Wednesday, September 7, 2011

String Qutiling - Giveaway


 Here's your chance to use up all of those scraps you have been saving up over the years!


In quilting terms, "strings" are merely long and narrow fabric strips. This book will show you how much fun it can be to sew your strings together to create beautiful patterns for every room in your home. You can choose to cut your strings straight and neat, or go for the scrappy look and cut your strings at an angle. There are so many different ways the projects can turn out! Patterns are included for wall quilts, bed quilts, runners and more! Includes 9 exciting projects, 7 can be made by a beginner!

If you would like to add String Quilting Today to your own quilting library head on over to Clotilde and pick on up today.   This book is also available as a PDF!

Connie Ewbank designed all the projects in the book.  She is a former quilt shop owner and currently teaches quilting for local guilds.  She also teaches local and regional meeting of the Embroiderers' Guild of America and the American Needlepoint Guild and is a Gulf States Quilting Association circuit teacher. 

Nancy has sent me one copy of this awesome book to give away to you, my lucky readers.  To enter just leave me a comment on this post.  Please tell me about any string quilts you might have made in the past. 

I will draw one lucky winner using the Random Number Generator and announce them here on Wednesday, September 14, 2011!

Only blogger comments count as this is posted to Facebook also.   If you are new to my blog and sign up as a follower on the right hand side then you may enter twice. Just leave a separate comment for each. Please only new followers.  Anyone that is not a new follower of my blog and signing up twice will be disqualified.
 



Until next time,

114 comments:

  1. I am in the process of making my first string quilt. I am making it out of men's shirts. I have enough shirts to make a couple more so this book would be great for different pattern variations or the blocks.

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  2. New quilter here who needs all the help she can get, would love to win this book! Thanks, and stay blessed!

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  3. I went to Amazon to see if they have a "take a look inside" feature and they did. It looks awesome! Thank you for a chance to win.

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  4. I've started a scrappy string quilt and a string Christmas tree skirt. Thanks for the chance.

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  5. I have seen a lot of fun pieces done with thin strips and thought I might try it. I like the idea of using the method to make christmas ornies or rag animals too.

    Debbie

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  6. I haven't made any string quilts as I'm pretty new to quilting in general, but this looks like a great book to learn from!

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  7. this style can be so much fun - look at what Gwen marston has done with strips, for example. Would love a chance to have this book - thanks for the post

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  8. I've never made a string quilt, but the pictures you posted from the book give me some ideas. I like the circles. Kathie L in Allentown

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  9. I love string quilts and would love to win so I could try some new designs......
    I"m only signing up once since I am already a follower but wanted you to know I enjoy your blog.

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  10. I've never made my own string blocks, but have used some made by a quilt/blogfriend in some gorgeous quilts! Someday I'll make my own - maybe this is just what I need to get inspired!

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  11. I'd love to make a string quilt from all my scraps!
    Thanks from an 'old' follower!!!

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  12. Love string projects. I'm currently quilting a massive double queen scrappy string quilt right now. Hope to have it done before it gets cold up here. Adore the diamond star you have featured above.

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  13. I have never made a string quilt but am definately an expert at collecting scraps!

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  14. This looks like an awesome book and just what I need. I've not made a string quilt, but having been saving my scraps to do just that. Thank you for an awesome giveaway!

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  15. LOVE THE LITTLE TABLE RUNNER YOU PICTURE;I'VE MADE ONE SIMILAR-LOVE STRING PROJECTS TOO!
    THANKS FOR SHARING A WONDERFUL BOOK!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  16. I'm your newest follower #667

    Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book!

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  17. Chance #2!! Nope, never tried this method! Sounds and looks fun thank you for the chances!

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  18. I haven't made a string quilt yet, this looks like a wonderful book to learn from!

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  19. I made one mug rug - I loved making it but cringed a bit on the pieces I cut away to square it off - I am really a hoarder!! Would love to make more, though!

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  20. Strings remind me of log cabins. Surprisingly, I have not done even a block of log cabins in my fifteen odd years of quilting.

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  21. Being a new quilter I havn't made any string quilts before.. I would love to learn how and give it a shot though, they look lovely!

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  22. Anything that will help me with the piles of scraps would be a good thing! Thanks.

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  23. Just started quilting a year ago and my scrap collection is almost to the point that I can start making quilts from it, I'd love to learn how to make some string blocks. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  24. i'm new to quilting so haven't made any! That's why it would be great to win this book ;)

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  25. I'm a new follower! Say hello to 668
    xx

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  26. I have a string quilt WIP somewhere in a bag...under my sewing table I think. I am just so easily distracted - SQUIRREL!!!!

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  27. I haven´t made a string quilt yet but the book looks wonderful!

