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String quilt block SEND TWO BLOCKS

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Swap Coordinator:SandyLane (contact)
Swap categories: Quilting 
Number of people in swap:6
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.97
Last day to signup/drop:August 15, 2016
Date items must be sent by:August 22, 2016
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

For this swap you will make two 12.5" square string blocks for your partner.

Use 100% cotton quilting fabric and at least 6 different fabrics for each block. Use different colours and patterns to give a real scrappy look.

Here's what you do:

Cut a 13" to 14" backing square of plain fabric. This could be cotton/poly sheeting. A lighter colour is best.

Place your first strip across the diagonal, right side up. Place the second strip on top right side down, pin and sew. Open out and press. Work outwards to the corners using whatever scraps you have that fit. Press the whole block and trim to 12.5" square. Make another. Do not put batting (wadding) on the back.

When you come to make your quilt arrange your blocks in a pleasing way and sew together using a 1/4" seam.

You can use batting (wadding) or not. I use 2oz polyester. This produces a smoother backing to the finished quilt and prevents any backing fabrics and seams from the blocks showing through the back fabric of the quilt.

Important: I use novelty strips (fruit, veg, Batman, etc) in my blocks so we can play I spy. Please state in your profile either 'I like novelty strips' OR 'I don't like novelty strips'. Check your partner's profile - it would be a shame to send blocks that won't be used. If you like novelty strips you might not get them in your blocks if your send partner doesn't have them.

I will check profiles - no unresolved 1's . No unexplained 3's. Reliable, dependable swappers with proven records only with at least 10 type 3s sent and rated.

Discussion

yath 08/ 3/2016 #

I think I'm interested. Could you post a photo example or a link to an image to help clarify the directions?

yath 08/ 3/2016 #

You mean like the blocks used to make this pin cushion...only bigger, right? http://www.vanessachristenson.com/2015/09/v-and-co-how-to-make-little-string.html

yath 08/ 3/2016 #

And one more question: Do the strings need to be all the same width or can they vary?

twobluecrows 08/14/2016 #

I strongly prefer NO novelty strips unless they are 1 1/2" or narrower, and on that note I really don't need batting in mine and prefer skinny strings over fat ones. Sorry to be picky but I have several fat string blocks I will probably cut up for something else because they just stand out too much with the thin ones.

If my partner can only make wide string blocks, it's ok they won't go to waste. :)

yath 08/17/2016 #

I also prefer NO novelty strips. My blocks are done with 2" strings. Hope that's OK. I think they look pretty good! Would like to get my partner's address asap so I can get them in the post.

yath 08/17/2016 #

OK...someone point me to the partner address location!! Please!

yath 08/17/2016 #

I found it! Finally!!

yath 09/21/2016 #

I still have not received my blocks. Would whoever was sending to me please contact me? Thanks!

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