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Has anyone made a rag quilt using cotton instead of flannel?

Old 08-08-2015, 08:38 AM
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I'm wanting to make a rug for under my kitchen sink and would like to make it like a rag quilt. Has anyone used cotton for the top and backing with a layer of batting in the middle? If so, how did it turn out and what advice would you give for doing this?
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Old 08-08-2015, 08:40 AM
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I have seen samples in quilt stores but the cotton won't fray like flannel.
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Old 08-08-2015, 08:58 AM
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I made a couple out of cotton and liked how they turned out. They were gifts several years ago so I don't know how the fraying looked over the long run. I suppose you could make the clips closer together to get more fraying.
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Old 08-08-2015, 10:48 AM
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You must use a woven cotton that will fray.
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Old 08-08-2015, 10:55 AM
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Thank you for the replies. QuiltsRfun, I was wondering about making the clips closer together. Also thought I might use my pinking blade on the squares, maybe that would help, or at least make a pretty edge.
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Old 08-08-2015, 11:51 AM
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I suppose you have cotton that you wish to use up, but I hear homespun works like flannel.
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Old 08-08-2015, 12:03 PM
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Wouldn't the lumps of the frayed seams be bothersome when you're standing at the sink? I think I might end up tripping over it.
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Old 08-08-2015, 12:45 PM
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Quilter's flannel is usually made of cotton, so if you want a cotton quilt you could still use flannel. I've used corduroy in rag quilts (mixed with flannel) and have seen many made with homespun, which frays well. But I tend to agree with thimblebug that a rag quilt might not be comfortable to stand on, and it might also slide around easily, which could cause someone to fall. I have a couple of quilts that I made from heavier fabric samples (the kind you might use for upholstery) and I use them as throw rugs, but not in high traffic areas.
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I would also be concerned about the rug not staying in place when used by a kktchen si
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I didn't even think about it being uncomfortable to stand on, thanks for bringing that up. I have some non-skid woven stuff that I bought at Joanne's to keep rugs from slipping around, thought I would use that. May have to re-think this whole thing
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