A few weeks ago a friend of mine sent me a picture of a rag wreath she had made, using her grandmother’s old quilting pieces. It was beautiful! I knew immediately I had to make one for myself.
I decided to make a fall themed wreath, and selected 5 coordinating fabrics.
You can use as few or as many different fabrics as you want–you’ll just need a couple yards total to fit an 18″ wire wreath form. I cut the fabric into strips 1″ wide and 6″ – 7″ long. However, the next time I make one I’ll use strips that are around 9″ long. Some of the strips were hard to tie and i would have liked for the wreath to have been a little bit fuller.
The wire wreath form I used had 4 wires. I tied strips of fabric to the top two wires; then to the bottom two wires; and finally to the middle two wires, repeating until I had surrounded the wreath. I had 2.5 yards of fabric total, and had enough strips left over that I could probably do another small wreath.
Since the wreath wasn’t quite as full as I wanted, I added the chalkboard sign in the middle, using a chalk pen to write “Happy Fall”.
This is the finished product, hanging above my mantle.
This is an easy project, although it can be a bit tedious. If you have a rotary cutter I would highly recommend using it to cut the fabric strips. I also recommend watching a good movie or tv show while doing all the tying. I think the results are worth the tediousness!