String of Beads 11, 12

Love String of Beads.

The original design was popular in the 1930s, when there was no fusible webbing and was all done by hand. Now the beads can be cut from fabric which has fusible webbing attached, ironed onto the background and easily machine stitched.

The designs would also make a great quilting motifs for both hand and machine quilters.

Speaking of hand quilting, what sort of needles do you use?

Jinny Beyer tells us what she uses.

I love the second design.

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2 Responses to String of Beads 11, 12

  1. cindythequilter says:

    I use a size 11 between for quilting. Have not heard of the Signature Collection that Ginny uses but will have to try them. I need to do a string of beads pattern that would fit on blocks that I can then stitch together after applique with only a few beads to be added where the seams join.


    • Cindy,

      I have quite a stash of needles, but I am going to check that I have some, though probably easier to just buy some!

      Making up String of Beads is easy using fusibles, and there is still a choice of hand or machine to stitch them down.

      Judy B


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