Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Jane's comments here and there...oops again...

61 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tute and the chance to win!

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  2. What a cute pot holder I think I will have to try this with my left overs! And the quilt...so fun!

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  3. Just love scrap blocks - works with all fabrics - those uglies you just don't know what to do with. Bindings just take practic just like anything else. Thank you Jane for being a guest today and sharing your potholder demo. Please do not put my name in the draw - oh, my I have enough scraps.

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  4. Oh, how I love your enthusiasm! I wasn't sure at first Jane, to be honest, but that pot holder came out just darling. I should have trusted you. ;) Would love some of your scraps to give this a go!

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  5. Hey Jane: Good post. Isn't it great that no matter how you slice and dice the string blocks, they look so great together? I waste time worrying about color placement, but, really, scrappy is best. However, please, no more scraps; my studio overfloweth! -- michele

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  6. Oh myyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!, I'm just making some pot holders a little bit similar to yours, but they're different... among things I don't use paper, I use pellon, and I don't remove it, I promise I'll give it a try, it's really interesting!!!!
    Now, for the other part... I'm going to make smoke signals to all, because scraps the magic word for me, yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, I love them <3, wish they're alllllll mine!!!!

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  7. I'd love to win some of your scraps!

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  8. Love your scrappy pot holder tutorial!! Love scrappy! I must make some for gifts. I think my grandkids would love to make some. Thank you for guest posting today!

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  9. I love those!! I need to make some. I love your technique! I would love to win some of your scraps!

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  10. Great tutorial! Placemats. How about placemats using this technique? I think I just might...

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  11. hello

    merci pour ce tutoriel ! c'est une excellente idée!!!

    qui fait un très joli rendu fini

    j'aime beaucoup beaucoup ........

    amitiés de Régina

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  12. I love it ... I always wondered how you dealt with the paper.....
    Hugz

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  13. Excellent tutorial Jane. Amazing how fun string quilts are and how they always look great. Definitely a fun way to use up scraps.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  14. This is so making me want to play with my scraps!

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  15. Thanks Jane, a lovely tutorial. It occurred to me, if you stitched the two strips either side of the middle and then pressed, you would halve the number of visits to the iron? (my ironing board is in a different room to the sewing machine, so I do anything to cut the trips!!!)

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  16. Posted a comment on your blog too,loved the idea,& a chance to win scraps!!

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  17. Lovely quilt! I love scraps too and can never throw them away. When they get too small for sewing, I use them as plant ties in the garden! Please count me in!

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  18. Good Morning and it is early...maybe way too early..but I read pot holder and then saw the last photo...and I am thinking you have very large pots to put on your pot holders lol. Where do you put pots that big...
    Alrighty Jane, this is one great post and now that I have a decent amt of scraps I could make one-smaller...maybe for my 6 ft island ...

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  19. This is fabulous Jane! And some really great advice in there - especially giving the block a little tug so the paper pops off!

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  20. Thanks for the tut, may just make one of these now.

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  21. Thanks for the tutorial!!!
    Hugs from Brasil!!!

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  22. Great tutorial--Thanks for sharing! I'm still trying to accumulate enough strings to try a string quilt--thanks for the chance to win some!

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  23. Thanks for the chance to win your scraps. Strings rule!!

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  24. What a fun tutorial. thanks for the chance to win your scraps!!!!!

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  25. I just love string things!! They are so cute!!

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  26. I too like using computer paper to piece. All things scrappy are good. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. It was a pleasure to read your post! And thank you for the lovely tutorial!! My daughter was reading w/ me and she wants to give this a try w/ me! thanks!

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  28. I am known as the Scrap Queen of the small quilt group I belong to. This is a great giveaway. I love anything made using the String Quilt method.

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  29. Wonderful post Jane! I have string quilt that I work on when I am fidgety and can't pay attention to a difficult design.

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  30. I would love someone else's scraps for a change. I'm getting bored with mine.

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  31. Very cool blocks! I just might have to give it a go. Thanks for this tutorial!!

