First and foremost I need to tell you a secret. I am not good at sewing. At all. It's just not one of my creative strengths. I did however run across a fun and easy how-to on making a Rag Quilt. I am beyond proud of myself that I was able to conquer such a feat.
I am in the process of creating things to redecorate K Baby's room. That said, I wanted to make a fun quilt to match it. I am of course nowhere near done with any of the other projects in which I need to complete his room, but this was the first step in the right direction.
Now let me tell you... since I am not one that owns anything remotely close to quilting tools (I don't even know the names of things to list off), I just did this the old fashioned way. I was informed that this could take a few days to create but this only took me a few hours. On the other hand, I am certain that there is a much easier way to do this but, like I said, I just used what I had. If I can do this I know you can. You just have to own a sewing machine.
Here are a few of my steps (because I did it slightly different) and then the original how-to.
WHAT YOU NEED (the main items):
4 fabric choices measuring 1 yard each
2 yards of quilt batting
1- I used card-stock and cut out two squares. One square measuring 8'' and one measuring 7''. I ended up having to go back and make the 7'' square 6'', so take note of that. In the end you will have an 8'' and a 6'' square.
2- I ironed my fabric and then laid the first fabric down (folded in half) and traced my 8'' card-stock square onto the fabric. I made 8 squares and cut them out. I proceeded to complete this step for each fabric.
3-4 Because the fabric was folded in half I ended up with 64 squares of fabric (16 of each fabric selection).
5- I then took my 6" card-stock square and traced 32 squares onto my batting using a sharpie.
6- I then cut out my 6" batting squares.
7- All in all, I had 64 8" squares of fabric and 32 6"squares of batting.
8- I then took it over to the sewing machine and put the pieces together. I placed a 6" square of batting between 2 pieces of 8" of fabric. *Make sure that the outside of the fabric squares are facing opposite of one another.
9- Place diagonally on the sewing machine and begin to sew from one corner to the other.
10- To find the rest of the instructions click HERE and begin with step #5.
Easy Peasy! I hope that you enjoy this post and that if you are "sewing challenged" like myself, that you are still able to understand the instructions and make one for yourself.
If you do make one, I would LOVE to see it!