To make blocks the same size shown on page 1, you'll need:
- foundations for the number of blocks you choose to make
- two 6" squares for each string block, cut in half once diagonally for string triangle backings
- three squares (matching the measurement of your string blocks) for each alternate block: a front, a batting and a backing
- lots and lots of strings
Use How to Calculate Yardage to determine how much fabric you'll need for squares and foundations.
To Make Larger Quilt Blocks
If you like, change the size of your string pieced blocks -- I think they would make a nice impact as larger versions, since more strings would be visible, and not obscured by the rags.
- String piece onto larger foundations and cut larger string "parents" squares. (Try cutting 10" x 10" parent blocks.)
- Cut the parents in half diagonally and sew them together in the same way explained earlier in the pattern (backing them with triangles cut from squares that match the size of the parent blocks).
- Measure your assembled string blocks and cut the alternate square fronts, batting and backing to match the measurement.
- Sew the quilt together as explained earlier.