruth...what kind of paper did you use? When I do these with newspaper as long as I keep the stitch length at around 12 stitches per inche (2.0 on my digitial readout) I don't have too much trouble.....

    Your quilt looks fantastic!! Love the bright colors!

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    I used newpaper , but it still is a job to get it off, especially where there are seams. I got most of it off and the rest can stay, unless I can get some of the grands to pick it off. I read if it is hard to get off spray, :-) it with water.......have you ever tried that?

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    Love it!!

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    Well, maybe because I have done so many it just seems easy to me...yes there are always a few spots where it rips so theres a bit of paper there but I never worry about leaving it.... I also have never quilted one of these...always tie them so paper isn't a worry there for me. No, have never tried spraying with water ...might be worth a try.

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    This is great! I love your colors! Nice Job! :thumbup:

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    I love the color very vivberant. Someday I will try a string quilt as soon as I get the directions. As far as the paper it will come off in the wash.

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    Very Pretty, Don'y you dare put it away.

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    ruth i think this is a very beautiful quilt .you shouldnt put this away. i ve done a on paper before the little peices that are left not a problem for any body

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    ruth did you finish this i like it

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    Great work!!!

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    It looks great Ruth! So cheery and colorful. I hate picking paper off too, but I think your result was well worth it.

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    Looks great!

    I haven't done much reading on strings, but why do you have to use a foundation, paper or fabric? You can't just sew the pieces together, like a railfence or piano key border? I'm not understanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltluvr
    Looks great!

    I haven't done much reading on strings, but why do you have to use a foundation, paper or fabric? You can't just sew the pieces together, like a railfence or piano key border? I'm not understanding.
    I was going to ask the same thing - I have also read somewhere the suggestion that you use nappy liners, that will stay in. They are certainly light weight, and flexible, but I have never tried them.

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    Very, very pretty!!! (I would never have thought to use newspaper as a foundation. Aren't you clever????????)

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    I really love your quilt, Ruth!!! If you put it away, I hope it's not for long! :D

    I love scrappy quilts, and especially the string ones. I bought a bunch of string blocks like yours off Ebay almost two years ago, and still haven't put them together yet. I haven't quite figured out how to sew them together! I think they have muslin on the backs.

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    it looks great. i love string quilts

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    Your string quilt is really pretty! A lady at my Wed sewing group does this quilt using phone book pages. Maybe it would be easier, it seems to be thinner. The only string quilt I've made is one using muslin as a foundation. I haven't tried the paper method yet.

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    Good job Ruth. Don't put it away - finish it then you can relax and breath!

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    I like how you did the sashing. I am doing my first string blocks now with a sheeting base. It is so easy, I love it!

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    I love your quilt. It is really pretty!! :D
    Have you tried using tissue paper for a
    stableizer? I use it & it tears away very
    nicely. Just a thought for you.
    :D :D :D :D :D :D

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    I LOVE IT. The colors are so bright & cheery. GREAT JOB!

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    Love the colors, too!

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    If you look it was in the first year i was making quilts....this one is my one and only string. It is among my ufos. :D I dyed some of the fabrics doing a shaving cream thing

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/865.page here are the pictures

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth Camp
    I used newpaper , but it still is a job to get it off, especially where there are seams. I got most of it off and the rest can stay, unless I can get some of the grands to pick it off. I read if it is hard to get off spray, :-) it with water.......have you ever tried that?
    I have used water, Ruth, it really does help. With newsprint you shouldn't have much trouble with it falling apart on it's own. The last one I made I used dryer sheets, didn't have to pick it apart. I saved a whole bag of them to use for the Veterans lap quilts. Now I just have to find them... :oops:

    Hugs,
    Sharon

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