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Updated: Nov 30, 2023

Looking for new ways to upcycle fabric scraps and create new interesting fabrics. Today I played with pleats and will show you what I did.

My color choice of scraps today.

My choice of fabric strips today
My color choice

4 cm wide strips 1 solid and one comprised of 3 different colorrs.

one colored sfabric strip and one solid fabric strip
one colored strip and one solid strip

My color layout

Color layout of the fabric strips
Color layout

Stitch each solid strip to a colored strip

Joining the strips together
Joining the strips together

Iron them flat and then fold in half and iron again

Ironingthe strip flat
Ironing the strip flat

The completed strip

The ironed folded fabric strip
The ironed strip

Each strip has to be stitched in between 2 other strips. I chose olive green strips

The 3 fabric strips to be joined
The 3 strips

Lay one olive green strip on a piece of flannel sheeting

Placing the olive green strip on the flannel sheet
Olive green strip on the flannel sheet

On top of that the double folded colored strip

Laying the colored strip on top of the first strip
The colored strip next

And on top of that another olive green strip. Lining them all up.

Laying the third strip on top of everything
The third strip on top

Add stitching close to the inner edge through all the layers

Stitching all the layers down
Stitching all the layers down

After stitching open fold the olive green strip down. You can iron at this stage.

Fold the olive strip down
Fold the olive strip down

On top of the olive piece lay a colored piece then another olive piece, stich fold open and continue till you reach the edge of the flannel backing.

Attaching all the fabric strips
Attaching all the strips

Fold all the pieces down in one direction from top to bottom and stitch over all the pieces from top to bottom in the center.

Stitcheing the folds down in the center of the piece
Stitching the folds down

Mark another line in the center of the area to the right of the center stitched row and this time stitch from bottom to top folding the pleats down like this.

Stitching on folded pleats from the bottom of the fabric up
Stitching from bottom to top

Do the same on the other half of the piece.

An interesting pleating technique.

To find more art quilt tutorials see here on Etsy

and here on the site

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