I salvaged a bunch of 1/2″ or so wide strips from the trash from quilt retreat recently and decided weaving them would be a neat use for them.
I started with long strips – usually fat quarter length, but a few were full fabric width. I pinned them to an altered foam core board. For the board, I used a scrap piece of foam core, about 12″ x 18″ and stuck rolled cork to one side. (can be found with the contact paper at the store) Then layered batting over the cork and secured with packing tape on the back.
I need to mention this – on the board, BEFORE anything, I laid a piece of fusible interfacing sticky side UP. Then once the weaving was finished, I ironed the piece to secure the strips to the interfacing.
Next I flipped over the piece and drew designs with a pencil on the interfacing – here you can see hearts. Free motion stitching on the drawn line secured the layers.
Lastly I stitched plain white cotton yarn on the right side following the stitching lines of the previous free motion stitching. Cut them out and there are nifty shapes to use on all kinds of things. I love recycling this way!
Happy 4th of July to all – and especially to my daughter, Leigh, as we celebrate her BIRTHDAY today!