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Thread: I need help with a rag quilt please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    When she sews her finished squares together, wouldn't it be 4 then? Each square has backing fabric, batting, top fabric. That's 2 layers of fabric. Then when she sews 2 blocks together (to assemble the quilt) she would have 4 layers of fabric.
    It wouldn't be 4 layers; the blocks are sewed together in rows so I'm not sure how this would end up to 4 layers. Unless you are talking about the seams that get cliped; the seams will be 4 layers once sewed together; but the blocks will still be 2 layers of fabric.. Maybe thats where the 4 layers comes in at. Took me awhile to think of that; Its early and has already been a hectic morning here at work.
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    This is so frustrating. Maybe a visual will help. Here are 2 assembled blocks. Now we sew them together. Would this not be 4 layers of fabric?

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    but no batting in the seam area. it's cut the "finished" square size to fit inside the seams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    When she sews her finished squares together, wouldn't it be 4 then? Each square has backing fabric, batting, top fabric. That's 2 layers of fabric. Then when she sews 2 blocks together (to assemble the quilt) she would have 4 layers of fabric.
    That is what I was trying to say. Guess I didn't know how to word it. Thanks Peggi
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    Thanks everyone for all the helpful notes - I am just about to start my first rag quilt!

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    i used a zig zag stitch for my X!

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