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Thread: Rag Quilt Help

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    I am afraid I have really messed up. I made my first rag quilt, and when I sewed the seams, I sewed all of them open, instead of to the sides. I have completely sewed it and am ready to cut. I have 8 71/2 blocks across and 11 blocks down. Please help me, I don't believe I could take all this apart and redo. Will it be o.k. to cut the seams and them sewed open? If so, how?

    I know, I am a dummy.

    TIA

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    Help Please!

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    Well, you are no dummy. You have collected things others would have thrown away so you are a recycler. And then you went to the work of cutting out pieces and sewing them together. I don't even know what a "Rag Quilt" is.! And what if you were cresting a new type of quilt, not messing up what you thought you were doing. I wish you sent a picture. If all else fails, go to "Ugly Quilts" by "My brother's keepers Club" and make into a homeless sleeping bag. You are a WINNER !!!

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    It doesn't matter. If the seams are pressed or stitched open, just nip cloes to the seam line where they are opened, then fininsh snipping the rest. Even if you sew with the seam to one side, you still have to snip it like that.
    Or anyway I think that is the case...do you have a picture so we can see what you have done?

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    Don't know how to post a picture, but I think your answer has helped a bunch! Thanks so much!

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    When I make rag quilts to help keep the bulk down I stitch the seams open, I don't think it matters since they will all be clipped and pop open :lol:

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    Thank You! Thank You!

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    This is good to know :D :D :D

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    Super Member Moonpi's Avatar
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    How wide did you make the seams? That would be the only drawback I can think of.

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    one half inch

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