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Thread: Rag quilt ?

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    Has anyone ever made a raggy quilt with just one piece flannel per block, no back or batting?

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    wouldn't it be a raggy sheet?

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    Nope I haven't. I am actually getting ready to make a rag quilt. Mine will have cotton on top batting in middle and either flannel or cotton on bottom.

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    I've made rag quilts but not without a flannel middle and flannel backing. I strongly recommend you get yourself some of those spring-loaded scissors. I think they are even called rag quilt scissors by Friskars. Your wrist and forarms will get a good work out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    wouldn't it be a raggy sheet?
    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    So you would sew the squares together and basically the back would be the front after you clipped the exposed larger seam allowances? Is that the plan?

    I can't think of any reason it wouldn't work.

    I would probably stitch around the whole thing to create an outer seam allowance (as those edges are sewn-in or attached to another block) before I started clipping.

    What kind of flannel are you using? Printed or solid?

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    I would use a pink plaid 10 inch sq alternating with solid 10 inch squares it would just be very light weight? Idk thought I'd see what you guys thought

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    many lqs carry accu go which has a rag quilt template that will cut the 5" squares and rag them. Much easier!

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    ha ha ha !!! yes!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    wouldn't it be a raggy sheet?

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    It won't rag as well with only one layer of flannel :wink: :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by tina romero masters
    Has anyone ever made a raggy quilt with just one piece flannel per block, no back or batting?
    I haven't. I make mine using flannel (cheap flannel I got for $1.00 yd) instead of batting between the top and bottom fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    It won't rag as well with only one layer of flannel :wink: :D:D:D
    Excellent point.

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    Yep i have the 8 1/2" rag cutter and i sell the precuts.
    Quote Originally Posted by lfstamper
    many lqs carry accu go which has a rag quilt template that will cut the 5" squares and rag them. Much easier!

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    I have never done it with one piece of fabric for each block but I do use one piece of flannel and one piece of denim per block no need to stitch any where but the seams and no batting is needed It is very warm this way and saves steps

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    you need some (substance) to have the raggy edges- if you only stitch single squares of flannel together then clip the seam there will be a little bit of fray but nothing with substance- it will within a couple washes fray away right to your stitching line and just be some strings sticking out.
    many of us when making raggy quilts are looking for materials to add more layers without making the quilt too heavy--

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    Thanxs everyone, I will use flannel on top and bottom and skip the batting to keep it lighter! I'm makin what they call a warm fuzzy for a group of kids in an A lateen program . When one of the children is sharing about a hard time there having with there addict parent or family member another child wraps them in a warm fuzzy. It's great to see the children getting stronger and supporting each other thru shared harder times.

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    duplicate post, sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tina romero masters
    Thanxs everyone, I will use flannel on top and bottom and skip the batting to keep it lighter! I'm makin what they call a warm fuzzy for a group of kids in an A lateen program . When one of the children is sharing about a hard time there having with there addict parent or family member another child wraps them in a warm fuzzy. It's great to see the children getting stronger and supporting each other thru shared harder times.
    aww, that's nice.

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    I made a rag quilt with flannel for the front and back (no batting) because it was for my DGD who lives in a very warm climate. It came out great and ragged nicely. It's very warm!

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    What a wonderful project you are making! I have used just 2 layers of flannel, and that works really well.

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    I wondered about doing that with just jeans fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfstamper
    many lqs carry accu go which has a rag quilt template that will cut the 5" squares and rag them. Much easier!
    Nice, but that is a luxury I can't afford. :lol:

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