By Nancy Bubel

Braided rugs are like kinfolk quilts – every one strip of fabric comes from a cast-off garment and tells a narrative all its personal. Piecing the rug jointly is an act of weaving relations thoughts right into a worthy heirloom you'll treasure ceaselessly. Nancy Bubel covers each step of the easy strategy, from making plans the correct measurement, form, and colour scheme to slicing your fabric strips, braiding them jointly, and completing off your rug.

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Cut 72 squares 21/2˝ × 21/2˝ from white. Cut 72 rectangles 21/2˝ × 61/2˝ from white. Melons: • Cut 36 melons from white, using Bright Lights, Big City small melon pattern C. Background squares: • Cut 12 center diamonds and 12 side setting diamonds from white, using Bright Lights, Big City center diamond pattern D and side setting diamond E. Binding: • Cut 10 strips 21/2˝ × width of fabric from the binding fabric. to drop another design into each NOTE 6½˝ block are endless! Depending on how you lay out your colors, you can make a variety of patterns with this design.

Keep persevering until you find an answer. Play out all the options. You may surprise yourself! THE GOAL }}Make my own interpretation of Elda’s Double-Knit Flowers. }}Fix a UFO block. Cut the original block apart to fix it and add a new element. ADD LAYERS }}Make the quilt to sprout leaves. }}Add appliqué to make a more purposeful design intent. }}Use elements from Grandma’s quilt in mine. PUSH IT FURTHER }}Embrace your mistakes and make a beautiful quilt. }}Cut, shape, and turn an old quilt top into something beautiful.

What started as a pretty unsuccessful 15 Minutes of Play block was cut apart and transformed into a thing of beauty when inspiration and imagination made the connection! My grandmother’s flower quilt was the spark that set the new course. 62 Double Wedding Ring Quilts—Traditions Made Modern THINK OUT OF YOUR BOX }}How can you fix it? Don’t focus on the oopsie. }}Change your thinking! Is it sad and ugly? IDEAS CARRIED OVER from Leona }}Use my own orphan block/top. }}Rework to make it work! How can you update the color palette?

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