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Thread: Rag Quilting

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    Rag Quilting

    I wonder how many people prefer this type of quilting.

    Any ideas?

    Do you prefer rag quilting or traditional?

    What's your favorite technique?
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    It all depends on the purpose of the quilt. I really like both. For a friend's cabin up North the rag quilt was a no-brainer. For a friend who lives here in the Valley of the Sun a regular quilt was my choice.
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    For a really fast and quick quilt, for toddlers in particular, rags quilts are great. I like doing both, but sometimes a rag quilt is just so easy and quick.
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    I made all my grands a rag quilt and put their names on the back. This was when they were younger and they loved to snuggle with them. Now I'm making all of them a regular cotton quilt with their names on the back. This is supposed to take them off to college! I like both.
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    I have made a ton of rag quilts. They are so fast and easy. Plus, they don't have to be perfect. But, I really like pieced quilts too. It all just depends on who will be receiving the quilt and how ambitious I am feeling.

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    I've made lots of raggy quilts over the years- it is a great way to use up pieces of excess batting- and the kids love them for play quilts, snuggle up quilts- take camping quilts- a great way to use up scraps of flannels, denims- what ever...so they are a fun *technique* ... but when someone asks what 'type' of quilter I am I've been told many times I am a pretty 'traditional' quilter (even though I machine quilt) I do a lot of applique, paper piecing, English paper piecing- many different techniques---rag quilts just fit in - when I get a request for one- or notice batting scraps are getting a little out of control
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    Thank you all for your replies! It looks like the everyone has done a rag quilt but it's not there "Go To" style of doing things.
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    I never would of thought to make one unless i use my GO cutter, IM not a fan of cutting fringe.. but i do have to say it was the quickest and easiest quit i ever made. 3 layers if flannel and it ragged nice ad full..
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    Kids and teens love rag quilts. The raggedy the better. I get more request for a rag quilt from the younger family members then a regular quilt. I made so many I bought the Go rag die. That is worth every penny!
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