Wednesday, May 18, 2011

do. Good Stitches~May

 A little string quilting. 
Have never made a string block before.
Hmmm...i wonder if it should be more string-y?
It was the block for May's do. good stitches.
Kelsey wanted orange/blue and yellow/blue blocks. 

 Didn't love sewing on the paper.  
It's a beast to take off.  
But I am loving the finished product.  
And I have paaahhlenty of strips to start my own quilt. 

And I totally need another project to start!


  1. I love string quilts. Of course you need another project, just like all of us need another project. Did I say that, really?

  2. Switch to tracing paper and shorten your stitches, and you won't mind the paper so much - it will come off much more easily. And, yes, you DO need another project!

  3. I think the stringy-ness is just perfect. ^_^

    Also, like Laura said, use a thinner paper, like tracing paper, newsprint, or really cheap notebook paper, and make sure to use shorter stitches than normal, and then it comes right off. If you play with a couple different materials you'll find one that is just right for you as far as comes off when you want it to and doesn't come off when you don't want it to. :)

  4. If you didn't have another project in the works why get out of bed??
    String quilt is on my list. That very long list.

  5. I used muslin for my strips and loved the way it turned out.

  6. I always use waxed paper from my kitchen! Just cut it to 9 or 10 inches, shorten your stitch length and the paper is a breeze to remove. Cheaper than tracing paper, too! I love making string quilts.

  7. These are wonderful! My first string quilt block was a bear, too, but learned a few things. I was going to suggest the cheap paper and shortened stitches, too. BUT...I do have something useful to add. :) When it's time to pull the paper off, if you kind of pull up on one strip and down on the next at the same time, it helps to separate the paper a bit, making it much easier to pull off. Strips that are too thin, though, are difficult to separate from their paper friend. :)
    I might try wax paper for mine, though, see how it goes. :)

  8. The strings look really pretty in those colors. If you use a 1.5 stitch length and a #16 needle makes taking the papers off easily.