For this project you will need:
- cotton fabric with orange design approximately 60cm x 230 cm (or enough to cut 105 blocks measuring
10 x 10 cm)
- orange silk fabric in the same amount as above
- orange sewing thread
- Sizzix Big Shot*
- Sizzix Originals 10 cm square scallop die*
- sharp scissors like these from Fiskars
- sewing machine and sewing supplies
* if you do not have the Big Shot nor the die, you can cut 10 cm squares out instead
Illustrated Rag Quilt Tutorial for an Americana Rag Quilt
To create this rag quilt runner, use the Sizzix Big Shot to cut 105 fabric blocks as well 105 silk blocks (the bottom). Depending on the thickness of your fabric, the Sizzix Originals die can cut between 4 and 6 layers of fabric at a time. That saves a lot of time with the cutting. Then sew each fabric block to a silk block together (wrong sides facing each other and right sides outside) by sewing two diagonal lines through the block, creating a “X” on the fabric. After each block is finished, you will sew 21 blocks (with a 1 cm seam allowance) side by side together for a row. Make 4 more rows like the first row. Then sew each row together, thus creating a 5 x 21 row table runner. Once all rows are sewn together, stitch completely around the entire runner with a 1 cm seam allowance. Then with sharp scissors all these seam allowances get snipped into to encourage fraying. Machine wash the runner afterwards. The runner here was washed only once in cold water using a gentle cycle. The snipped seam allowances turned out to be really soft. Some choose to wash their quilts a couple of more times to make the edges even softer.
This is a close-up picture of the table runner.