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Thread: A Question about Rag Quilting??

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    Junior Member antiquegirl68's Avatar
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    When making a rag quilt is it necessary to always use flannel? Can you just use cotton on top and on the bottom and batting inside?

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    Super Member TonnieLoree's Avatar
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    Flannel give a very nice "raggy" look, but anything that ravels will work. I've used upholstery scraps and that was stunning.

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    Wow, someone else asked the same question just a little bit ago!!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-146512-1.htm

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    You need to use a fabric that rags well. Flannel and homespun are usually the best. Corduroy also works well.

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    Junior Member antiquegirl68's Avatar
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    Thanks for the advice sorry I missed the post from the person earlier asking the same question. :)

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    I just thought it was kind of eerie that the same question came up twice in a short time span!!!! (cue the theme from "The Twilight Zone"!!!!)

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    Cottons work really well, I actually prefer working with them :D:D:D

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    I usually use denim on one side and flannel on the other The last two I made I used mens shirts on one side and denim on the other

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    I make rag quilts out of fleece, it doesn't rag but it still has an interesting look to it when the seams are cut, and I only use 1 ply of fleece, 2 plies is really heavy.

    I didn't put a center piece in the squares in the last flannel rag quilt I did. It was a really big quilt and I thought 3 layers would be way too heavy so only did 2 layers.

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    Very successfully made with 100% cotton materials.

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