Tutorial: Making a String Block Quilt
First decide what size quilt you would like to make and your block size. Since I use the mini-phonebook pages as my foundation, I can get a nice 6-inch square out of one sheet of paper. Tear out your pages carefully and square up each sheet paper to
My finished quilts range from a 30 to 36 inch square.
Add borders if you like.
There are no rules, just fun.
Gather up your color coordinated strings and get ready to sew!!
I use strings or strips anywhere from 3/4 of an inch to 2 inches. Two inches is probably my maximum width for a 6 inch block.
You can cut strips from your stash. You can use the strings you've collected. Don't be afraid to cut them crooked.
The wonkier the better.
I like to have two piles in my color-controlled life. One pile is for one side of the block and the other pile for the next side.
You can decide what color you would like your common center strip to be. You can see that I like to use white and yellow a lot (white is always very stunning). Use your imagination and take a peek at my show-and-tell for other quilts that I have made.
The Heartstrings Quilt Project prefers you use red as your center strip.
Here we go...
If you use a 6 inch piece of phonebook paper, your center common strip will be approximately 9 to 10 inches.
I'll give you my special yummy spray starch recipe in my next post.