The enduring beauty and practicality of the traditional quilt make it one of the most treasured of household items. Yet in these fast-paced, million-things-to-do days, most needleworkers are short on time or patience or both. Quilting with Strips and Strings is the perfect solution for needlecraft enthusiasts who have little time and less patience, or who just want to add a new dimension to their quilting skills. In this clearly presented manual, noted quilt designer Helen Whitson Rose offers complete instructions for making 46 patchwork quilts with strips and strings. This is undoubtedly the quickest and easiest way of turning leftover fabric into a handsome quilt that you and your family will enjoy for years to come. Many photographs, dozens of line illustrations, a metric conversion chart, and 32 full-size templates that you can trace make this collection accessible to even the novice quilter. Special sections include information on equipment, assembling strings on a base, making string material, quick cuts from strips, selecting and preparing fabrics, quilt-as-you-go, and creating a quilt with strip and string designs. The author covers the major techniques with clear diagrams accompanying each method. All construction can be done on a sewing machine or can be hand sewn if you prefer. Many intricate-looking designs are simplified so that attractive results can be achieved with a minimum of time and effort.