- Fabric (I would recommend basic cotton for beginners: a fat quarter is a good place to start)
- Sewing Machine (you can sew by hand if you prefer)
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Rotary Cutter, Ruler, and Board
- Piece of Paper
- Filler (I used rice for these bags, but I have used beans, and popcorn kernels in the past)
Most of these items can be found on this list of the Ten Tools Every Sewer Needs.
Unfold your strips and line them up along the lines of the cutting board.
Cut in the opposite direction of your original cuts to create squares that are 3.5 inches wide by 3.5 inches tall.
right sides together. Be sure to line up the edges and corners; you can pin them together if you wish, but with this project, I do not. Line up the edge of your fabric with the edge of your presser foot about 1 inch from the corner.