String Along

String Along

Work with free-form strips and strings, even crazy patching in some areas, to create designs that can range from simple to very complex, with controlled or completely free strings. The technique is also useful for parts of blocks, and makes textured borders that frame and enhance any quilt. More complicated patterns, such as the eight-pointed star, can have string sections, set in plain backgrounds. Or backgrounds can be “strung” for both piecing and appliqué. Try it!


Up to 3 yards fabric. These can be scraps, prints, solids, a run of hand-dyed fabric, silks, fat quarters - whatever you can grab!
1/2 yard of one fabric for borders, also to use in body of quilt.

Usual sewing supplies to include pencil, ruler.
Sewing machine, extension cord.
Rotary cutter-mat-ruler if desired

Foundation material will be supplied

Material fee: $2