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    Anybody tried kitchen paper? Not sure if that's it's name in the US. Comes on a roll. Would it work do you think?

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    Having thought about it - it would probably tear easily but probably not firm enough to hold the fabric

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    I just winged it with mine. I like the offset stripes. I used different widths of fabric too. String Quilt-37.-scrap-strip-quilt-carl-feb.-2014-640x425-.jpg
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    I've made a couple of string quilts using muslin instead of foundation papers. I happened to come into about 10 yards of it for free so I thought I would give it a try. It also helped to used up a lot of scraps.
    It worked quite well, no need to tear away papers, although the top was thicker than usual. I used an extra thin batting to make up for the extra thickness in the top.
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    Wow you guys are awesome, I'm goin for it. I got the papers that Jeni used and I bought a honey bun in white so all my centers match. I think I can wing the whole thing except for the white strip so I'll give it a little crease with an iron before I start. Love the idea of pinning up several middles before I start so I can get that out of the way. My stepdaughter recently inherited about 7 Storage tubs of scrap fabric and I'm going to take advantage of her offer to "help myself". I'll post a picture when I get a little way into it.
    Thanks to all of you for helping out a beginner.
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    Your white lines look pretty good to me, hope mine turns out that good.

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    I checked out the filminthefridge tutorial. That's exactly what I'm shooting for, love all the color and random strips but then the white strip kind of tames it down and helps your eye focus. I'm going to finish just the way she did with just binding, no borders. Thanks for the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Becky from Texas View Post
    I checked out the filminthefridge tutorial. That's exactly what I'm shooting for, love all the color and random strips but then the white strip kind of tames it down and helps your eye focus. I'm going to finish just the way she did with just binding, no borders. Thanks for the link.

    Your welcome I love that blog, she is a very scrappy quilter. lol Here is her version of a bento box that looks nothing like the orginal FITF: echino quarter square quilt blocks | Film in the Fridge

    Traditional Sewing & Quilt Gallery: Strip-Pieced Bento Box Quilt Pattern

    Very fun isn't it?!



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    My opinion: You should not have to worry about the exact placement of the white strips. Instead, you will want to be very careful and precise about how you cut and trim the blocks after they're sewn. Use a ruler with a diagonal line, and place that diagonal line in the center of the white strip, then square the block. If you're careful to be accurate, the strips will match.

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    I haven't made the Bento Box quilt but it's on the list I particularly like it on point.

    String Quilt-bento-box-quilt-katie-jump-rope-patchwork%5B1%5D.jpg

    Would that make it more difficult to bring together. Any suggestions? Thanks peeps
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