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Thread: Is this going to be ok??

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    remember to put that X in each square so fabric and batting will shrink together. Looks great, they are so cozy.

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    It certainly looks good to me. Nice job.

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    Very pretty. love the backing fabric

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    My first rag quilt I didn't put an 'X' in the middle of the fabrics. My son washed the quilt and all the batting is balled up in a corner of each rag piece. He just lays it across his couch. I need to make him another one the correct way. I've made him many quilts, but he loved the rag quilt before he washed it. I didn't know better at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by triplerosa View Post
    definitly get rag scissors, i did mine with regular scissors never do that again. your quilt is beautiful
    I second that. Use a coupon or go for Joann Fabrics 50% off fiskars. They have a GREAT rag scissor. Heavy duty with a spring and short jaw just for clipping.

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    Looks great to me ,but they usually don't have a lining, it is part of the block. But there is no law saying you can't line them.
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    I think it looks great, as far as the scissors I have a small Fiskar's that springs back open and they worked great for my son's rag quilt, the blades are short so it is easy just to clip what you should.

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    Looks great!

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    Looks great to me!

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    It'll be fine.

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    I can't imagine what you thought might be wrong with it, and I especially like the way you've worked in some four-patch blocks. The only thing you could possibly do wrong is wash it in your home washing machine, and that would be a lot worse for the machine and plumbing than for the quilt! I took a large one to the local laundromat and asked the attendant if there would be any problem with it, and he said to go ahead. They have special filters on the plumbing, and the oversized machines are very sturdy.
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    Looks great, you didn't mess up.

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    I think it is just great. When I make my rag quilts, I sew a stitch 1/2" from the outside edge, and clip the edge also. I also make my cuts in the "ruffle" area about 1/4" apart. You can wash a rag quilt with a large terry towel to make it ruffle more. The quilt is absolutely fantastic. You did a good job.

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    Clipping and washing hides a multitude of sins.

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    Yours looks better than my first one.
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    Very nice idea - thanks for sharing.
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    Looks good! Take it to the laundromat to wash and dry, it makes a lot of lint that can ruin a home machine! Some put an old clean tennis ball or shoe in the wash and dry to beat it up a little and make it more frayed.
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    Lovely quilt.
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    I just finished a rag quilt. Posted pictures on Monday. Definitely go to laundromat for washing, however I cleaned their machine out when I finished, their dryer also!! It does make a mess. I bought a pair of Fiskar's rag quilt scissors before I even started clipping the seams. Got them at JoAnn's with a 40% coupon so they were not expensive at all. I believe the "ragging" will continue for a couple more washings but I hope most of it is gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice View Post
    what do you think you did wrong.
    It does not lay flat.

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    I love to do binding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mengler View Post
    I second that. Use a coupon or go for Joann Fabrics 50% off fiskars. They have a GREAT rag scissor. Heavy duty with a spring and short jaw just for clipping.

    I had to go to local quilt store. Joann's does not carry rag scissors anymore, I got scissors called Heritage something.

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    Looks great
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    So long as your seams are at least 1/2 inch to 5/8 of an inch you should be good to go. If your seams aren't wide enough they may come apart when washed. Ask me how I know, lol? It looks great.

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    Also so long as you have spring actioned scissors you may not need the rag quilt scissors.

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    I have no clue how to make one of these, but haven't yet googled one. 1/2" seams outside........got that, but what is "clipping"? I have seen posts about taking it to a laundrymat because it "strings" and can get messy.....might like to try one, do you recommend any particular website?

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