Garden Strings Tutorial

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Garden Strings Tutorial

Are you ready for another tutorial using the Strip Tube Ruler? I like fast and easy projects and this is one of them.

Don’t forget my Giveaway that is still going on for the Strip Tube Ruler sponsored by Quilting Lodge!

I have been having fun with the Strip Tube Ruler
and this is a 20 inch quilt or center piece made using old fabrics in my stash.

Vicki has these rulers in stock!


Garden Strings Tutorial

I looked and looked for different patterns using this ruler with something other than 2 1/2 inch strips and couldn’t find any. So I’ve been trying to come up with different things. I have lots of other ideas!

Garden Strings Tutorial

I cut 4 strips 1 1/2 wide for this project. Sew them into a strip.

Cut a 4 1/2 strip and sew it to your strips to make a tube.

Garden Strings Tutorial
Garden Strings Tutorial

I placed the ruler on the seam line – matching the 4 1/2 mark. Cut your blocks.

Garden Strings Tutorial

Sew together as shown. Each block measures 5 1/4 inch.

Garden Strings Tutorial

Here you can see 16 blocks sewn together for a 20 inch square.

Garden Strings Tutorial

I then added a little applique to add some color using my Sizzix Big Shot cutter.

Garden Strings Tutorial

I did a small meandering on my old Singer.

Garden Strings Tutorial
Garden Strings Tutorial

Looks pretty good on the table, of course the placemats don’t match 🙂

Garden Strings Tutorial
Garden Strings Tutorial

Here is a view of the back.

Garden Strings Tutorial

Do you see the little mini?? I was going to add it here but I think this post is long enough so tomorrow I’ll do one more Strip Tube Ruler post and show it plus the stack of things I didn’t get finished. I think this is a great ruler to add to anyone’s collection of tools.

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  1. Hillbilly Tonya says:

    This is so cute too!!!!

  2. This is the best art and craft designs.It look so impressive and art work.It look so beautiful.This is the best idea to share with us.

  3. jachmilli says:

    One wedding seems to blend into another and looking for alternative ideas can be a struggle.

    for the bride

  4. Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives says:

    Beautiful, Connie.

  5. The projects you have made with this ruler just keep getting better. I LOVE THIS QUILT! The applique really makes it a standout. Great quilting.

  6. Melissa Corry says:

    That is such a cool ruler 🙂 Love it 🙂

  7. Betty Lou says:

    Amazing how you can get such different looks with this ruler. Very versital and uses up some of those "older" fabrics.

  8. Denise :) says:

    Connie, I think this may be my favorite of the bunch so far!! I also am thinking that one way or another, this will definitely be a ruler I add to my collection!! 🙂

  9. Super little quilt, Connie. The applique sure adds a darling bit of bling. Thank you for a great tute!
    BTW… what is a Sizzix? Is it like a Go or Cricut??

  10. Connie – wow — this is so fast and easy – and beautiful ! Thanks for the tutorial ! I found you thru Angie's Applique Thursday !


  11. Love this pattern, thanks for sharing!

  12. ~ Julie ~ says:

    This is such a pretty quilt! And the mini would be so fun to hang on my wall! I think I'm going to have to add this one to my bucket list! 🙂

  13. Love your table topper and can't wait to try one. Love those flowers too. They add so much. thanks for the tute!

  14. ╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ says:

    Once again, a winner! You have a very creative mind, and the flowers just topped off the quilt. Like!

  15. That is one of the nicest little quilts I have seen!! They would make lovely presents. Hugs

  16. I am loving all that you are creating with this strip ruler. Thanks for sharing with us!!

  17. I love this! too cute and love the mini one, now I have a ruler like this but it's not called a tube ruler but I think I can do the same thing, the angle is the same so why not!?

  18. Cute, cute! Love the quilts and love your pics of the process. Very inspirational!