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    Great quilt. I have made many of these,seems everyone likes the bright colors, just finished one for run for life in each of my 2 close cities here in Fl.I used paper for the first few but didn't like ripping off the paper so now I buy bed skirts at the thrift stores, the skirts has a lot of fabric and the center works well for the base for the string quilts and you can just leave it on very light weight

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    Thanks for the tute & will try one soon

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    I like how you used the same color and size in the center of each block. It ties them together in a nice way. I will have to try this!

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    thanks for sharing this with us.

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    Your string blocks are really lovely and I like the blue you used as a focal color. I do mine with telephone book pages and foundation cloth. I prefer the cloth foundation that stays in. Once you pull the paper off, everything is on the bias. I have also done strings on dryer sheets. These turn into a diamond pattern, or cut paper 6.5 x 9.5 inc.

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    Thank-you for posting this tutorial along with the link to the heartstrings site. :)

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    My only problem is not having enough time for such great projects like this. Thanks for sharing!

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    OK, stupid newbie question: why do you need a foundation piece? Why can't you just sew strips together?

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    I am going to run out to the recycle toter and grab my old phone book which I threw in there a couple of days ago. Thank you for this great tut.

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    I have never done paper piecing so maybe I dont get the whole concept of this but why didnt you just sew you strips together and cut the square without the paper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewslow
    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Michele, I just looked and it's beautiful!!!
    Thanks for the link :)
    OOPS. Sorry !! You're not finished posting :)
    I didn't know we could interrupt someone's tutorial! :shock: Not that I intend to.
    It wasnt a problem at all.

    Glad everyone is enjoying the tute. Would love to see some pics!!!

    The telephone pages were not my idea, an idea I got from Quiltville.com. Thanks Boonie for all your useful info.!

    Kyia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nolee
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyiav10
    Tear the paper off. It comes off very easily! And your welcome!

    Kyia
    I used a bedskirt I got from Goodwill for $1.00 and all I needed was flannel on the back, no batting. I'm not sure I'd have the patience to tear all the paper off for the large size I made. No, I'm sure, LOL.
    Nolee, You can use muslin or scrap fabric for a foundation if you want to. No tearing necessary and others have mentioned this. Might be perfect for you! Good luck.

    Kyia

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushdoggie
    OK, stupid newbie question: why do you need a foundation piece? Why can't you just sew strips together?
    Sorry, rushdoggie I do not know the answer to this. I was following the original link I posted but switched it with the telephone book paper. Another suggested that after you tear the paper off it is on the bias and I am guessing this is why the foundation is used, so there wouldn't be any stretching.

    You can always try it without the paper and see what happens.

    I love your profile pic by the way. Cute doggy!

    Kyia

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicki s
    I have never done paper piecing so maybe I dont get the whole concept of this but why didnt you just sew you strips together and cut the square without the paper?
    See answer above to rushdoggie. I followed the directions on the heartstring's site. Don't know what would happen if I did it this way.

    Kyia

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    Thank you for the lonk,looks great

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    Thank you for the lonk,looks great

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    Thanks for the Tout, I have so many strips I have been saving for ???? This looks great. One way to recycle a phone book. LOL

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    Nice...thanks for posting...I love that you used old yellow pages....telephone book pages are great for paper piecing....nice tearaway.

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    Here are three big blocks put together using 12 of the individual blocks.

    Kyia
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    Now how are you going to finish? With that I mean are you going to border, sash or just sew squares together continuously? Be sure to post when you finish.
    Vernell

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    great tut... :D

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    Hi yours is lovely and looks similar to a reversible blocks I have made--see photo

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    Quote Originally Posted by campion
    Hi yours is lovely and looks similar to a reversible blocks I have made--see photo

    Back and front
    Looks fascinating. How do you make them?

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    Hi I followed instructions from a book bySharon Pederson called Reversible quilts.
    You basic cut a square of wadding/batting then cut your strips at different widths and a triangle,then it's really just flip and stich

    That is only a very short version

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewslow
    Quote Originally Posted by campion
    Hi yours is lovely and looks similar to a reversible blocks I have made--see photo

    Back and front
    Looks fascinating. How do you make them?
    I posted a tute in the tutorial section.

    I will put all four blocks together to cover the top of a double bed and then a center strip border to frame and then not sure on the other borders yet. Maybe a piano key border to tie in some more scraps.

    Kyia

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