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Rag Quilts Revisited

A couple months ago I published this post on rag quilts and how easy they are to make, even for a non-sewer like myself.  Rag quilts are sooo forgiving and, once I made my first one, I am now addicted to them.  I have since made two more with slightly different patterns/measurements to them.  You really can do whatever you want with them so long as you sew all of your fabrics right side out and to the front.  1/2 inch seems were used for both.  1 inch would work as well.

For this one, I cut 12 inch squares to work with and used fleece for the backing.  One of my daughters was given a quilt kit over a year ago that has just sat around in pieces.  I made good use of the cotton fabrics and really had no pattern with the colors, just random.


For the pink one, I cut 6 inch squares and used solely flannel fabrics.  You really do want to stick with softer fabrics.  This is a blanket/throw after all.  While this was a little more time consuming due to cutting 4 times the amount of squares, the finish is a little more fuller because of the extra frayed seams. 


My next adventure will be for my own bed.  I dont even want to think of how time consuming cutting squares will be for a queen blanket when these two are merely throws.  I may meet in the middle and shoot for 8 inch squares instead.

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6 comments:

Artsy Mermaid said...

everyone, the blue one's mine! ;)

Melissa @ my meller said...

I love rag quilts too! Yours are such fun colors!

The Quilt Ladies said...

Love your colors, i have to do one of these soon !

The German Girl said...

You did such an awesome job! I love your quilts. I just did one for my little niece and know how much work that is!

Six Sisters said...

I think rag quilts are the cutest!! Loving your choice of colors! Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you back next Saturday to share more great ideas! -The Sisters

Terry said...

OMG - I love, love, love your rag quilts! Your choice of fabric is wonderful! This is one of my top picks for the week! Thanks for showing us your latest project!!

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