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Thread: Fat quarter rag quilt

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    Super Member mollymct's Avatar
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    Hello! I'm in the process of making rag quilts for Christmas. I have two started--both for boys and so I'm able to use several half yards equally between the two quilts.

    I also need to make one "girly" quilt and want to have a similar variety of fabrics. However, I don't want to buy half yards and have too much left over when I don't have any other use for the fabric. I'm sure there must be a pattern using fat quarters that would lend itself to a rag quilt. I am searching and will continue to do so, but thought I'd put the issue before you guys, too. Maybe you've made something with FQs you think would make a good rag quilt? The desired size is (roughly) 50" square or so (doesn't really have to be square). Thanks so much for any suggestions! :)

    Edited to add: I know that I could cut small squares from the fat quarter, but I guess I'm looking for a pattern in which I can use bigger pieces and not lose as much fabric to seams. Does that make sense?

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    You can cut four 8 1/2 inch squares from a fat quarter with not too much left over. If you use inch seams you would need 6 or 7 squares across and down to be around 50 inches.

    I just put 7 homespum fat quarters up for sale that are girly colors if you're interested.

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    Duh...I feel like a moron. The old brain is not fully engaged today. I wasn't thinking bigger than getting six inch squares! Thanks so much for doing some math for me.

    Your FQ's look very nice! However, this little girl has specifically requested blues and greens. Thanks again for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mollymct
    Duh...I feel like a moron. The old brain is not fully engaged today. I wasn't thinking bigger than getting six inch squares! Thanks so much for doing some math for me.

    Your FQ's look very nice! However, this little girl has specifically requested blues and greens. Thanks again for your help.
    I have a calculator on my desk.

    Oh well, some little girls aren't very pink. LOL

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    Well, this little girl is five now and informed me that she DID like pink when she was "little." She now has more sophisticated taste, I guess. LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mollymct
    Well, this little girl is five now and informed me that she DID like pink when she was "little." She now has more sophisticated taste, I guess. LOL!
    LOL!! How funny.

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    Post some pics when you are done. I would love to see them all.

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