Saturday, May 9, 2015

Ikea Patchwork Rug Tutorial

A few weeks ago I received a lovely package of goodies from Ikea with the challenge to make a quilted project. There were lots of fun things in the package including Ikea linens, a pillow cover, sewing kit, knit flower trims, pre-cut home dec weight fabrics, thread, and a lovely textile book with beautiful photos.

 I thought about it and finally decided on something patchwork with the home dec weight fabrics. My daughter saw them and thought they might make a really fun rug for her kitchen.

 So we went through the assortment and picked out 24 squares which I sewed together in 3 rows of 8 squares each.

 The project kind of came together as I sewed. I decided a simple backing would be needed, and since it was going to be used for a rug I didn't add any batting.

 I did stitch in the long seams to keep the front and back together before I added the binding. I pressed all of the seams open to keep everything flat.

 I even had some pre-made grey binding in my stash which worked perfectly for this project.

 I did all of the binding sewing by machine (usually I stitch to the back side by hand, but since this is a rug I figured machine binding was the way to go.

My daughter was super happy with her new kitchen rug. All she needs to do is get a rug pad, and it's ready to go!

Thanks, Ikea for the fun goodie basket and for issuing the challenge to make a project with these goodies!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Happy Mother's Day to all of the Moms out there!

I'll be back Monday with the first of the Bright Sun fabric posts! Thanks so much for stopping by!


Patricia said...

Great use of home dec fabric. I have several large pieces. Thanks

Hildy said...

I know why a Ikea trip is on my to-do-list! Wish you a wonderful weekend:-)

Helen L said...

You have a wonderful MOther's Day too Sheri! I hope most of your kids will be able to visit you. And you get to talk to your son who's on a mission!! That will be wonderful!! Where is he? I can't remember. Is he doing well? Hugs, H

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