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Old 08-07-2008, 07:06 PM
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Another question on rag quilts. What is your favorite size to make? Does it depend on which fabric (flannel or 100% cotton)? or pattern on the fabric?

I know cutting is an issue, and I also realize, sometimes it has to do with the best use of the amount of yardage.

This one is for a guy, so would you use 6 inches ? Or larger, and if larger, what size? and is your decision based on the best use of your fabric?

Thanks for any thoughts
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:50 PM
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you can use any size you want i have made many of these i usually make a 7 inch square and i use flannel material i have used cotton before but it doesnt rag as well also i sew a X thru some of my rag quilts if i dont make the center material the same size as the blocks i use a cheaper quality of flannel for the middle
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:51 PM
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i forgot to add that the bigger square you use the less " rag " you will have for the over all finished quilt so i would go 6 or 7 maybe a 8 at the most
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:51 PM
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Ya know the first quilting book I ever bought was a rag quilt book and I have yet to make one....just don't get it. Maybe I should try reading the darn book!!
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they are very easy to make once you get the hang of it

reading the instuctions nice and slow does help
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:19 PM
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I always cut a 10 inch square. I use a one inch seam allowance so I end up with an 8 inch square in the end. When I make for the men I use jean squares (jean bought off the bolt, not cut from jeans) on the front and a flannel on the back.
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:46 AM
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for babies i go with a 5inch square --adults 9inch square
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:51 AM
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When I made my rag quilt I used 10 inch squares because we all signed it. I could have gone smaller but didn't look okay but I did have 1/2 seams, which seemed to help.
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Old 08-16-2008, 01:17 PM
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When I make rag quilts I usually use 6 to 8 inch blocks. I have a king sized bed, could probably use a bigger block, but the pattern I had called for 6 inch blocks.

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There are lots of pictures and talk on rag quilts here on the board....go to the top and click on search ...type in rag quilts and you should get some great results :D :D :D
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