First, a bag of scraps. These scraps are tiny, using about 2 inches by 6 inches or even smaller. Called strings, these get sewn on the diagonal on a foundation piece of muslin or sheeting cut in squares slightly larger than the final square size. One the foundation piece is completely covered, I square it up.
Notice that this bag of scraps is almost full. Well, it was that way before I started my projects and it seems that I really did not make much of dent into the pile. So more string projects are on the horizon sometime in the future. I've got to get these used up, but I am afraid I create more scraps with each project than what I use. Confess up, other sewers, isn't that the truth?
The table runner is made mostly of assorted blue and pink strings. The outside binding and strips were from a larger piece of pink left from another project.