Thursday, September 3, 2015

Gava Rug Tutorial


I am so lucky to have my Artisan LookBook out in Sewing Month! All of you will have enough projects for a whole month and as I promise you all! Here is the step by step tutorial on the Gava Rug that is feature on the #Artisanfabrics Lookbook ☺

Happy Sewing!

Fabric Requirements 

Fabric A  ART-43106 ⅛ yd.                                
Fabric B   ART-53106  ¼ yd.  
Fabric C ART-53105      1/₆yd.
Fabric D ART-53109 ½ yd.
Fabric E ART-43103  ⅜ yd.
Fabric F ART-53107  1/₆ yd.
Fabric G ART-53102 1/₆ yd.
Fabric H ART-53108 ⅜ yd.
Fabric I ART-43105 ½ yd.
Fabric J ART-43101 1/₆ yd.

BACKING FABRIC  
PE-429 1 ½ yds. (Suggested)
BINDING FABRIC
ART-53106 (Fabric B) (included)

Template

Make sure to download this template here














Cutting Directions

¼" seam allowances are included.
WOF means width of fabric.

Nine (9) 2¼" x 4" Rectangles from fabric A.

Six (6) 2¼" x 4" Rectangles from fabric B.

Fifteen (15) 2¼" x 4" Rectangles from fabric C.

Fifteen (15) 2¼" x 4" Rectangles from fabric D.

Six (6) 1¼" x WOF strips from fabric D.

Two (2) 2" x WOF strips from fabric D.

Four (4) 2½" x WOF strips from fabric E.

Two (2) 2" x WOF strips from fabric F.

Two (2) 2" x WOF strips from fabric G.

Four (4) 2½" x WOF strips from fabric H.

Two (2) 2" x WOF strips from fabric I.

Six (6) 1¼" x WOF strips from fabric J.

Two (2) 3½" x WOF strips from fabric J.

Construction

Sew all rights sides together with ¼"seam allowance. 

In order to complete the quilt top you will need to make a certain amount of patched triangles.
There will be two different fabric arrangements for the triangles.
Start with combination a triangle by taking two 2½" x WOF strips from fabric E, three 1¼" x WOF strips from fabric D, one 2" x WOF strip from fabric F and one 2" x WOF strip from fabric G.
Start attaching the strips in the order EDFDGDE
Now, for combination b take two 2½" x WOF strips from fabric H, three 1¼" x WOF strips from fabric J, one 2" x WOF strip from fabric D and one 2" x WOF strip from fabric I.
Attach the strips in the order HJDJIJH
Make two patched strips pieces from each combination.
Using the provided template (on the last page) start cutting the triangles.
You should be able to cut seven triangles from each strip piece, four facing up and three down.
Cut a total of fourteen triangles for each combination.

There should be seven triangles facing up and seven facing down for each combination.


Group the triangles that are exactly alike, that means four groups of seven triangles.
Take the first group and arrange the triangles together in a row.
Place triangles in alternating order. One triangle pointing down the other pointing up.
Continue to sew the row.
Repeat the previous steps with the other group of triangles.


Take all the rectangles from fabrics A, B, C and D
Make three rows of fifteen rectangles each.
Stitch them together on the long side of the rectangle.
Follow the order below or attach them in random order it's up to you.
Order: ACDBCDACDBCDACD 


Now it's time to sew all the rows together 
Follow the cover picture as a reference for fabric placement..
Start with one rectangles strip following with one com b row, com a row, rectangles strip, com b, com a and end with a rectangles strip.


Trim the excess fabric for the sides to end up with a 26½ x 42½ rectangle.


Assembling The Top

Sew all rights sides together with ¼"seam allowance. Press open.
Take the 3½" x WOF strips from fabric J and attach each to one of the long sides of the quilt top.
Trim the excess fabric.

Quilt Assembly 

Sew rights sides together.
Place BACKING FABRIC on a large surface wrong side up. Stretch it with masking tape against that surface.
Place BATTING on top of backing fabric.
Place TOP on top of the batting with right side facing up. Smooth away wrinkles using your hands.
Pin all layers together and baste with basting thread, using long stitches. You can also use safety pins to join the layers. 
Machine or hand quilt starting at the center and working towards the corners. Remember that quilting motifs are a matter of personal preference. Have fun choosing yours!
After you finished, trim excess of any fabric or batting, squaring the quilt to proceed to bind it. 

Binding

Sew rights sides together.
Cut enough strips 1½" wide by the width of the fabric B to make a final strip 158" long. Start sewing the binding strip in the middle of one of the sides of the quilt, placing the strip right side down and leaving an approximated 5" tail. Sew with ¼" seam allowance (using straight stitch), aligning the strip’s raw edge with the quilt top’s raw edge. 
Stop stitching ¼" before the edge of the quilt (DIAGRAM B 1). Clip the threads. Remove the quilt from under the machine presser foot. Fold the strip in a motion of 45° and upward, pressing with your fingers (DIAGRAM B2). Hold this fold with your finger, bring the strip down in line with the next edge, making a horizontal fold that aligns with the top edge of the quilt (DIAGRAM B3). Start sewing at ¼" of the border, stitching all the layers. Do the same in the four corners of the quilt.
Stop stitching before you reach the last 5 or 6 inches. Cut the threads and remove the quilt from under the machine presser foot. Lay the loose ends of the binding flat along the quilt edge, folding the ends back on themselves where they meet. Press them together to form a crease. Using this crease as the stitching line, sew the two open ends of the binding with right sides together (you can help yourself marking with a pencil if the crease is difficult to see). 
Trim seam to ¼" and press open. Complete the sewing. Turn binding to back of the quilt, turn raw edge inside and stitch by hand using blind stitch.



Congratulations everyone! You have successfully completed  the Gave Rug tutorial. Now place this beauty below your bed and used it for a fun picnicking ☺










5 comments:

  1. What a great 'take' on a row-by-row quilt design! That green fabric is beautiful too!

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  2. Love this design! However, the template download is not working. Tried several times and no luck.

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    1. Hi Lynn, click on the word "Here" and it will direct you to the downloadable page ☺

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  3. Hand knotted area rugs are typically made in countries that are world renown in rug weaving with a long history. Iran, also known as Persia in old times, is an undisputed pioneer in the hand knotted rug weaving practice.

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