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  28. I love string quilts, and am always looking for new pattern ideas! What an exciting subject for a quilt book!

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  29. Hi Charlie. Those quilts look great! I haven't made a string quilt yet, but that book would be very inspirational, and I certainly have plenty of fabric scraps waiting to be used. :)
    I have been a follower for quite a while now. Thanks for the chance to win this book. Sandy. :)

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  30. I haven't made any string quilts yet but am always willing to try something new. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway.

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  31. I once took a short string quilt-as-you-go class and never ended up finishing the quilt. The finished blocks, though, were put to use as floor coverings and blankets for many, many dolls. Now that I'm back to quilting (the kids grew up and moved away), I should gather those blocks and make a quilt. I'm sure my daughter would love it for the memories alone.

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  32. I've tried a few string blocks...but nothing so bold as a whole finished piece...would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

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  33. I have never made a string quilt, but would love to try.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  34. I'm just learning to make string blocks now:)

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  35. I have made a few string quilts mainly for charities. They are a great way to use up scraps and bring a feast of colours and patterns into your quilts. Thanks for the great giveaway. I would love to add that book to my quilt library.

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  36. I enjoy string quilting, looks like a great book!

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  37. I have never made a string quilt but would love to try. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  38. I've made one string quilt using general directions from blogs. Most the "strings" I cut from scraps, and used my mother's oldie goldie scraps. I tried quilt as you go (unsuccessfully). However, it was fun and would like to try another one using my lessons learned. It would be great to have actual directions from a book. Thanks for the chance. I already follow your blog, so this is my one comment.

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  39. I've never made a string quilt, I'm a newbie. I've only heard of them. Thanks for defining the term! ;)

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  40. I made a string block for someone else in a bee. It was not my fav...probably because I was worried about messing it up.

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  41. The first quilt I ever made was a little brightly-colored diagonal block string quilt with black sashing. It's on my dresser now, where the cat sleeps.

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  42. This would be perfect for helping me de-stash. I not only have my own scraps, I hoard other quilters' unwanted scraps. Nothing is more fun than working with other people's scraps!

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  43. I am a new quilter and would love this book! thanks!

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  44. I have seen some awesome string quilts recently. I can't wait for the new quilt a long to start.
    IT is super that you are starting us off with the first block

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  45. Thanks for the chance to win this book. I would love to try making a string quilt.

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  46. New Follower of the blog!! This sounds like fun and a great way to use up my little scraps!

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  47. Looks like a great book. I've not made a string quilt.

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  48. I haven't made anything string yet but I love the looks you can get!

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  49. I am a new follower to the blog but I have been getting emails for awhile... your choice whether to include this entry or not :)

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  50. I am a beginner and haven't tried string quilting yet. I'd love to have this book!
    Thanks for the chance :D

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  51. love using strings and some new project ideas would be great. thanks for the chance

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  52. I've never made a string quilt, but I've only made 5-6 quilts, so that's probably why! HA-HA!! And I'm already a follower, so can't enter a 2nd comment.

    Looks like an awesome book, so thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  53. I haven't made a string quilt - yet! I have collected a huge box of "strings," however. This book would be just the inspiration I need.

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  54. What a great looking book. I've admired string quilts for awhile now, especially those done on the diagonal. The picture you posted with the strings inside the circles is super cute too though. I haven't made any yet as I'm still a new quilter. I am just now in my first quilting class after learning online from all you awesome bloggers for the past year. I finally found a place nearby to take classes from that worked for me. I'd love to have this book to do a string quilt in the next year. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  55. I love string quilts of all kinds. Great way to use every scrap. Look forward to reading the new book.

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  56. This book looks like the catalyst I need to use my strings on some new projects ... so far I'm made a couple of scrappy pioneers & I am ready for some new ideas. thanks!

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  57. Thanks for the chance to win :)...
    I would love to try making a string quilt. Interesting!

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  58. I would love to make a string quilt, I have never done one before!

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  59. I haven't made a string quilt yet, but I have some strings ready to go. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  60. I am currently working on a string quilt that I call my colours quilt but which will eventually be "not everything is black and white" Thanks for a chance to win the book.

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  61. I have made no string quilts, but this book would be great inspiration.

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  62. Looks great and I`m playing with string blocks,are called Almazuelas,(have a look in my blog if you can),is a typical spaniard block that looks like a log cabin and is handsewing.Amazing!!

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  63. What a great giveaway. I really enjoy string blocks and have made a few to use up lots of my stash. A couple of the grand-daughters were happy to receive one each!

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  64. I made a cool string quilt for a friend to take to the Dominican Republic for a little boy there. It was navy, white, and a dash of bright red. He loved it.

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  65. I have made a couple of string quilts, still bags of scraps to use up.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  66. I love string quilts! I just finished one I'm donating to charity. I have 12 bins filled with strings, my avatar is even a string quilt.

