Seeing the earlier topic brought to mind a question I need an answer to.
Am helping a non sewing/quilting friend make a rag quilt. This project was started last fall and put aside by her.
We started with 5" sqs. Let me say I have never made one of these. I read online somewhere that you use a 1" seam allowance. Now I read this after we had cut all the squares 5". So last night I cut the cotton batting into 3" square to allow for the 1" seam allowance. The earlier post says 1/2" to 3/4", which does seem more reasonable. Let me mention that she has sewn a X through the 5" square sandwich.
So my question is:::::
Since I cut the batting 1" smaller all the way around (3" sq) and if we sew 1/2" to 3/4" seam ( really think the 1/2" would be better) what will that do to the batting since it will not be to the edge where the seam allowance is sewn ? It will be short will it bunch up and be a mess?
I sure hope I explained this well enough.