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Thread: String table runner and table topper

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    String table runner and table topper

    Here are pictures of a string table runner and table topper that I just completed, pieced to match a bargello wallhanging I made several years ago (I included a picture of it). Quilted w/C&C variegated blue, Soft & Bright batting, "Dwirling" free motion quilting. Many firsts in this. 1st string project, 1st "Y" seams (not my favorite), 1st inside corners to bind, 1st real project that I quilted on my new-to-me 15" Bailey. I love string quilts and I've been wanting to do one for awhile. A purple and green batik bargello is my next project. It will match my first log cabin quilt.
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    Pretty! I am a new quilter, and I am not sure what "String" means, but these are very pretty.

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    LOVE your work and the fabric you used! Very very nice.
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    A string quilt is comprised of different widths (I used 1" to 2" - the blocks ended up being 4" sq) of fabric stitched on a base. In this case, I used phone book pages as a base. Stitch the center "string" and then add additional "strings" on each side. Remove the paper back, then press and square up. The next string will be a lap sized quilt and I will use 8" sq blocks. You can make them scrappy or to a color theme. I know it sounds weird, but I don't like scrap quilts, but I love string quilts. Go figure.
    Dolly in MI

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    These are lovely!
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    These are quite lovely!! I love string projects, too.

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    Beautiful quilting, and I just love your color choices. Very pretty.
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    Beautiful...makes want to sew some today

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    Beautiful string runner and quilt, that table must be 7 ft long wow. Your colors and work outstanding.

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    You did wonderful work, they are so beautiful.

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    No, only 60". Just the angle of the picture. Thanks for the comments.

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    Scrapy quilts are my favorite and string quilts are on the top of my favorite list. You have made beautiful pieces and thanks for the "eye" candy

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    These are great! I love the narrow border between the string blocks and the outer floral -- very nice design punch. Your fmq is great also, and the binding looks perfect! Good job all around!!
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    I put just that 1/2" of accent on most of my quilts. I think that it adds pizzazz.
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    These are great! I love the narrow border between the string blocks and the outer floral -- very nice design punch. Your fmq is great also, and the binding looks perfect! Good job all around!!

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    They are all very pretty, but the table topper is my favorite

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    Very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramkc View Post
    Beautiful...makes want to sew some today
    I can't believe you said that! I was thinking the exact same thing when I looked at these beauties! GMTA!
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    Beautiful!!!!!

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    Great job!

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    WOW - Very pretty, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    Oh my,...your projects are absolutely lovely, I love your color and pattern choices. Thank you for the inspriation!!
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    I love your quilted projects. As I was looking closely ... I realized I have or had all of the fabrics you used! LOL.

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    Beautiful!! I want to make a string quilt to and it is on my bucket list which is so long I don't know where to begin. Love How the colors really blend together. Great job.

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    They are all very beautiful - I especially like the last one.

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    I love them all and could not pick a favorite!

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