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  67. I've been saving my strings but don't have enough for a quilt yet. Maybe I should start with a smaller project. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  68. Yes, always wanted to make a string quilt. count me in!

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  69. I'm slowly making string blocks with black centers for my bed. I've also made some string blocks for QOV. I LOVE the red and green star quilt.

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  70. Gosh, I love string quilts! I have made several tote bags using strings. Thanks for highlighting this book!

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  71. So glad I am not too late to try to win this book. I can't wait to make a string quilt.

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  72. I would love to make a string quilt! I am a newbie to quilting & am working on my first quilt. So it may be a little while till I have a enough scraps to make one... :) Thanks for a chance to win this awesome book!

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  73. I'm a new follower of your blog via GFC! :)

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  74. I love string quilts! I just finished a spiderweb quilt a few months ago that I absolutely love...blues and greens, not the colors I normally choose at all. I'd love to win, but one way or another this book will be added to my library, as is every other string quilt book I've ever seen.

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  75. This book would be right up my street. I normally make my quilt tops from recycled fabrics. I have only made one string quilt which I was very happy with.

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  76. Wow I have a second chance cos I have just signed up as a follower to your blog. Many thanks for the chance.

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  77. I am always looking for ways to use up scraps. This book looks great!

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  78. ...and I am your brand new follower!

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  79. This book looks absolutely great!!!

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  80. I'm starting to do patchwork and quilting. The book will come useful! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  81. I haven't tried string quilting, but definitely will if I'm lucky enough to win this book! Thanks for the nice giveaway!

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  82. Thrilled Ive found your blog again. Id stumbled on it previously and meant to reread the method for your cut out circles on the xmas quiltalong. But then managed to blog hop AWAY from yours and then couldnt recall where Id seen the post! <<brainless of me.....yes............
    But your here! and Ive reread the circles, got my head around (lol) it and bonus............can enter a giveaway to boot!
    Am following so I dont lose you again!

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  83. I really would love to make a string quilt - they look gorgeous! Thanks for the chance!

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  84. I am your newest follower!!! I just started quilting and would love some fun ideas!!!

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  85. I have never made a string quilt, I've always wanted to though. Even started saving paper for it:) This book should give me the inspiration I need.

    heather.mentzer at gmail dot com

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  86. Oh my gosh, these quilts are beautiful! I have so many scraps I would love to use, and these quilts would do nicely :)
    jwitt33 at live dot com

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  87. I am new follower #680!! Thanks for another chance to win :)
    jwitt33 at live dot com

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  88. I have a few string blocks but no quilt yet
    I like the table runner you show and that may be my first string project

    thanks

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  89. this is my first visit to your blog and now I am a follower #681 sent by craft gossip

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  90. I have never made a string quilt, but maybe this would inspire me to try! thanks

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  91. I have never heard of "string Quilting" before but I am always for adding to my repetoire. Do hope I can win the book.

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  92. I've never made a string quilt but I have one that my great-grandmother made. What a great way to use all those little strips and bits of leftover fabric!

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  93. Hi,I am anew follower, and so glad to have found your blog.
    cheers
    maggie maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  94. I would to win this string quilting book. Thanks for the chance.
    maggie maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  95. My one and only string quilt was a Halloween table topper that my grandson quickly claimed for his own. It wasn't as hard as I imagined it would be and I'd love to try more patterns. Thanks for the chance!

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  96. I'm new to quilting and had never heard of "strings" before. Looks like something I'd like to try.

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  97. I have never made a string quilt, but this looks like fun and the book would be great for ideas and advice. Thanks.

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  98. I've made a string table runner but no quilt yet. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  99. I haven't made a quilt yet. I have friends who make them and are going to teach me how! I can't wait!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  100. I now follow you on Google Friends Connect as Carolsue
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  101. I used to think, "Oh, well, they're just simple strings -- no challenge, there." The photos from this book appear to refute that statement. The controlled use of color -- Lord knows. I have enough scraps and fabrics to pull color families together -- opens up lots of new possibilities beyond 1930s-style scrappy designs. Look forward to reading this.

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  102. I have been saving all my left over strips from various quilts in a box. This book would give me an idea of what I could make with them. Thanks.

    lsandes@comcast.net

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  103. I have been sewing for 40 years and I have amassed such a stash of fabric pieces that would be great for a string quilt. This book would be well used if it were to come my way.

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  104. I have not made a string quilt yet, but would love to.

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  105. I am a new follower!

    www.sewdivertimento.blogspot.com

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  106. I have not made any string quilts yet, but I would like to!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  107. I haven't made a string quilt (still working on my first, a sampler) but I'm really drawn to string types.

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