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  32. I'm with you, Jane! I love scraps, and I enjoy making string blocks for projects! One thing I do differently, and I guess you could say it's a green thing: you know that big ole phone book that you get new every year? Well, the pages are perfect for string piecing - cut to the size you want, and they tear super easy!!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. I love using scraps and making string blocks. It always amazes me how fabrics play together so nicely when there are a lot of them used in small quantities.

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  34. Thank you so much for the giveaway...I've been wanting to do a potholder for a while now. I'm a new quilter and I'm still "scared" to try something different. You made this sound really fun and easy! Amy

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  35. Fun! Thanks for a great tut!
    xx, shell

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  36. Wonderful tutorial, Jane - thanks for the opportunity - I am collecting scraps to help out a new quilter in my group - Can you imagine not having any stash? this gal needs help. Judy C

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  37. Thanks Jane for the tutorial. A scrap string quilt is on my never ending 'to do' list.

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  38. To be honest I was afraid to come over here...HA!!! Pitfall #1 will explain it. What a fun tutorial and potholder. I will have to do one of these....

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  39. I have been making blocks similarly for a Quilting Bee. It was my first time really doing things with my scraps. I used to throw them out and then I started collecting them into large baggies with the idea of using them for doll stuffing. I think this is alot more useful though! Keep up the ideas!

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  40. Thanks for a great tutorial!
    This looks a super way to use up scraps

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  41. Such a cute potholder. This was a great tutorial. I have been wanting to make a scrap quilt for a while but haven't found one pattern that would work with the scraps I have. I think the string piecing would be great.

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  42. You have reminded me of how much I love string projects. Time to get working on some new ones...and your strings would help. THANKS!

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  43. What a cute bunch of colourful fabric scraps. If only my stash of scraps was so good.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

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  44. An even better paper to use is a sandwich paper they sell at Sam's that comes in a box that pops up like kleenex. Used to wrap sandwiches or line combo baskets at deli's. Very fine for paper piecing and will go through your printer with some trimming if you need to print a pattern. Great idea for a pot holder and string quilt.

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  45. Thanks for the great tutorial and the fun reading it!

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  46. Thanks for a great tutorial! That potholder is beautiful!!!

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  47. Jane,
    I love your honesty!! I a;ways feel that everyone on the quilt blogs are these perfect quilters and I'm so far behind the learning curve but your post makes me feel so much better!! I'm getting better with my binding but not until I've read and reread many tutorials on different ways to sew good bindings. Plus, I don't machine quilt much either. I'm learning but I do much better with hand quilting. Love the string quilt idea and I'm ready to make one!!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  48. Jane I think you're brilliant! Foundation piecing without a foundation - genius! I have added "string quilt" to my ever growing "to make" list because I love the look of yours so much and I never realized how easy they are to make! Thanks for the great post! xo, Nan

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  49. I love making string blocks they're so easy and can become striking quilts.

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  50. Love the potholder. Now I've got a good idea for last-minute Christmas gifts. Thanks for the tutorial. You make it look real simple.

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  51. Would LOVE to win the scraps! Thanks for the great tutorial and giveaway!

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  52. Great tutorial!! Now I think I will attempt to use some of my bags and bags of scraps. Thank you

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  53. I just donated 4 string quilts to our local Cancer Society. I love your potholder idea, need some new ones here. Thanks for your tutorial today and I would love some new scraps.

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  54. I just donated 4 string quilts to our local Cancer Society. I love your potholder idea, need some new ones here. Thanks for your tutorial today and I would love some new scraps.

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  55. Great idea for scraps. Super simple. Thanks and thanks for the scrap give away. What fun that would be to win!

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  56. Nice bright scraps! I've always wanted to make one of these, and those would definitely help. Thank you.

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  57. I love seeing string blocks like that but I have yet to try it... maybe because I hand sew and I think it will take too long LOL!

    caitlindevlin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  58. I just love string things, made two quilts and several potholders. Perfect way to use scraps

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  59. Loved the post holder. Would love to incorporate your scraps with mine. Makes a whole new colour pallet.
    Marge

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  60. I love the pot holder and tut.

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