The black and white, etc. string thingy is officially a flimsy — and I want to squeal like a little girl!
Seriously, it makes me happy-happy-happy.
Save those old phone books, string thingers. They come in handy. Yes, you could string piece without a foundation just as well, but I like the stability and size/position guide that string piecing on paper provides. Phone book paper is lightweight and not difficult to remove; it's like tearing out a check.
For more details on the process, skip back one post.
This ended up to be about 45 x 53 inches. I added a one-inch stop border and a five-inch outer border (cut 1.5 and 5.5).
On my trip to JoAnn for batting yesterday, I happened to "spot" a perfect backing fabric.
And just for the Thrill of It...the funky sound Robert Randolph gets out of a pedal steel guitar is incredible. Have yourself a happy dance!