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Thread: X Marks The Spot string quilt

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    I found this excellant tute late summer, and changed it a bit to make 6-1/2" blocks.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-56940-1.htm

    Instead of using paper (which I hate to remove!) I rough cut my strips about 5-5/1/2" and turned them into 4" wide strips.

    After cutting the strips, I sewed them together in the way described in the above mentioned tutorial. I made my strips into 40 or 42 long strips to make the best use of the background fabric.
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    press the seams one way. I only trimmed on the back if the overlap was lover 1/2
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    trim to 4 wide.
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    Cut background fabric into WOF by 3-1/2 wide. Join pieces to either side of the pieced strips. and press.
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    I used a 6-1/2 ruler. If you watch the markings on where you lay the plastic square, all the blocks will be the same. For example, with theis 6-1/2 block, I lined up the 4 mark at the sides of the top, and the 2-1/2 mark at the bottom of the square. Cut out. sew 4 blocks together to make a 12-1/2 square.
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    This sample shows four 12-1/2 blocks sewn together
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    thanks!

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    How cute, thanks for the info!

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    oh wow this is great!! thanks i am going to use it :-)

    What do you think about adding a skinny (1") strip to each side of the fabric strip before adding the borders? I think that would look neat!

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    This quilt is a charity quilt. But when I do another one for one of my kids for a lap quilt, I will add sashing before the border. I had to keep this to about 40" wide, sashing would put it too big. But yes, you are right, it will look nicer.
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    oh wow this is great!! thanks i am going to use it :-)

    What do you think about adding a skinny (1") strip to each side of the fabric strip before adding the borders? I think that would look neat!

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    Thank you.

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    Thanks

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    Thanks for sharing this with us!

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    ooh, i like that, will have to try it, thanks!!

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    Neat! Thanks.

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    Now that is very clever.

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    I really like this. I've bookmarked it and will have to try it at some point. What a great way to use scraps! Thanks.

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    Nicely done! Thx for the instructions. I really need to use up some of my scraps...they are taking over my sewing room, lol!

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    Excellent!

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    I like this. I think I am like you - I HATE tearing that paper off the back; don't think I'll do it that way anymore!!

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    BookMarked ! Thanks....

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    That is way cool.

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    Thanks for sharing. I love it!! I am into scraps right now - and I have a big supply!!!

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    Nice job and thanks for posting.

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    This is beautiful. thank you for sharing. Another way is sew your strings onto 3 inch adding tape, (comes off easy) :)

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    Thanks for sharing your method of string piecing.

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    love it. I am going home and start one today!!

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    Love thisquilt

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    I like this idea for the string quilts, I also like the idea of the sashing between the blocks. Thank's for the tut. I bookmarked it.

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