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Old 03-05-2010, 05:52 AM
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Can anyone tell me where I can get some info on how to put together a rag t-shirt quilt. Any help would be REALLY appreciated!! :)
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A tee shirt won't rag, it also needs to be "stabilized" before you were able to work with it.
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:08 AM
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Hi, I have already stabilized the t-shirts but I know I saw somewhere that you could attach the flannel fabric to the t-shirt and then it would rag-up, just not sure how to attach it to my squares to make the seam. I hope I'm explaining this good enough.
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The flannel would "rag" but the tee shirt wouldn't.
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by quiltylori
Can anyone tell me where I can get some info on how to put together a rag t-shirt quilt. Any help would be REALLY appreciated!! :)
I found this once on making a t-shirt quilt. See attachment.
Hope it helps. It is very short instructions for those wondering since it's just a download.

T-Shirt Quilt Instructions
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:12 AM
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So you would just use the flannel as the backing for each block, sew the blocks together with seams showing on the t-shirt side. When you clip, the flannel will rag. Use SEARCH at the top of this page & type in rag quilts if you need more direction.
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by quiltylori
Hi, I have already stabilized the t-shirts but I know I saw somewhere that you could attach the flannel fabric to the t-shirt and then it would rag-up, just not sure how to attach it to my squares to make the seam. I hope I'm explaining this good enough.
Here is a link about making rag quilts with flannel. Maybe it will help. Good Luck!

http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpa.../rag_quilt.htm
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So if I understand it correctly, using flannel as the backing, once it "rags" after washing the seam from the t shirt fabric would not show on the front? Is that correct?
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Originally Posted by dakotamaid
So if I understand it correctly, using flannel as the backing, once it "rags" after washing the seam from the t shirt fabric would not show on the front? Is that correct?
I think it depends on how you sew it....if you attach the flannel as sashing to each t-shirt (to make each square the same size) and then layer your squares your batting (flannel again on the inside) and backing...I don't think the t-shirt seams will show..hmmmm, I found under "search" a lady who made one of these and she is helping me out. I typed in t-shirt rag quilt.
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Originally Posted by pocoellie
The flannel would "rag" but the tee shirt wouldn't.
I agree.
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