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Instruction Sheets

Half Square Strings

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Half Square Strings

Betty’s baby quilt

Ava's baby quilt 001

8 Responses to “Half Square Strings”

  • Olga:

    Thank you for all the patterns.

  • mary lou vogt:

    I’m going to be a Great Grandma to a baby boy and would love to make this quilt

  • Wow, Mary! I came back to poke around your site, and belatedly found all of the quilt instructions! After lots of fun “shopping” for my next string quilt, I am happily beginning a full-sized half strings quilt. Thanks for this terrific website!

  • Gail:

    Thanks so much for all the lovely patterns..being a newbie some of these are just what I need…

  • Denise Marcum:

    Thank you so much. I appreciate the time and effort you put into this. I will share the pattern with my quilting group that makes lap sized quilts for chemo patients here in Spokane, Washington.

  • I love this pattern and the bright beautiful colors.

  • Laurie Wood:

    As a new quilter I’m anxious to make quick but beautiful quilts. Finding your website was that best thing that’s happened in my quilting “career”. Your ideas are inspirational and instructions easy to understand. I can’t want to make many for charity as well as for my family.

  • Pat:

    I love this site of all the HeartStrings quilts. I am going to try and make this one, I have made many of the whole HS quilts and love doing it. Hope I can make this one as nice as yours. we sometimes call them Sew & Flip Quilts. thank you very much for sharing your quilts.