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Thread: Need advice on Flannel Rag quilt options

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    Super Member SherriB's Avatar
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    I have made rag quilts both ways. My favorite way is to use flannel as the batting. I made raq quilts from cotton and used flannel for batting and it turned out very nicely. Gave the fringe a fluffier look than only cotton would have.

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    Still haven't gotten around to making one of these yet, but I would really like to put one together for my eldest DD for Christmas. She has dropped a hint or two that makes me think she wants one. Thanks for all the advice. I just need to finish a few things first and then I do think I will start one.

    Have a great day!

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    Lady T - I really like the edges of your second rag quilt - I've never seen that done before. Love the pinks & greens together too.

    I'm curious if anyone else does not sew the X - would sure save time. And if no X what size block?

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    Quote Originally Posted by annmarie
    Lady T - I really like the edges of your second rag quilt - I've never seen that done before. Love the pinks & greens together too.

    I'm curious if anyone else does not sew the X - would sure save time. And if no X what size block?
    If you use a piece of flannel for the batting and it's the same size as your outside squares, you may not need to sew the X but it does help to hold the 3 layers together when you go to sew the rows together. If you use cotton batting for the center,( which is cut one inch smaller than the outer squares when you use a 1/2 inch seam allowance), you must sew an X otherwise the batting will bunch up into a ball if it isn't secured.

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    I made one with two layers of flannel with one layer of batting and it was too heavy. Since then I've made quite a few with just the two layers of flannel.

    Most I sewed with an "X" but one one I played with and did different designs in each block. I made houses, flowers, names, trees, and all kinds of fun stuff.

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    I made one with two layers of flannel with one layer of batting and it was too heavy. Since then I've made quite a few with just the two layers of flannel.

    Most I sewed with an "X" but one one I played with and did different designs in each block. I made houses, flowers, names, trees, and all kinds of fun stuff.

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    I have made alot of rag quilts with just flannel on one side and denim on the other with no filling! They were appreciated and warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joellenc
    I have made alot of rag quilts with just flannel on one side and denim on the other with no filling! They were appreciated and warm.
    Did you sew the x in the middle?

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