If you have some unused rugs you don’t want to throw away or you just want to have something cool in your home, this is the right thing for you. It takes some time to be done but it is worth the effort. Take look at this step by step tutorial and maybe try to make something like this for your home.
Step One. Cut your pieces. I cut mine to be 7 inches square. At this stage you don’t have to be particularly precise….you’ll see why later. An easy way to cut your squares is just by cutting some strips that are 7 inches wide (or whatever size you need) and then turning an edge over to make a triangle. Cutting along the edge of the triangle will give you a decent square.
Step Three: layer a piece of batting between 2 fabric squares and machine stitch a X across it.
So I solved the problem by cutting the squares fairly imprecisely (as mentioned in step one) and not worrying too much about keeping everything perfectly in place while stitching. Instead I just cut the finished square again with a rotary cutter and a 6 1/2 inch cardboard template. The result is nicely lined up and precise squares without having to stab myself in the eye out of sheer frustration.
Step Seven: Wash and dry the quilt to get the seams to fray nicely. It will take a few washes to get really frayed, but if you’re in a hurry (and I was) one wash will be a good start.
Don’t these colours just make your heart happy?