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One More Question Regarding Rag Quilts

Old 02-16-2012, 04:40 PM
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I have sewn the X's and am ready to sew the blocks together. Do I sew from edge to edge or leave 1/2" at each end? And when I sew the rows together, what do I do with the corner seams on each set of blocks sewn together. Do I open up the edges and sew across them? Did I ask that right?????
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:24 PM
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I've made one rag quilt. I've used a 1/2" seam, and I just sew across the seams on the corners, then cut them along with everything else. It turned out really nice! I used the tutorial Missouri Star Quilt Co. had on YouTube when I was making mine and would definitely recommend it. Jenny is a great teacher!!
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:32 PM
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I have made a couple but forgot about how to. sorry, It sounds like you got help from Mama02011.
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:13 PM
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I do the same as Mama02011...once you get going it will all fall into place.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:26 PM
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Yep, I also do like mama02011. First I sew the blocks in rows, going all the way across the block on each side. Then I sew the rows together. It all comes out when you use the rag snips and looks great.

I also take my finished quilt to the laundromat, wet it, put it in the dryer without any heat til I get rid of enough of the loose threads. Of course, I have to empty the dryer frequently. Once there isn't much more threads I actually dry the quilt. Much better than clogging up my machines.

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