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    I know i'm being lazy, but would a flannel quilt "rag" if i don't cut the snips?

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    Probably not rag in a good way. It rags nicely and looks good when you clip the edges, so it would be worth it to go to the extra effort.

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    I'm thinking it would just fray and look not so pretty

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyG
    Probably not rag in a good way. It rags nicely and looks good when you clip the edges, so it would be worth it to go to the extra effort.
    ditto

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    <- been there, tried that. It was ugly. Trust me, you want to take the time and snip it.

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    Ok thanks. I guess i knew i really needed to cut it...but i really don't like that part. Oh well, a'cutting i will go. Lol

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    Ok thanks. I guess i knew i really needed to cut it...but i really don't like that part. Oh well, a'cutting i will go. Lol

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    Do you have spring scissors? They make the work a lot easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    Do you have spring scissors? They make the work a lot easier.
    They sure do, particularly if you have wrist problems.

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    Do you know anyone with the Accuquilt GO? And who has the rag die cut? WOW, it rocks.....makes my life easier and keeps your hand from all the aching after all the cutting!!! I was hesisated to spend $60.00 for the die, but it was worth it. If you lived closed to me, I would share :)

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    I couldn't cut those with scissors even if I wanted to.

    I invested in the Go and Studio and have purchased all rag quilt dies they had.

    Saves alot of time and pain using those dies.

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    I've accidentally missed a row when ragging in the past. Didn't do a thing. If you want a true rag look, gotta cut it. Do you have special rag quilt snips? JoAnn's carries them! Save on your hands for sure!

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    I've made a few rag quilts and you know what is crazy ? I LOVE the snipping process ! Get me a big glass of icy Diet Coke, settle into my chair with my spring loaded scissors and snip snip away...of course, can't to it all in one sitting.....nutso. My LQS has dies for a rag quilt, just haven't been able to really afford to have them cut fabric; besides I don't know how to prepare fabric for them to cut, but that is another story I'm sure...

    happy snipping !

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    Get the Fiskars rag quilt snips. They make it easy to do while you're watching TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    <- been there, tried that. It was ugly. Trust me, you want to take the time and snip it.
    Ditto :) :( :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honeynga
    I've made a few rag quilts and you know what is crazy ? I LOVE the snipping process ! Get me a big glass of icy Diet Coke, settle into my chair with my spring loaded scissors and snip snip away...of course, can't to it all in one sitting.....nutso. My LQS has dies for a rag quilt, just haven't been able to really afford to have them cut fabric; besides I don't know how to prepare fabric for them to cut, but that is another story I'm sure...

    happy snipping !
    I kind of enjoy the 'snipping' process, also. It gives me a very good reason to park myself in front of the TV and watch a movie! And, since I look like I am being very productive, nobody says a word.

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    It would rag because that is the nature of the beast. By snipping it you can control it. You can use fleece to get the rag look and it doesn't rag. I let my accuquilt do the work for me

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    Yep, The spring loaded snips make the job a whole lot easier.

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    I have the rag die for the GO and boy does it save time and my hands! The snips are already cut before I sew. After sewing I'm done.

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    Ditto on this. I got so that I'd cut a whole bunch of different fabric and put together blocks and then put them in a bin and then when I needed a quilt in a hurry I'd pull out the bin and pick out blocks that went for what I needed boy/girl, etc. If I have time I also have the Baby die and the insect die and I'd applique designs on the back for the baby to play with before it's big enough to use the other side. I get a lot of rave reviews for my rag quilts and making them this way saves me alot of rushing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athomenow
    Get the Fiskars rag quilt snips. They make it easy to do while you're watching TV.
    I was given a pair of those Fiskars rag snips by a quilting buddy. Have even nipped others' rag quilts for them. And I have arthritis in my hands/fingers! Cheaper and easier that the AccuQuilt Go, which I can't even turn.

    ali

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg
    Ditto on this. I got so that I'd cut a whole bunch of different fabric and put together blocks and then put them in a bin and then when I needed a quilt in a hurry I'd pull out the bin and pick out blocks that went for what I needed boy/girl, etc. If I have time I also have the Baby die and the insect die and I'd applique designs on the back for the baby to play with before it's big enough to use the other side. I get a lot of rave reviews for my rag quilts and making them this way saves me alot of rushing.
    SO, tomorrow (Mon) I'm going to my LQS and ask how much they'll charge for cutting my rag quilt squares.....OR wonder if she'll just let me do the work and cut my own. i think it is a GREAT idea to have a bunch of them made up and stashed ready to put together a quilt at a moment's notice ! The other 4 rags that I've made I've sewn together in an afternoon and spent and evening or afternoon snipping them while watching tv ! I could get really excited about having the pieces ready to go !

    Thanks for the suggestion !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honeynga
    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg
    Ditto on this. I got so that I'd cut a whole bunch of different fabric and put together blocks and then put them in a bin and then when I needed a quilt in a hurry I'd pull out the bin and pick out blocks that went for what I needed boy/girl, etc. If I have time I also have the Baby die and the insect die and I'd applique designs on the back for the baby to play with before it's big enough to use the other side. I get a lot of rave reviews for my rag quilts and making them this way saves me alot of rushing.
    SO, tomorrow (Mon) I'm going to my LQS and ask how much they'll charge for cutting my rag quilt squares.....OR wonder if she'll just let me do the work and cut my own. i think it is a GREAT idea to have a bunch of them made up and stashed ready to put together a quilt at a moment's notice ! The other 4 rags that I've made I've sewn together in an afternoon and spent and evening or afternoon snipping them while watching tv ! I could get really excited about having the pieces ready to go !

    Thanks for the suggestion !
    Before I got mine the LQS here charged about $20 an hour. It is so worth it. You can get alot done in that time. What I would do is get the measurements from them as to how wide the strips should be so that if you have them pre-cut you'll have more time to just cut. If they have the large cutter then you can cut more than the 2 to 3 recommended for flannel. Good luck. FYI. If you use batting for the batting (sometimes I do and sometimes I don't) you can also cut this on the cutter but not with the rag die. You don't want the snips in the batting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AliKat
    Quote Originally Posted by athomenow
    Get the Fiskars rag quilt snips. They make it easy to do while you're watching TV.
    I was given a pair of those Fiskars rag snips by a quilting buddy. Have even nipped others' rag quilts for them. And I have arthritis in my hands/fingers! Cheaper and easier that the AccuQuilt Go, which I can't even turn.

    ali
    These will beat Fiskars. The absolutely best I've ever used for cutting rag quilts. You won't know how great they are until you use them.
    http://www.allcraftsupplies.com/spri...ips-6-1-2.html

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