Indulge in an afternoon of String Quilting
for your favorite charity!
Here is one that Leena made!
Leena has a wonderful site with all of her projects. Click here for
Finished block size: Approx 14"
Finished Quilt size: Approx 50"X64"
One of my favorite
causes is making quilts for
As part of the Sunshinie
Online GuildI have found an outlet that not only stirs my creativity where scrap quilts are concerned, but
people all over the world
as well! It is a double blessing for me to be
create quilts to brighten an orphan's life...as
well as find a way to make
the oddest of scraps useable and beautiful!
Do you feel a need
to serve someone in your
feel you can reach very far from within your
own walls? THINK AGAIN!
us in this wonderful cause and find out how
fulfilling a bit
giving of yourself can be. Even to someone you
do not know...someone you
meet. You can brighten up the world of a child
From foundation fabric or paper cut (48) 4 1/2"X
10 1/2" rectangles.
(I used an old sheet..if you use paper, you will
have to remove the
pieces before quilting. Old phone books
work great, and the paper tears off
From the scraps: Cut
larger scraps into random width strips from approx 1" to 2" wide.
fabric: Cut (48) 4 7/8" squares. Cut these
corner to corner for a total of (96) 1/2 square triangles.
Construction for each block:
one piece of scrap fabric on top of the foundation somewhere near the
center with right side up.Place another strip on
of the first one, so that right sides are
together. (wrong side up). Stitch
edge of these strips with 1/4"
seam....trim excess. Fold top strip out and
Continue to add strips
in this manner until
is completely covered.After all foundations are
trim them all to foundation size
(4-1/2"X10-1/2"), using your
cutter and ruler to slice off the excess.
From a plain piece
of scrap paper,
square. Cut this on the diagonal
from corner to corner giving you two
Tape one of these triangles to the
underneath side of your ruler as
shown. This is your corner trimming guide!
Line up your ruler as
the corner of your paper triangle on your ruler
to the corner of your
rectangles. Trim all 4 corners off of your
Sew a background
triangle to each
strip pieced unit to create one quarter-
(If you are using paper foundations, now is a
to remove the papers....)
Sew the quarter
blocks into X blocks
them as shown. This lap quilt is made with 12
across by 4 down.
Add borders! I cut
quilt will finish about 50" X 64" Perfect
size for a child to love
to hold....of course, you can make the quilt
anysize you want by simply making
blocks! Watch those scraps disappear and turn
beautiful before your eyes! Quilt or tie and bind as desired.
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