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Thread: The basics

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    Senior Member Japonica's Avatar
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    Ok, so I started my first quilting class two weeks ago and am headed to my yummy craft room to start putting some blocks together for tomorrows class. I am sooooooooo excited. I don't sew, but I do dabble in stained glass and I am equating the two! Anyway I have been all over the net with my new obsession and I am wondering from all of you experts here what is the best fabric to use for rag quilts? I have six grandkids and would like to make each one a rag quilt for Christmas. Headed out to Joanns later for some "treats", so I thought I would ask first. I have read and heard that flannel is the best for fraying. Thanks ladies. This site is just awesome!

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    Hi there, Denim is a good one also.

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    I think denim and flannel are the best for rag quilts.

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    layers of flannel and or homespuns make wonderful fluffy-soft raggy quilts

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueDor
    Hi there, Denim is a good one also.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    layers of flannel and or homespuns make wonderful fluffy-soft raggy quilts
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I think denim and flannel are the best for rag quilts.
    Thanks!

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    I really like the way homespun ravels. It made great quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    I really like the way homespun ravels. It made great quilts.
    Thanks!

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    Prowl your local thrift store for used, abused, and wonderfully soft jeans!

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