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Braid block is about 5.5" x 17". No pattern... just strips 2" wide.... and varying from 5-6" long.--this would be a great way to use up paper scraps!!!!

Cool technique for scrappy string quilt blocks Karen Griska Quilts: Variable Fan for Cheryl

from The Happy Housewife™ :: Home Management

Microwaveable Heating Pad: Homemade Christmas Gifts

These easy-sew heating pads can be made in less than an hour, and they make great gifts. 100 Days of Homemade Christmas Gifts at The Happy Housewife

strip quilted herringbone - I like that the blocks are rectangular

Broken Herringbone quilt block tutorial - lovely! Excellent tutorial.

Great use of strips and scraps! What a beautiful table runner.

from The Polka Dot Chair

45 Beginner Quilt Patterns and Tutorials

45 Quilt Patterns perfect for a beginning quilter- most of them are free!