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Old 10-07-2010, 03:07 PM
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Ok, so as soon as I find the rest of the flannel I need, I am going to make my oldest DD a rag quilt for Christmas. She has requested Chocolate brown and maroon. I bought some beautiful chocolate brown, but haven't found the perfect maroon yet. Anyway, I was wondering, I have most of the steps for a rag quilt down, but, what type of border or binding do you use. I guess what I am asking is,
how do you finish it?

Thanks for any information you can give me. :)
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Old 10-07-2010, 03:12 PM
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You can bind it or sew around the edges a 1/2" in, and clip the sides too.
Both ways look nice :D:D:D
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Old 10-07-2010, 03:13 PM
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I usually just rag the edges, I don't border or bind. But I do sew all the way around the quilt far enough in so the thread doesn't get cut when I cut the outer edge, usually about an inch in.
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Old 10-07-2010, 03:23 PM
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I like the sound of just sewing around the edge and ragging it. Thanks.
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I don't border or bind. I just stitch around and clip the outsides.
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Old 10-07-2010, 05:46 PM
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I'm glad you asked because I will be making my first one and hadn't thought about the border.
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:29 PM
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What's nice about these is that borders and bindings aren't necessary.
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:09 PM
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The rag quilts i've made and my future ones have the ragged edge. And with my new scissors i got make it go souper fast.
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I am soooo glad to hear that this quilt will be even faster, 'cause no need for a border. Thanks everyone for your help.
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Thank you for asking this question, i am collecting information and fabric to try this one.
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