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Thread: Denim Rag Quilt

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    Super Member MommaDorian's Avatar
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    Denim Rag Quilt

    Can I make a denim rag quilt with 2 layers of denim, rather than a layer of denim with flannel? I don't have enough flannel to use as 1 layer, but I have a TON of denim.
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    I have made them with cotton on the back and with flannel. 2 layers of demin would work but I wonder about the weight. If its not to big I don't see why you couldn't.

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    You can but it will be one HEAVY quilt! I've made one with just one layer of denim and it was fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisDixie View Post
    I have made them with cotton on the back and with flannel. 2 layers of demin would work but I wonder about the weight. If its not to big I don't see why you couldn't.
    Does cotton fray?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian View Post
    Does cotton fray?
    Mine did! I used a layer of cotton for the front and then 2 layers of flannel.
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    If I use a layer of denim and a layer of cotton, do I need batting?
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    I never use batting when making a rag quilt; it just adds too much weight and bulk. The denim and cotton will be quite enough.
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    Yes cotton will fray as will any fabric that is woven. I have made demin rags with drapary fabric samples and a cotton back. Turned out lovely. I have also done demin rag mixed with flannel on the front, memory quilts for freinds made with jeans and flannel shirt. With those ones I did the demin with a flannel back and the shirt fabric with a peice of batting and the backing. I have done one in light weight demin with lace blocks. Demin comes in many weights and will mix and play well so long as your weights are compatable. Use a good thread and a shorter stich lenght.
    Also a word about your demin, demins made with a strech fabric such as spandix don't work so well in a rag quilt project. It will fray but you will see little gray/black tubes of the man made fabric, spandix.


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    Does cotton fray?
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