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Date: 9/28/12 9:48 AM

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I have seen this technique many times, all basically the same. In this particular blog, the girl cut the pieces, but most of the ones I have seen were people using scraps.

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Date: 9/28/12 10:08 AM

I love those kinds of quilts -- I have plans to make one ... I saw a pattern that I liked that did not include tearing off much paper after -- or too much flip and sew type of piecing ..

It was in a mccalls magazine.

I think a red and white irish chain is on my up next list ...

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Date: 9/28/12 11:38 AM

That is a great idea. I was wanting to use up my scraps...Now I have found the way!!! Thank you

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Date: 9/28/12 11:51 AM

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I have seen this technique many times, all basically the same. In this particular blog, the girl cut the pieces, but most of the ones I have seen were people using scraps.

I love string quilts! Instead of paper, I use cheap muslin (preshrunk) as the foundation and just leave it in. I use scrap strips.

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I love Quiltville! That may be where I learned to make string quilts... I love the way she stores her scraps pre-cut to usable sizes and how she uses them as leaders and enders while piecing other projects.

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Date: 9/29/12 2:24 AM

I use telephone book pages; it's much "greener" that way. And my strips are leftovers from straightening quilt fabric (aka "strings"). I've been a big fan of Bonnie Hunter, of Quiltville, and really love her string quilts. click here

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Date: 9/29/12 10:10 AM

Here's my tip for lots-of-colors scrappy quilts (that I got from a quilting teacher at an expo): what you border your quilt with will make the quilt "read" the color. So, if you quilt has lots of blues, red, greens, purples etc (a total mishmash of colors) and you put a red border on it, it will look more like a "red" quilt than any of the other colors. This really makes sense since the red in the quilt gets highlighted/brought out by the red in the border.

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Date: 9/29/12 10:45 AM

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I use telephone book pages; it's much "greener" that way. And my strips are leftovers from straightening quilt fabric (aka "strings"). I've been a big fan of Bonnie Hunter, of Quiltville, and really love her string quilts. click here

I have heard of using phone book pages too. They are much thinner than regular notebook paper!

Do you have problems with the ink getting on your hands/fabric?

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Date: 10/1/12 9:31 PM

I am so lazy -- too lazy to pick out all that paper!

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Date: 10/1/12 9:38 PM

The easy way to remove the paper is to give a short quick tug on the opposite corners of the block to stretch it slightly. All the paper will loosen and maybe a stray piece or two will remain. There's a demo of this paper removal at Connecting Threads. Under the paper piecing tutorial.
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Date: 10/1/12 10:08 PM

Ill go look at that.

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