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Thread: Heart String's

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    Super Member Kyiav10's Avatar
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    Some people have commented on the Heartstrings blocks. I am posting how I did mine along with the link to the site where I found it. It was found off of Bonnie Hunter's website www.quiltville.com.

    Here is the link..

    http://heartstringsquiltproject.com/


    Here is how I did mine. I took an old telephone book and removed the pages. I cut them with a rotary cutter measuring 7.5 inches square. This will be the finished sized of the blocks. Then I use a ruller and draw lines on the center where my focus fabric will be. The lines are 1 inch. So I put the ruler from corner to corner wth 1/2 inch on each side and use a marker to draw the line. I do this to each side and this makes a one inch strip. I hope this is clear.

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    Next I pin a one inch strip of my focus fabric to the telephone paper. Pictured here.
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    Then I pin the second strip to the focus fabric strip pictured here. Now when I sew the strips I make sure my catch on my quarter inch foot is on the right side of the line. The lines are a little wider on the paper than the fabric. Oops.

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    After the strips are sewn with a quater inch seem allowance then I press the seem towards the corner, not towards the focus fabric. I continue sewing to each side until I have a piece that looks like this, pictured here.

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    When I have the foundation telephone paper completely covered with strips, with at least a quarter inch on each side I trim the sides. You want to place the fabric piece upside down on your mat so the paper is showing. Then cut the excess off. Place your ruler on the on the foundation paper hanging over the side a quarter inch and cut. Do this to all four sides and you will have a square that looks like this pictured here.

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    Michele, I just looked and it's beautiful!!!
    Thanks for the link :)
    OOPS. Sorry !! You're not finished posting :)

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    Here are some pics of finished blocks.

    If anyone has any questions please post or PM them and I will answer them the best that I can.

    Hope this tute was clear. First time posting one.

    Kyia
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    That"s ok susie. I hope it is all clear and you find it useful.

    Kyia

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    Do you then just soak or tear the paper off??
    Thanks :)
    It's very clear and very useful. Good job, girlfriend!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Tear the paper off. It comes off very easily! And your welcome!

    Kyia

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    Great Tutorial. Have it bookmarked and already have a phone book handy.

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    This is great!! I have been having PP trouble, will try an old phone book. Your looks awesome!

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    thanks so much for the tut. would never have thought of using the phone book.

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    I bookmarked this to try out...thanks!

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    Thank you, I am definately going to try this. Did you go through a ton of needles?

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    very cool love the idea of using the phone book pages...

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    Thank you for the tute :D:D:D

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    Great tute. Book marked this one.

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    Thanks for the link and it looks pretty easy to do and saves some scraps :o). Keep on quilting and have great quilting day :o)

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    Thank you for the tute!
    Very easy to understand & great way to recycle an old phone book. :) :P :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by awf60
    Thank you, I am definately going to try this. Did you go through a ton of needles?
    I did not use anymore needles than usual. The telephone paper is very easy to go through. I use 10 stitches per inch and it tears so easily that some times it tears off when pinning another strip on.

    Kyia

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    And, the older the phone book pages, the easier to sew strips, or to remove when it is finished. Newer books have stronger pages. piecefully, the old one

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    wonderful tutorial! I never thought to use telephone book pages...what a great idea! Certainly thin enough to tear off...and lots of pages to use.....!!!!

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    Terrific idea. thanks. I'm down the road from you in Millville!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    thanks so much for the tut. would never have thought of using the phone book.
    Me too. The first one I did umpty years ago, I used left over typing copy paper. What a great way to recycle that old phone book.

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