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Amish Stripes and Strings

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Amish Strips and Strings


A more recent version made with leftover strips from another quilt.

And here’s the finished quilt.


18 Responses to “Amish Stripes and Strings”

  • Marcy G.:

    Just came across your website. I love it! Thank you for all the wonderful patterns. There is still hope I will be able to use up my scraps. More importantly, I’m going to share a string quilt pattern with my quilt group. We have several new ladies and thought it would be fun to do a group project for our next quilt to be donated. Not only is the pattern user-friendly but I will suggest we tie it. Thank you again! Marrcy

  • Diana Burris:

    Thank you for the free quilt patterns!! They are greatly appreciated. I just hope my quilts turn out something like yours, they’re so crisp and neat!

  • judy a baker:

    I love the one at top of page would like to make one could you tell me how to do it or give me its name thank you very much

  • cheryl:

    Thanks so much for all the wonderful quilt patterns, and free too, I will always come back here over and over. I cant thank you enough… My new BFF. 🙂

  • Linda:

    This is one of my favorite web pages to visit. I get much inspiration from these quilts and have made a few of them. Thanks for sharing.

  • jiyoung lee:

    This is a beautiful quilt.

  • Robert:

    Beautiful. Stunning !
    I like them both but I really love the juicy, bold colors on the lower one. It looks very modern.

  • Deborah Russell:

    I just happened on your site while looking for Nine-Patch twist. WOW!!! Thank you so much for sharing all of these wonderful patterns!! Can’t wait to start several of them.

  • lilian27:

    hermosa colcha estoy aprendiendo patchwork y es uns tecnica facinantes espero poder hacer cosas tan bellas como esta colcha

  • Vangie Wiseman:

    Just found your site, WOW love the pattern above. Thanks, what a great sire. will be back again.

  • krista:

    WOW!! i haven’t tried the patter but it looks amazing and i have heard so many geat things about it!! Thanks forr the grea website

  • Diane:

    This is a beautiful quilt. Thanks for including it in your free patterns! I can now start sorting through my material to start one like this.
    Thanks a bunch!

  • What a treasure your site is! Thank you SO much for it!!! I can’t wait to come back again and again to see and learn from you~WOW! You are amazing! Sandra Henderson

  • Erma Bryan:

    I’m looking for a pattern “Variable Star Amish Quilt”. It has a star in the center and 6 concentric borders around the star. Can you help me.

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