hi, i cut my fabric squares first then i cut batting 1 inch smaller all the way around. i make a quilt sandwich, then i just sew across corner to corner both directions.this is all the quilting it gets. then after all the blocks are made and "quilted", i sew them together with 1 inch seam allowances. about every other block is a 4 patch, and every other one is a big block the size of the 4 patch. let me try to post a pic of a big rag quilt i made. hope it shows up.