String quilting is a wonderful way to put a dent in that stash of fabric scraps every quilter has stowed away. Popularized over a century ago, string quilts were, and still are, a great way to use leftover strips, or strings, of fabric. These scrap-busting quilts can be made by sewing strips of fabric together and then trimming into the desired shape and size of your block. If your fabric scraps are cut on the bias or if you’re strips are narrow, it can be helpful to sew your pieces down to a foundation fabric.
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In this free download you’ll learn how to make a string quilt and how to foundation piece as you work through three free string quilt patterns. Discover the joys of building a unique quilt using the fabric from your scrap stash or strips you’ve cut from yardage. This string quilt tutorial will walk you through everything you need to know to feel comfortable and confident with this time-tested technique. Simply enter your email and enjoy this exclusive download from Quilting Daily.
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Discover how easy it is to string piece a one-of-a-kind quilt!
With this free download you’ll learn the basics of string quilting, from sewing your strips together and foundation piecing to binding your quilt to match your quilt top. Since each artist has a different approach to string quilts, you’ll be able to gain the confidence to make this technique your own. Just look at all these fun, unique quilt patterns:
Hexagon Baby Quilt by Malka Dubrawsky
Inspired by the traditional Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt block, Malka Dubrawsky gives this hexagon-shaped baby quilt a modern twist. With supersized hexagons divided into three sections, it’s easy to string piece each section of the quilt without a foundation fabric. Plus, you can’t beat a scrap-busting project that packs the visual punch of this fun and funky shaped baby quilt.
Selvage Edge Pincushions by Cindy Wiens
We’ve all cut off selvage edges before starting a quilt project. Why not put those scraps featuring information about the manufacturer, fabric designer, and collection to use? Cindy Wiens’ pincushion pattern is a wonderful way to learn foundation piecing and to showcase selvage information you’d normally toss.
Spiderweb Quilt by Elizabeth Dackson
Elizabeth Dackson draws on historical string quilts from as early as the mid-1800s as inspiration for her string quilt. You’ll be able to take your foundation piecing a step further as you learn to string piece triangles with her quilt pattern. Whether you want to put your fabric scrap stash to use or cut strings from new fabric, you’re sure to create a one-of-a-kind quilt.
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String piecing is one foundation piecing technique that every quilter will love learning. It’s amazing the designs you can create, and they only look super complicated. Start learning the ins and outs of string quilting as you work your way through these three fun and beautiful quilts. With designs that are easily customizable, you can’t go wrong!