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Thread: flannel rag quilt

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    I have a rag quilt question....I would like to make a rag quilt using blocks measuring 8 by 12 inches. Flannel for the top, filling and backing. Do I X quilt this block? The directions I have read say if you are using flannel for the filling you do not need to quilt it. Any one have ideas on this subject? I am pretty sure that the layers of flannel would not shift, but I do not want any surprises either. I really enjoy this board and all the different approaches you have to quilting. Variety is truly the spice of life.
    Thanks for any help you can give.

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    that large of a block i would x

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    I would...But you don't always have to use an X though, I have been known to do a reverse applique in part of the blocks to keep my layers together before! In the blocks I didnt reverse applique I just stitched the same design in them!

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    Thanks for your help. I am going to tackle this baby next week.

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    I did 'X' it as you suggested and it turned out very well for my first attempt at rag quilting. Thanks for the input.

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    I Am going to attempt to reverse applique my next rag quilt> I under stand the idea of it and think that it would add a lot to the quilt. Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trolley station
    I did 'X' it as you suggested and it turned out very well for my first attempt at rag quilting. Thanks for the input.
    Congratulations. It always feels so good to learn a new skill.

    Is your reverse applique going to be flannel as well?

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    Instead of an X across my blocks, I cut a heart template and did a heart in the center of my flannel rag quilt. I used a lightweight cotton batting.

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