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I am making a rag quilt, please help......

Old 02-19-2009, 06:18 AM
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One important tip I can give you is buy these scissors by Heritage Cutlery
These scissors are a must have for me to make a rag quilt. :D
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:22 AM
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I use both the Fiskar's and the Heritage when clipping my rag quilts.

When I'm clipping a large quilt it's a nice change for my hands to grasp two different size handles.

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Old 02-19-2009, 09:52 AM
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I wash my rag quilts at the laundromat, because of all the lint they put out...don't want to clog my drains at home!! I just made one for my daughter for Christmas with a heart design in the middle. I used flannel and inside, warm and natural batting. I only cut the edges 1/2" instead of the 1" and I like it better.
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:00 PM
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On the one I just finished, I used 1/2" seam allowance. I've decided that if I do another one, I'll have to do 3/4" or 1". I cut through some of the seams when I was stitching! What a mess I had after I washed and dried it - had to re-sew about 8 different places. But it was fun and easy to do. There were 88 8" squares.
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:09 PM
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You got a lot of great advice here.....good luck and be sure to share when you get it done!;.....:-)
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:40 AM
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I use a twin needle when sewing a rag quilt especially when using homespun. That gives me double seams in case I do get to close while snipping into the first one and double seam lines will hold in the wash.
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:13 AM
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Bellaboo, thanks for that idea. I'll try it on the next rag quilt I do.
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:13 AM
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I sewed an X in half the squares and a spiral in the others before putting them into rows. made a nice design across the quilt. have fun :mrgreen:
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Old 02-20-2009, 02:50 PM
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I have a stitch on my phaff that double stitches with single needle.
I wash mine in my dog`s bed pillow case. I use good flannel but some from walmart and I don`t seem to have much to shake out for the birdfs.
I just finished this baby one with 4 inch finished3
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:19 PM
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I rarely get a lot of lint from flannel. The homespun will rag like crazy so check your dryer lint screen every 20 min.
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