I have been enjoying looking through Pinterest and finding out what other people are doing. I saw a rag rug posted there that got the creative wheels turning. Here’s the thing. I really don’t like cutting little squares in order to sew everything back together again. But then I saw a post from Do it Yourself Divas and knew I had to try that one. Well, I knew I had to try something like that one.
Of course, I changed it up a bit. Here’s what I did:
- I did not use batting.
- I cut the strips all different sizes, but made sure to cut double layers so that I would have two of each size.
- I pinned the two sizes together right after cutting, so I would have to waste time searching for the matching strip. (I mean, seriously. How much time to I waste with every project just looking for what I laid down?)
- I made blocks of strips so that the strips weren’t all going the same way. (I liked the change up)
- I made sure to clean out my washing machine after washing this quilt. There are so many loose threads that could mes up the machine if I didn’t.
Most of the fabric in this quilt was leftover from different projects, so it was good to use up the scraps. I did purchase a couple of the fabrics, so I would be able to add some color. I love how it turned out, and I think it made a nice gift.
I really want to encourage you to just dive in and try it if this kind of craft appeals to you! Don’t worry about perfection. Have fun. Enjoy. De-stress.
It’s a wonderful thing!