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Thread: Flannel rag quilt question

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    Super Member katyquilter's Avatar
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    I made my very first rag quilt. Turned out quite nicely. Washed and dried it. My question - will it ever stop shedding?

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    I've had mine for 4 year and it still sheds like a german shepard in the spring. My kids call it "The Attacking Quilt" Its warm and comfy and everyone loves it.

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    One day somewhere in time quilt will stop shedding. This will happen only if you live long enough. Did you do a zig-zag stitch around the outer edge. I do a stitch about 1/2 inch from edge.

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    You can wet the frayed seams, take a stiff brush and brush them well, that will help remove a lot of the little strings :D:D:D

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    OH, Heck, what a few strings when you have a quilt to show for them.....Just kidding! I'm going to do a quilt dance when my first quilt is done and I wouldn't care if it frayed or not for the rest of my life.....LOL

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    Good question! I will have to ask my DDIL since I have given both my DGKs rag quilts. I know they use them all the time. Never thought that they wouldn't stop shedding.

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    Eventually. You can also make them out of fleece; it doesn't shred just curls. Jeans also are good. I have the accuquilt and cut alot of flannel and sew the squares together and store them away. When I need a fast quilt for a gift I grab them; sort out the ones according to who its for and sew them together. I made one for my grandson to take to school and embroidered his name, the school name and year on it. His mom will want to keep it.

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    Only if you live on a planet, far, far away.

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    Be sure to vacuum out your dryer periodically to be on the safe side....the lint is extremely flammable!

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