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Thread: Rag Quilt

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    3 layers of flannel, with the middle one being ugly or leftovers.

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    I don't think I did mine right. I should have read the directions. I cut my 6 1/2" squares out of two colors of flannel. Then I sewed them together alternately using a 1" seam allowance. I didn't do anything with the backing or batting. What do I do know? I spent 3 hours working on this. Is there a way to fix it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    I don't think I did mine right. I should have read the directions. I cut my 6 1/2" squares out of two colors of flannel. Then I sewed them together alternately using a 1" seam allowance. I didn't do anything with the backing or batting. What do I do know? I spent 3 hours working on this. Is there a way to fix it?
    So, you're saying there's no backing or batting? It's just a single layer of fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    I don't think I did mine right. I should have read the directions. I cut my 6 1/2" squares out of two colors of flannel. Then I sewed them together alternately using a 1" seam allowance. I didn't do anything with the backing or batting. What do I do know? I spent 3 hours working on this. Is there a way to fix it?
    So, you're saying there's no backing or batting? It's just a single layer of fabric?
    Yep. :( What have I done?

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    I'm gonna have to tear it all out, aren't it? ::sigh::

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    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    I'm gonna have to tear it all out, aren't it? ::sigh::
    Anybody?

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    Yes, sounds like you will need to start over. Take 3 of your 6" squares and "sandwich them together". Then sew an X across the "sandwich". Then sew the "sandwiches together using a 1/2" seam, making a row of squares as wide as you want your quilt. Then sew each row together for the length of your quilt. Then sew 1/2" around the outer border of your quilt, as this will be ragged also. So when you finish, one side will be smooth, and the other side will show the ragged edges. Then clip the ragged edges approx. every 1/8-1/4". Then wash and then dry with a towel or two to help the ragging process. I hope this makes sense.

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    My first rag quilt is in the washing machine as we speak. I struggled with cutting them though. I started with my regular scissors, but opening and closing them made my hand hurt. So, today when I was at the quilt show I found some spring loaded ones that said they were for raq quilting. They didn't work as well as I'd like, but better than my regular scissors. What do you all use? Is there a good brand, sharp at the tip?

    Thanks

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    I use flannel, 1" seam allowance, either 2 or 3 pieces of flannel sewn together to make each block. I've also mixed in pieces of corduroy, and that adds a nice change in texture. Be sure to use spring-loaded scissors, much easier on the hands.

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    I do mine with flannel on one side and old jeans on the other.

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