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25 Mar 2010 10:42 #44407

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Great idea Nancy....That's something I can handle. Thanks for the tip!

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24 Mar 2010 22:28 #44404

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shirlm wrote:
Would someone PLEASE tell me how to insert a digital .jpeg photo from my computer's Pictures Folder into a forum post??

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Hi Shirley,

As an alternative, you could download a .jpg photo to your TQS profile's personal photos and refer to it on the forum.
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23 Mar 2010 22:48 #44387

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I saw a quilt with a border made of string pieced blocks--it was such a pretty effect. Judy in Torrance
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22 Mar 2010 09:49 #44338

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Thanks Margo and CJ for the info. I am not registered with Flickr or Webshots, so I think I'll wait to see if the new forum is more user friendly. Hopefully it will be but if not, I'll get up to speed on how to use one of those online hosts.

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22 Mar 2010 07:00 #44335

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shirlm wrote:
Thanks for the interesting history lesson ladyrags. I actually got the idea from Bonnie's Quiltville website. The picture looks similar to mine except I made the 3 center blocks (four squares to a block) in shades of yellow which makes the center pop. The rest are mixed colors with a muslin strip across the center of each block. This makes a secondary design that I like alot. The triangle blocks against the edge are done in black.

If someone could kindly tell me how to insert a picture in my post, I'll post a pic of the quilt top.

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Shirley

Shirley, in order to post photos in this forum, your photos must be "hosted" (stored) on another web site like Webshots or Flicker. You just post the specific URL for a forum link in order to get them to show up here. I really hope that our new updated forum will be more user friendly for photos!


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20 Mar 2010 16:28 #44306

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CJ, what's the name of that panto pattern, and where did you get it from?

I don't have a longarm, but I may want to 'encourage' a longarmer to use it. :)

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20 Mar 2010 13:31 #44303

I think your pictures has to be hosted online somewhere already. Then, you simply copy and past the url where the image is stored, click on the "Img" button, paste the url, and click the "Img" button again.

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20 Mar 2010 10:40 #44299

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Would someone PLEASE tell me how to insert a digital .jpeg photo from my computer's Pictures Folder into a forum post??

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Bernina 440QE
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20 Mar 2010 08:53 #44297

Thanks everyone, I quilted mine on my longarm, not my sewing machine.

You don't actually need a foundation to do string quilts, they work just fine without it.

I very often use flannel sheets from LLBean for quilt backs. They're really nice, are sold separately (instead of buying a sheet set), and wash and wear on quilts beautifully. This is the back with the sheet I used:



I always prewash and dry the flannel sheets, hot water hot dryer. I don't prewash my quilt fabrics. When I'm finished, I wash the completed quilt, the prewashed flannel and the unwashed top come out just right.

I used Quilters Dream cotton, select weight.

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20 Mar 2010 07:41 #44294

Thanks for the answers and all the information. Bobbi
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19 Mar 2010 23:54 #44288

CJ that is the prettiest string quilt I have ever seen! I love your quilting design!
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14 Mar 2010 15:30 #44252

I am also finding these answers very interesting and can I give my thanks to you all also.

CJ is your quilt home machine quilted or longarm

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14 Mar 2010 11:57 #44246

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Thanks for the interesting history lesson ladyrags. I actually got the idea from Bonnie's Quiltville website. The picture looks similar to mine except I made the 3 center blocks (four squares to a block) in shades of yellow which makes the center pop. The rest are mixed colors with a muslin strip across the center of each block. This makes a secondary design that I like alot. The triangle blocks against the edge are done in black.

If someone could kindly tell me how to insert a picture in my post, I'll post a pic of the quilt top.

Thanks,
Shirley

Shreveport, Louisiana
Bernina 440QE
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14 Mar 2010 10:04 #44243

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STING QUILTS were the utility quilts of the 1800s. Left over fabric sewn kinda crazy quilt sew and flip on a think fabric or paper ( mostly left inside the quilt to disintergrate with washing.

The patterns used for the strings are eclectic... every quilter seems to have their own. Different regions seem to favor different patterns.

String Diamonds.... strings sewn on a square going in different directions... from diagonal to the center... then a standard color across the diagonal across the and the rest of the string sewn across the diagnonal. When you sew 4 blocks together you get a diamond formed as a secondary pattern.

[url]
http://www.angelfire.com/art3/elainesquiltyshop/A-05to06.html

Roman Stripes .... AN Amish pattern was also used....Made similar but with a solid block .... Strings from a corner inward with a solid triangle on the other half of the square.

In a true Amish Roman Stripe all the strings are the same size. In the string version all the strings are made from your stash of strings and are whatever color size you have.



http://www.quiltville.com/stringquiltingprimer.shtml

http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpatternsprojects/ss/string_piecing.htm


http://home.pmt.org/~awalter/stringgallery.html



http://www.filminthefridge.com/2009/04/27/a-string-quilt-block-tutorial-paper-pieced-method


The name of the patterns as shown on this web site I have heard called MILE A MINUTE and Gibblets and Gravy... in different parts of the country. You stat with and odd shape peice on your center and sew strings around it til you get the size fabric you need to make a square.


http://www.angelfire.com/art3/elainesquiltyshop/pastProjects.html


Gwen Marston wrote to academic tomes on the subject that is really good book on reference... she shows a lot of examples and expain the various techniques used. Look for LIBIRATED STRINGS and LIBIRATED STRINGS 2.

Now that I have made everything as clear as mud ... have fun quilting.
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