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Thread: My Scrapy Rag Quilt Experiment

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    It is finished and right now washing it to really give it that raggedy look.

    As y'all will recall me mentioning couple weeks ago I take scraps of fabric and just start sewing. Some of these scraps I cut using my 8 1/2" rag die.

    I started sewing those rag squares yesterday and finished it up tonight.

    I must say I'm actually surprised at how well it looks. Wasn't sure I'd be able to pull it off or that it would even work.

    It's a 6 x 6 squares in size for total of 36 squares. The front has the scrappy sewed pieces and the back has various batiks mixed in. I did with the back line up the greens and the blues which forms an X with the rest blended in.

    I'm thinking of putting in 4 appliques on the reverse which where the blended batiks are.... either side up and down of the X lined ones. If I do go that route I will have to use a permanent non-sewing fusible like Heat N Bond since sewing in an applique most likely would ruin the front of it. Not sure what the design applique would be if I decide to go that route. If I decide not to than it will be what it is now.

    Once I have washed it a couple times I'll take photo's and upload it here.

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    can't wait to see the pics!!!! I made tons of raggy quilts a few years ago!!!!

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    Sounds great. Looking forward to seeing a picture.

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    OK here are pictures of front and back of it.
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    Very pretty!!!!!!

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    It's awesome!!!!

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    I love raggy quilts and they get used and loved by those I give them to. Good way to use up your scraps.

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    really pretty...

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    oh very pretty, can't wait to get mine done!

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    Pretty

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    That looks great, an organized scrappy.

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    Very nice how it turned...we don't stop surprising ourselves :-D

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    Wow. Making a rag scrappy quilt is something I've not seen before. It turned out great!

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    Oh no another idea to put on my list. Very nice.

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    I love to do scappy and love to do raggy. Who would thought combining the two would turn out so good? Nice job!

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    nice!

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    nice!

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    loking forward to pics

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    Now THAT is how you do a rag quilt! Kudos!

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    i can't wait to see it. :D

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    Oh...I LOVE it. Beautiful bright colors too.

    I've put the first and only one I made on the back burner for now. Still clipping seams...lol. Too many other things I want to make and finish at the moment. I promised myself after Christmas I will finish it.

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    Just beautiful ... love the colors.

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    I love the scrappy rag quilt :)

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    VERY pretty! I guess a rag quilt is going to have to go on my to try list!

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    I'm not a sewer nor a quilter so if I can do this anyone can.

    I'm self teaching myself to sew.

    The first rag quilt I made (doll one for GD) was awful looking IMHO. The second one was much better. Now this scrappy rag came out even better but than I love bright colors mixed in.

    It is more work sewing scraps first, than cutting it using the Go Rag die, and than sewing it again into a rag quilt but was well worth it. I am very pleased and pleasantly surprised at how it turned out.

    I forgot to mention that I wanted to also sew a decorative design on each scrappy square but it did not work well with the batting in between. It pulled it a bit through the back so ditched that idea.

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