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    Old 05-04-2010, 05:32 PM
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    I am going to start on my first rag quilt today for one of my nephews. For some reason I had it in my head to use three layers of flannel, using flannel as the middle of the sandwich instead of batting. Workable? Doable? All wrong? Thank you ladies!

    Also - am I crazy to make the squares as small as 4 1/2"?
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    Old 05-04-2010, 05:33 PM
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    Sounds good to me!
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    Old 05-04-2010, 05:35 PM
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    Yes, that's the way I made mine. :)
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    Old 05-04-2010, 05:36 PM
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    Originally Posted by ToucanSam
    Yes, that's the way I made mine. :)

    Thanks Toucan! Did you make the middle square smaller or just leave it the same size to make it extra raggy?
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    Old 05-04-2010, 06:47 PM
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    That's how I make mine. Only I use 6 1/2 inch squares. I cut all of my pieces the same size. Sometimes the middle will shift a bit or stretch but you can't tell once it's clipped and washed. By keeping the middle piece the same size, it adds a layer of depth to your "rags" - meaning the color of the center square comes out and blends nicely with the other colors. So, make sure it is a complimentary color scheme!

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    Old 05-04-2010, 06:52 PM
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    6 1/2 inches is the smallest I go. I haven't tried 4 1/2.
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    Old 05-04-2010, 06:54 PM
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    I re-thought the 4 1/2". I'm using my 6" x 24" ruler and am gonna go for a 4" square with 1" rag all around.
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    Old 05-04-2010, 06:59 PM
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    That would be wonderful. What a warm and cuddly quilt.
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    Old 05-04-2010, 07:17 PM
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    Are you going to do the X across to hold the batting ( flannel) in place ? By making it smaller than the outside that is one way to keep it in its proper place so you don't get bunching :thumbup:
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    Old 05-05-2010, 04:03 AM
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    It will work just fine, be sure to show us your creation
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