An old-time technique for using up little bits of fabric gets an all-new twist! Perfect for quilters who can't bear to throw out their scraps, the string-piecing shortcuts and fresh new ideas in this book stretch the method way beyond its traditional uses. Plus, there's no need for a foundation! Sixteen eye-catching designs range from quilts for kids' rooms to intriguing throws and beautiful bed quilts. Simply sew "strings" of fabric together, and then cut from the patchwork fabric to make finished blocks. Get intricate-looking results with this cinch of a technique-achieve great results at any skill level.