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string quilt addiction

Posted by fran1523 (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 13, 11 at 9:16

Lately I've been obsessed with making string quilts in an attempt to use up some of these scraps. These went to my guild's community service project.

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They came out nice, Fran! Great use of your scraps!

Donna


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Fran, I seem to have the same addiction with strings at this time that I had with crumbs a few years ago. I think I prefer the ones that have the same color-way at the center of each block as you have done.....might have something to do with trying to be in control of organized chaos. @:)

Nice quilts, Fran.

SharonG/FL


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Very nice! We get rid of our scraps and give something to someone else. A win/win!

Teresa


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I like the controlled colorways also. I just returned two books to the library on string quilts - these quilts were very controlled and beautiful.
I need a bigger variety of fabrics - but I am saving them!
You guys have thought me well :-)


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Great. I like string quilts and have a crate full of strips that I plan on using someday. I like the scrappy look. Good idea giving them away, agree a win win on that one.


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Great way to use your scraps Fran. I still haven't been able to go really scrappy so mine would all coordinate. But, I'm working on this control issue.


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I like those, too! The fabric I received recently that is already cut into strips would be great for a project like this. Thanks for the ideas.

Robbi


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I have also made a lot of string quilts, and usually donate them to a local charity through my quild.
What I do is cut my fabric as I go, from the left overs of whatever I am working on at the time. It is a great way to use up the scraps, plus have something on hand to work on when you do not want to be involved in a major project.... like when you want to sew, but have nothing specific in mind. By doing this by about time an idea hits you, you have a bunch of strings already to go and cut!


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Fran, those are really great projects. I need to start using more of my scraps & those are a great way to do it. I really like the second one - I have a hard time giving over to true scrappy - that one has more of a "planned" look to it!
Sue


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They are gorgeous!!! Strings are on my 'to do' list.
Rosa


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