Rag wreath detail showing texture and colour. © Stephanie Boon, 2016. www.DawnChorusStudio.com

Learn How To Make A Rag Wreath You’ll Love

And Use Up Your Smallest Strips

Of Scrap Fabric

Are your scrap bags overflowing?

Yes? Well here’s a simple solution to the quilter’s perennial problem: I’ll show you how to make a rag wreath!

We’ve all got narrow strips of fabric that are too fiddly for strip quilts, but they look so useful we can’t bring ourselves to get rid of them. So we save them for tying up our tomatoes or adding to the garden compost (more great ideas in the comments on this post). But it doesn’t make much of a dent. Once you learn how to make a rag wreath though, they’ll disappear like magic!

Before We Start

I developed two rag wreath techniques to create a densely textured wreath and a soft, raggedy version. They’re illustrated in the tutorials below, but to know how to make a really beautiful rag wreath we need to think about colour and texture first.  Let’s take a look.