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Thread: rag quilts

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    Senior Member quiltingnd's Avatar
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    rag quilts

    Can you use regular cotton fabrics when making a rag quilt?

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    Yes, I don't think they raveful very well. tho.
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    I use the rag die for the Go and cotton fabric. The edges are cut perfectly all around the square 1/4" wide, 1" long. The cotton ravels great. Homespun is the best if you are cutting by hand. It really ravels up.
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    Cotton rags just fine.

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    for thickness i put batting in the squares and sew an x across it though. its a great way to use up batting scraps.
    carla m

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    I regularly do what Carla does. I cut fabric 1" larger than batting, sandwich, chain sew "x" through each block then seam with 1/2" seams. It is soft, cuddly and rags beautifully. Oh, yeah, I sew my seams with a zigzag.
    Laurie in NYC

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    "Oh, yeah, I sew my seams with a zigzag."

    Why do you sew your seams with a zigzag?

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