I've had a boring piece of fabric kicking around in my pile for awhile now. Months ago, I made a piece of snow painted fabric specifically for a particular quilt I was working on. After cutting out the one little tiny piece I needed, the rest of the fabric has been calling my name ever since, begging to be used. But it was kind of boring. Sorry, but it's true...not everything we make is exciting, at least not right away!
What I finally decided to do with it was to turn it into a grid of sorts. Ripped into strips and woven with a plain unpainted piece of fabric, I thought it might end up being more interesting. The top thread could be any color, depending upon how obvious you want your grid to be. I wanted mine to be clear, but not distracting. Why? I don't know yet, since I still don't know what I'm going to use this for.
I've already shared the basic steps to making a paper weaving, and that's what you'll follow to make a piece like this, substituting fabric.
1. Follow the instructions for Paper Weaving to create your fabric grid.
2. Slide a piece of natural cotton batting under your weaving and pin everything in place.
3. Zig zag stitch in both directions.
4. Rip the ends of the strips so approximately the same length if desired, and cut thebatting layer close to edge so it doesn't show from the front.
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