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If you're interested in seeing your creations - graphic or otherwise - in an objective way, hold the item up in front of and facing a mirror from a distance of 3 to 5 feet.. You'll be better able to critique your item and tell where another detail may be added, or another color repeated, or an area needs to be broken up with an addition of something.I rely on this method with everything I make and it never fails to give me success!
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How to Make Rag Garland
Friday, October 13, 2006
Making Rag Garland

Making a rag garland is so simple and a great way to use up all of those fabric scraps you have lying around. They are great to use as swag and on trees. You can even do this on strings of lights instead of the the twine to make them even more festive

Scraps of homespun and other types of fabric

Cut a piece of twine 5" longer than the length of the finished swag you want

Make a fold at each end about 2 1/2 " long and tie it into a knot, leaving a loop for hanging.

Cut fabric strips 2" x 6". Each strip will take up about 1/4" of space on the garland so the length of the twine will determine how many strips you will need. For example for each 12 " of garland you will need 48 fabric strips. You can experiment with the strips to make it more or less full to your liking

Tie each strip of fabric into a knot around the twine, centering the knot on the fabric strip. Repeat for each strip of fabric

This takes some time but is great project to do in the evening watching tv. The possibilites are endless with the different fabrics you use.

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