Monday, May 9, 2011

String Piecing

In June I'll be doing a demo involving string piecing, so I need some new samples.  I decided to work on what will be a table runner.  I rounded up scraps in a fall color scheme and got out a phone book!  That's right;  because we have a business account, we get six phone books every time they are published.  A while back it dawned on me that the weight of phone book pages would be ideal for foundation piecing.  Today was the day to give it a try. 
Here's the fabric selection, phone book, and a dozen 7" squares.
Here are the blocks part-way along.
The piecing is done and the trimming has begun.  After starting with 7" paper squares, I am trimming the blocks to 6 1/2" so the finished size will be 6".  The runner will be 2 blocks wide and 6 blocks long.  I'll probably add a narrow border to make it look a bit more finished.  More soon....


Sally Hamilton said...

Genius! I love re-purposing.

True Blue Nana said...

You need to show me how to do this. I done strip piecing but never with a phone book!!!