String Quilting Tips
Strings needn't be straight strips of fabric; cut some with angled edges to create variety. Strings needn't be straight strips of fabric; cut some with angled edges to create variety.
Don't worry about fabric grain placement, because the strings are permanently stabilized by the foundation.
Forget about trying to match fabrics. String quilts are charming when assembled from a wide assortment of colors and fabric styles.
Choose quilting fabrics in many color values.
Strings can be any width, and for the most interesting results, their widths should differ. Try cutting strips that are 1 1/4″ to 2 1/2″ wide for 8″ or larger blocks. Cut narrower widths for smaller blocks and miniatures.