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missmommy



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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:21 pm

Paws to quilt wrote:
Missmommy, if you were close to me, I would let you Smitten .
I'll make Cinnamon Rolls for you while you do my binding.

Binding for homemade cinn rolls! It would be a good trade. Hard to resist but a little too far.
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karol0405



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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:52 pm

'Karol..how were your blocks done? I think they are a great way to use scraps..and I just love having so many fabrics in a quilt.'

I'm not sure I understand your question? The string blocks themselves were just sewn on muslin. You cut the square, bigger than you need (I think ours were 6 1/2" ) So, you cut muslin 7+" square. Then you lay your center string corner to corner, and lay the others on top, one at a time, iron flat as you go. They go together lickety split! I now have my scraps in the scrap bucket cut into strips! I don't care what width they are..I like it all mixed up.

My quilt blocks were just sewn together. I hate to hijack here and post a picture on someone else's topic. Just slap my hand and I'll take it off...but this is the finished quilt. We got to request our colors in the swap. I asked for 'sand and black ' colors. Some, I would not have chosen myself, but that's okay.
Sand and surf I named it:


Here's a close up of the corners, back and border. I have to say, I was so pleased with my 'snail' corners! Took me forever to figure that out..but it worked!! woohoo!
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karol0405



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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:55 pm

Wow...that last picture turned out big!!

I like doing bindings. I did this one on the machine and wasn't happy with it at all! I generally do them by hand, and I like that best.
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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:58 pm

Your quilt is very striking! I like it. Those snail corners look pretty tricky! Great job! Thumbup


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golo
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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:17 pm

Has anyone gotten the Quilter's Home Magazine for Oct? Inside is a pattern call "Red Zinger".. It is made with all the salvage edges (what a clever idea for something I always throw away) anyways... I love the design and would make it with strips of scrappy fabric... I tried scanning, but I don't know how to get it here.... was thinking maybe it is online somewhere... I will go check it out... :)

check this out www.selvagequilts.com

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hummerlou



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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:22 pm

Karol, I really like your quilt. Very nice!
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karol0405



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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:15 pm

I have seen the selvage edge quilts before. And it is very cleaver! BUT I have to draw the line somewhere as to what I will and won't collect!! I have said no the selvages!! I don't cut them off right away anyway. I have boxes of this and boxes of that, I have NO room for a box full of selvages!!
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Krafty Lady



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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:26 pm

I would be concerned about the shrinkage, it always seems to shrink some and then it could become uneven wouldn't it?? Undesided Norma

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Mtfarmer



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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:49 pm

The string quilts are wonderful. I have one to quilt for my sister - made it last year - Guess it's number hasnt come up yet. There are 2 string quilt projects ready to take to AZ this winter - one children's prints, one other strings. Oh yeah, more UFO's in the pile. Someday I'll get a midarm quilting machine and perhaps get some of these finished. Thanks for the eye candy. Cindy
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FiberBabble
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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:19 pm

Krafty Lady wrote:
I would be concerned about the shrinkage, it always seems to shrink some and then it could become uneven wouldn't it?? Undesided Norma
Norma, I'm thinking that these are meant to be hung on the wall, not used and abused... though looking at the blog on that site, I saw some SMALL projects that looked do-able (I wouldn't want to have to save yet another 'type' of scrap, either, as karol said).

They are pretty striking, though, aren't they? :)

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golo
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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:29 pm

No way do I plan on saving my selvages, but I thought they could be done with strips of scraps... The site did not show her ""Red Zinger" and that is the pattern I hope to do... eventually... :sigh:

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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:52 am

Title: Re: Tips
Post by: Merry Bee on February 28, 2008, 06:04:05 PM


Try this link:


http://home.pmt.org/~awalter/string.html
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Paws to quilt
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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:45 pm

Just couldn't leave well enough alone :hammer: . Decided my string quilt needed to be wider, so I added another 2 rows across--20 more blocks. Now I am ready to leave it alone. Think I will just add binding (ISH!!!) and no borders.


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Cottonpicker



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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:51 pm

I love it Paws. I love the basket quilt on the wall too. And your dog looks like a sweetheart.
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Paws to quilt
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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:01 pm

Thank you Cottonpicker. That's my Happy and she is a sweetheart--75 lbs. of love!
I made the basket quilt several years ago, one of the few I have been able to keep :yahoo: .
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