String Quilt Directions


Chris Predd asked for directions for the string quilt I started.  (scroll down. )  I was inspired by Melody Johnson’s picture of her’s on her blog.  (Navigate to find blog post for Monday, Nov. 2, 2007.)  Not positive how Melody did her’s, but this is how I’m doing mine.

Start with left over scraps.  Here is just one tub of mine.  So far I’ve made six strips out of 13 and I haven’t even made a dent in this stuff.  My muslin strips vary in width from 10″ to 6″.

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Start with a strip of muslin, put a triangle in one corner and sew any width “string” of 2nd fabric to it.  Flip and press.

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Sew and flip as many strings as you choose.  Then, it’s time to use another triangle so strips can go in the opposite direction.  I sew strings to the triangle until I’ve a piece that will go completely across the muslin.

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Then I sew it down and flip it.

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 Now it’s ready to sew on more strings.

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 For some reason, I keep getting out of kilter and losing the 45 degree angle. Periodically, I stop and draw a 45 degree line on the last string and sew the next string to that line.  Hopefully you can see the soap mark on the edge of the red and white fabric.

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I’ve done the widest strips of muslin first and am working my way down to the narrower ones. That way, as the strings get shorter, I may still be able to use them. If not, into the trash they go. Remember my new resolution? I’m getting rid of stuff!

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4 Comments on “String Quilt Directions”

  1. sandy Says:

    You can find string tutorials at
    http://maryquilt.com
    http://quiltivlle,com

    It’s easier to start in the middle and work out.

  2. sharon Says:

    what a fun thing to do and a good way to use up scraps!

  3. PaMdora Says:

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  4. Fonda Says:

    Thanks, looks easy but with my ability, not sure.


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