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Instructions for Making a Rag Quilt

Rag quilts usually consist of a large number of medium-sized blocks sewn together in a patchwork-like design. The size of the blocks generally ranges from between 7 inches and 12 inches. Following are instructions for making a rag quilt.

1. Decide on the size of the quilt you want to make.

2. Cut your fabric into square blocks. The number of square blocks required depends on the size of the quilt you are planning to make.

3. The finished size of each square will be about 1 1/2 inches less than the size you started with, so make appropriate calculations before cutting the fabric.

4. Now cut the same number of batting squares. The size of these batting squares should be 1 3/4 inches smaller than the fabric squares which were cut previously.

5. Put a batting square between two fabric squares and use pins to hold them...

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