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Thread: Question about Rag Quilt

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    I am going to make a rag quilt (1st time!) using a cotton for the top and and flannel for the backing. I am also going to use the rag cutting die with my Accuquilt Go. I am planning on using another layer of flannel for the batting. So I will lay my backing flannel on my die with the other flannel in the middle and lay my top (cotton fabric) on top of that and cut them. Will this work? I thought it would be easier to sandwich them together on the die because it cuts the edges for the fraying and I would have each block already put together before I try to sew them.

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    Sounds like a good idea to me. I have the Accuquilt Go and the rag dies, but have not made a quilt yet, but I will try your suggestion, sounds like a real time saver. Thanks, Sharry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unique Creations
    Sounds like a good idea to me. I have the Accuquilt Go and the rag dies, but have not made a quilt yet, but I will try your suggestion, sounds like a real time saver. Thanks, Sharry
    I have to wait for my flannel to dry and then I am going to give it a try! I'll let you know if it works!

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    When I have made rag quilts, I cut my batting smaller than the front and back pieces so that the batting is not in the ragging. For instance with a 7" piece for the front and back I cut my batting 6" and use a 1/2" seam. Are you planning on your batting to be in the seam as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    When I have made rag quilts, I cut my batting smaller than the front and back pieces so that the batting is not in the ragging. For instance with a 7" piece for the front and back I cut my batting 6" and use a 1/2" seam. Are you planning on your batting to be in the seam as well?
    I am not planning on using any batting. I am using another layer of flannel for the batting.

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    Ok, I thought I saw batting in there.

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    Yes, I think cutting your 3 layers at the same time will work fine. Let us know how it goes!

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    i tried going ahead and doing the (clipping the edges) before sewing together once---what a nightmare that wound up being- it was very difficult to sew the blocks together-
    might of course just been me---but i suggest you cut a couple blocks and sew them together and see how that part goes before you cut them all...just in case- i really wish i had tested first- because i never would have cut them all- but like i said could have just been my malfunction

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    I have the 8 1/2" rag die but haven't used it yet....let us know how it comes out for you please. Will be looking for this response on board. Thanks !

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    I made rag quilts for my kids for Christmas last year, alot of fun making them. The only thing about the batting being the same size as the top and bottom that I found was the batting will show, that is how I did both of mine and after I cut it which I used a rag quilt tool for cutting and worked perfect but the batting showed in between the two layers.

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