How to Weave a Quilt

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A woven quilt is made from strips of light or medium-weight fabric and bound along the edges with quilt binding. You can weave the quilt from strips of the same fabric or use different colored, patterned or textured fabric. Make the quilt from fabrics that coordinate with your home's color scheme or use brightly colored or patterned fabric for a quilt that stands out from the room's décor.

Things You'll Need

  • Fabric (3 yards)
  • Quilt binding (220 feet)
  • Sewing needle (or sewing machine)
  • Thread
  • Cut 10 strips of fabric that each measure 60 inches by 12 inches. You can use the same fabric for each piece of the quilt or use a variety of colored or patterned fabrics.

  • Cut each strip in half to make two long, thinner strips. You should have 20 strips in total after cutting each strip in half.

  • Cut 40 pieces of quilt binding. Make each piece 60-inches long. Sandwich one long side of a fabric strip in between the two layers of one piece of quilt binding. Sew the binding in place. Sandwich the other long side of one strip in between the two layers of another piece of quilt binding. Sew in place. Repeat with each of the strips.

  • Lay 10 of the strips side by side on a large, clean working surface. Weave one of the remaining strips through the top edge of the strips on the working surface. Weave the strip over and then under until you reach the end.

  • Weave another strip through, just underneath the first woven strip. This time, weave under and then over until you reach the end. Continue in this manner until you have used all strips.

  • Smooth the fabric and cut off any pieces of fabric protruding from the ends of the quilt.

  • Sew a straight stitch along each woven strip to keep the fabric strips together.

  • Measure the final length and width of the quilt and cut four pieces of quilt binding according to these measurements. Sandwich one edge of the quilt between the two layers of the quilt binding and sew in place. Repeat with the remaining three edges of the quilt.

Tips & Warnings

  • Instead of cutting each 12-inch wide strip in half, you can cut it into several strips to make an intricate quilt with hundreds of woven strips.

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