Match the Fabric of a Quilt for Next to the Bed!
Homespun plaid strips are woven together for a charming reversible area rug. Use it anywhere around the house, or use leftovers from the quilt for next to the bed.
This is a simple project that can take on any personality depending on the fabrics you choose. You will need a 2″ (single fold, 1″ double fold) bias tape maker (you’ll find one here), although the strips are not cut on the bias.
The rug in the example was made with 58″ wide fabric, which allows for little waste. Standard 44″ wide fabric will work, especially for a smaller rug. To make a rug of the size of the sample, you’ll need to cut more strips and stitch two together to create the correct length (a diagonal seam pressed open will create less bulk).
Once you understand how to create the strips and weave them together, you’ll easily see how to adjust the size of the rug. It can go larger with pieced strips or smaller without piecing. In fact, this will make lovely place mats, too.
The completed rug, designed by Ann Boyce, is about 28″ x 28″.
You’ll find the pattern for the “Reversible Rug” in Quick and Easy Quilts.
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