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Thread: Rag Quilt????

  1. #11

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    ok thanks for the advice, i will try the lighter batting.
    I would like to know what a string quilt is also!

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    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
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    How do you go about making a coat with the rag method. D o you have a picture? I can't quite get my mind around it. I have seen hand bags. :?:

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    Idon't have the capablitiy to send a picture, But I will try my best to explain it, also check this site out and when you get on the site, look to the left. It gives a list of different subjects to click on, Click on RAG FUR COATS. And you will get a picture of one. Heres the site to go to.www.amisimms.com/stash.html
    Look at it, and then if you still want to know the steps I'll be happy to share. I don't know how much their pattern is, but I have the pattern, it's really a simple basic raglan sleeve pattern. I'm sure the pattern is cheaper through W-mart. So let me know.

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    Becky,
    My mom-in-law used to make string quilts. She used a muslin or old clothes square about 12x12 and sewed strips of scrap material on them at a diagonal. The strips varied in width, even from one end of the strip to the other. Start in a corner by placing two strips right sides together, at the corner, and sew a seam. Trim the excess in the seam if needed, and open the fabric. Then, sew another strip to the block, right sides together, open that, and continue until block is covered. Then, trim the block back down to a 12x12 square. She usually set them in a zigzag pattern. It goes fast, can use any leftover fabric at about any width from a "string" up to about 4 to 5 inches. She usually tied them rather than quilted. I still have one she made.

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    Thanks Norah, my mom has one that my grandmother made but we didn't know what it was called.

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    Nora, that sounds like a neat quilt!! I never saw one nor heard of one. Im going to have to try it now :)

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    Nora do you have a picture of the quilt?

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    Norah

    Thanks so much: I think I may have to try that. Good use of scraps. Using the 12x12 block is the same technique,I learned to use for the crazy quilt, I made. THANKS AGAIN. I also had to tie it.

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    Hi,
    I love rag quilts and have made two for my grandchildren. I don't get the corners right in my mind when sewing them or maybe it is the way I cut them. Can you tell me help me out with this? I would sure appreciate it. I looked on a site I found here and still am not sure that I am sewing them correctly.
    Thanks for your help.
    I am new to quilting. I love it and have lots of material I need to use.
    Susie :)

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    Susie

    Please explain to me, (What do you mean you don't get the corners right?) When I make a rag quilt I use sq's, EX: 10x10" sq. I sew a 1/2" seam. After I sew all the sq's together, with the seam on the right side of the quilt, I then sew a 1/2'' line all the way around the quilt. Then I start snipping about every1/4'' around. Making sure not to cut the sewing line, or else my snip would tear in deeper to the quilt. Dose this help any? Let me know.

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