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Thread: Rag Quilt Question

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    Quote Originally Posted by galvestonangel
    I also cut my batting smaller than the block. The X takes care of keeping it in place and it doesn't make the seam bulky.
    Me too.

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    I have made several but haven't used batting, making them more of a summer weight using the "x" in across the block and a 1/2" seam; sorry I'm not much help.

    rachel, how big did you cut your squares to not use the "x"??

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    I use flannel in the middle but also cut the inside square 1 inch less than the square. For example square is 8 inches, inside square is 7.

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    Lots of different ideas on this one. I have never made a rag quilt, but am dying to try one. Thank you all for your ideas.

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    i have made two rag baby quilts. the first i used three layers of flannel the second one just two. i myself preferred the second one - less bulky and easier to work with.

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    Me too, have done around 30+ of these and you can do interesting things by using a different colour/s in the middle layer. Have started to use pink/s for girls, etc. Have also used up scraps by joining them (lapping with zig zag) so you can gets lots of colour combos in the 'shaggy' bits.Did do one with four layers for a 19 yo grandson mostly in plaids, was good but a bit tough snipping the seams. He says he loves it
    Quote Originally Posted by CorgiNole
    Quote Originally Posted by athenagwis
    I am not much help because I don't use batting. I use 3 layers of flannel and just do the 1/2 inch seams. I don't do the X or anything. They have held up really well for me.

    Rachel
    The two I've done also use flannel instead of batting and I stitch it together this way. The instructions I've seen for using batting is to cut so that it is inside the seams and then stitch the X to keep the batting from bunching up. I like the flannel because I can add another color and texture in the fringe.

    Cheers, K

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    dglvr, I love your puppy rag quilt! I have seen a turtle rag quilt, but not a puppy quilt. It is just so cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dglvr
    Quote Originally Posted by biloxigirl
    Quote Originally Posted by dglvr
    Quote Originally Posted by CoriAmD
    Quote Originally Posted by CoriAmD
    DGLVR - that bear quilt is adorable!
    ooops, maybe it's a dog! ha ha ha
    Yeah its a dog. Thanks. Glad you like it. :thumbup:
    Can you make the rag quilts with regular 100% cotton? I have the pattern but would rather work with cotton and not flannel.
    Yes you can use just regular 100% cotton. Do not wash your fabric first. When your done cutting it to rag it thats when you wash it. I take mine outside and shake it really good first to keep some of the strings from getting in my washer and dryer.
    Or I take mine to a laundry mat so I don't get all the strings from the fabric in my washer and dryer. :thumbup:
    I generally use 100% cotton on each side with flannel in the middle and DEFINITELY go to the laundromat for the first wash & dry. Cheaper than getting a plumber out...

    Cheers, K

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    I also use flannel but cut all the same size. Did not have to put the X in the middle.I like them without it and the flannel does give extra fringe which I really like.Here is one that I did for my GD. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-34270-1.htm
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