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Thread: One More Question Regarding Rag Quilts

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    Super Member wendiq's Avatar
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    May 2009
    No. California

    One More Question Regarding Rag Quilts

    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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    Junior Member MamaO2011's Avatar
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    Sep 2011
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    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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    Super Member sewingsuz's Avatar
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    Nov 2010
    I have made a couple but forgot about how to. sorry, It sounds like you got help from Mama02011.
    Asking a seamstress to mend is like asking Picasso to paint your garage.

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    Power Poster earthwalker's Avatar
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    Perth, Western Australia
    I do the same as Mama02011...once you get going it will all fall into place.

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    Super Member AliKat's Avatar
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    Phoenix, AZ
    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.

    Have fun quilting! If it isn't fun, you will miss a lot.

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