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Thread: Basic Instructions for Boxes of Strings

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    Basic Instructions for Boxes of Strings

    Basic Instructions for Boxes of Strings

    Foundation paper is 4 1/2" x 8 1/2"
    Center triangle is 4 1/2" at the base

    Cut a template for your center triangle (I used cardboard).

    Trace the template and cut your fabric triangle.

    Center it on the foundation paper (I like to use a swipe of glue stick to keep it in place).

    Add a light string to the right side of the upward-facing triangle and a medium/dark string to the left side. I placed a light string on first in each block for consistency. Note: I like my triangle points to float a little, so I don't lose them--my triangle point allows for this.

    Continue until the paper is filled. All the blocks will have the same color orientation.

    Trim block.

    Assemble in columns; this makes it easier to match up your triangles into diamonds. Note that the columns are offset--one begins with an upward-facing triangle, and the next with a downward facing one, etc.

    My quilt is 9 blocks wide and 20 blocks long. It finishes at 74" x 84".

    My strings were from 3/4" to 1 1/2" (approximately) wide. If you wanted to do this with wider strips, you might want to increase the size of the foundation and the template. Just keep the same ratios: the foundation should be twice as wide as it is tall (finished size) and the triangle base should be 1/2 the total width of the foundation paper (finished).
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    Goody goody gumdrops! I have been waiting for you to post your tutorial! I will be wrangling some more scraps into blocks! Thankyou! Can you tell by the exclamation points that I am super excited?

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    You are not alone Tartan! I have to make this. Or at least put it on the back burner till I can get it done. Thank you AngeliaNR . This is great!
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    Thank you! Thank you! I am so impressed with your quilt. It's definitely on my to-do list.
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    Thank you for your great tutorial! Your quilt turned out awesome and appreciate your generosity!

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    thanks so much for the tut!!!
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    You are welcome-- I am so flattered by the interest. Easy, isn't it?
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    Thanks for the Boxes of Strings info. Put this one on my bucket list for sure.

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    Thank you very much for taking the time to do this tutorial... it is such a different and original quilt!

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    You've got smart brains!! Very neat and thanks for sharing. Every year, I try to have a different string quilt for spring church bazaar and this will work!

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    Angelia, what a great tutorial and photos. Thank you for taking the time to post this...it looks like a fun project and a wonderful way to use up some scraps.
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    Thanks. I will do this one next, just have to finish the one in process. I love this quilt.
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    Thank you ever so much for this tutorial. I have the strips in abundance and it will be refreshing to make a quilt with something other than.... 2.5 squares. Well, done! You can see many of us appreciate your effort to share your skill with us.

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    My thanks also! I am going thru my loads of scraps right now to make a couple of quick quilts but i know I will have plenty left to make one of yours. Dee

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    Great scappie quilt!
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    Thank you so much for sharing! I think this is beautiful!

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    Thank you for sharing! Your quilt is really beautiful!

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    I prefer to use a plastic template to cut the triangle, but I'm not sure what angle it is...60 degrees??

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    Love your tutorial for your fantastic quilt! Like all the others, I am excited about it and your instructions are very clear.
    Thank you, thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Denno View Post
    I prefer to use a plastic template to cut the triangle, but I'm not sure what angle it is...60 degrees??
    I don't think it is 60 degrees. The base and the height are equal unlike an equilateral triangle where all sides are equal. No math whiz here--help anyone?
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    oh thank you. i was going to try to remember this quilt.

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    Adding my thanks for the tut. Instructions are very clear and I loved your quilt.
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    Thanks for the great tutorial!
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    Looking forward to trying this string quilt variation. Thanks,
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    As I said before I love this quilt. Now I have a tutorial! Thank you very much for your great pictures and explanation. You are very talented And generous. What a wonderful combination! Thanks again!
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