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Super String Quilts: 13 Paper Piecing and Scrap Quilt Patterns
By: Jessica Nichols, Editor of FaveQuilts.com
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Free String Quilt Patterns from FaveQuilts: Super String Quilts: 13 Paper Piecing and Scrap Quilt Patterns eBook
You've never seen scrap quilt designs like this before! Super String Quilts: 13 Paper Piecing and Scrap Quilt Patterns has all the string quilting tutorials you need to use up your skinniest scraps and make a gorgeous paper pieced quilt.
If you've never heard of string quilting before, prepare yourself for the best scrap quilt designs you can find! String quilting is a method of making scrap quilts using skinny strips of fabric. Quilters often slice their fabric scraps into strips, sort them by color, and save them until they are ready to make their next string quilt. This makes string quilting one of the best ways to use up scraps, since it accommodates strips of fabric as small as 1" wide.
The basic unit of a string quilt is the string quilt block. You can use paper piecing or foundation piecing techniques to make a string quilt block, or you can even piece the block without a foundation if you feel confident doing so. The most common string quilt blocks are made by sewing strings onto the block diagonally, from corner to corner, and working outwards from the middle strip. But there are plenty of other options for making string quilt blocks. The block patterns in the Super String Quilts eBook give you just a few ideas for how you can use string piecing in a quilt block.
Of course, you can also create more pictorial string quilt blocks by using strings for only certain parts of a block. Use a string quilted piece for just the center of a block, or use string quilted strips for the borders of a block. All these patterns and ideas are included when you download Super String Quilts: 13 Paper Piecing and Scrap Quilt Patterns!
While making a throw or bed-sized string quilt can be a great way to use up a ton of scraps, a project of that size can be a little daunting. Whether you're short on time or scraps, you'll enjoy the smaller string quilting patterns included in the Super String Quilts eBook. This chapter includes patterns for two table quilts, a pillow, and a set of potholders. You can make each of these projects with a smaller collection of strings and just a few hours. If you choose attractive scraps and coordinate the colors of your strings, these projects can become gorgeous decorations for your home. For example, this rainbow string pillow, made with an assortment of solid, bright-colored strips, is a bright accessory for any room in your house.
These foundation pieced string quilt tutorials are a treasure chest of patterns for scrap quilters. Fabric hoarders will love all the ideas for using up their stash in beautiful string quilts. These quilts are large enough to be lap quilts, throw quilts, or even bed quilts. All that extra fabric you have lying around will turn into a comfy, cozy blanket to snuggle under.
Don't miss out on these wonderful string quilt patterns. Your stashbusting efforts will never be the same once you have these patterns in your arsenal of scraptacular quilt projects. You can download Super String Quilts: 13 Paper Piecing and Scrap Quilt Patterns and have all of these awesome string quilt patterns at your fingertips in minutes. Print out the whole eBook or even individual patterns so you can keep them handy while you work on your projects.
This eBook is available to FaveQuilts readers at no cost, so you won't have to spend a cent on the pattern for your next string quilt! Each pattern includes a materials list to make shopping a cinch and step-by-step instructions with full-color photos and diagrams so the pattern is easy to follow. Once you have downloaded the eBook and subscribed to our Piecing It Together newsletter, you will receive new free quilt patterns in your e-mail inbox every week! Join the FaveQuilts.com quilting community and gain access to hundreds of free quilt patterns and connect with quilters all over the country. Download this free eBook and check out FaveQuilts.com for tons of quilting inspiration!