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Thread: Rag Quilt

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    Sometime I'd like to try to make a rag quilt. What is the best type of fabric to use?

    Thanks.

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    Flannel IMHO rags the best, but cotton fabrics work well too :D:D:D

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    I used flannel. I think most rag quilts are made from flannel.

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    I use primarily flannel. They are very soft and quite warm!

    If you can, I would recommend some sharp, spring loaded scissors. They help a lot!

    You'll see lots of ideas here.

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    I will be watching this thread with interest.

    I have another question...I thought I read to do 1/2 inch seams, but the other day a lady at one quilt shop I visited in NY state said that I needed to do 1 inch. At another shop the lady said it depends on the size of your block...what do you all do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oatw13
    I use primarily flannel. They are very soft and quite warm!
    Do you use flannel for the backing too then? What about quilting? Do you use SID? Or something more detailed?

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    I will be watching this. I have some flannel I want to make into a rag quilt.

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    I want to make my daughter a rag quilt for Christmas...I think I will use 3 layers of flannel. Then I won't have to fuss with trying to center batting on the flannel.

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    I made several with flannel long ago. i did add sqs of cotton batting but it's not necessary.

    cosy quilt made with flannel
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    I use flannel and " seam allowance. Sew a couple of samples and see what seam you like best.

    Here is a link for rag quilting 101. Says to use a 1 inch seam allowance.

    http://www.quilting101.com/styles/rag-quilts.html

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