In an earlier post (https://treadlemusic.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/mondays-meeting/) I showed a rug made with t-shirt strips and here’s an idea using those pieces of “what was I thinking!” fabric that are adding volume to our stashes!!!! Enjoy!!!!!!!! And, please, hop on over to Debby’s place and check out her jottings. She always has the best fmq hints and techniques!!!!!!!
So, there were enough questions about this, and not enough info on the world wide web, that I decided to write a little tutorial. I hope this is helpful, and clear enough.
I cut fabric strips 1 inch by the width of fabric (usually 40-42 inches.) I did find some recommendations to tear the strips, which they said would result in less fraying. While I agree with this in theory, I don’t like the way the torn strips get all distorted. I like the way the cut strips look. Also, I am a non-pre-washer of my quilting fabric, so none of my strips are cut from pre-washed fabric. I think that it might be more enjoyable to knit with pre-washed fabric. But again, I’m not going there.
I use size 15 needles. I went and bought myself a nice pair of bamboo circular needles, because I like that their ends…
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