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Old 12-14-2006, 06:12 AM
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What is it exactly? :?:
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Old 12-14-2006, 07:26 AM
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I am working on a jean rag quilt. You cut squares of old jeans and squares of old flannel. stack a piece of flannel on each jean square. sew each two sqares to the same. The seam will be your top side. Continue to whatever size you want. You can put little snips in each seam to make it fray more. [ the seams are on the jean side and this is the top.] You are always sewing two wrong sides together. No binding or filling required
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Old 12-14-2006, 07:52 AM
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thank you, very clear explaination
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Old 12-15-2006, 03:40 PM
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http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpatternsprojects/ss/rag_quilt.htm

The above is a link to a site I stumbed upon, much like I found this awesome Quilter's Board!
I think the idea of a rag quilt is so wonderful. It may just be something I get into after I get my house cleaned up some and get things back in order...I have two small children that've been really sick lately...they come first, and the house looks awful! The house will be here for cleaning later, though!
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Old 12-21-2006, 01:51 PM
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I made several flannel rag quilts. Mini to fit little doll beds. So quick, so much fun. I made a twin bed size and just quilted a star in the center of each rectangle with embrodery thread.
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Old 12-28-2006, 02:20 AM
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I have made several rag quilts, out of various material, I've also made 2 rag coats, These where patch work rag coats. I made them about 4yrs ago. One for my sister and one for myself. I wear mine still. I'm cold nature and I wear mine around the house and sometimes to the store, but mainly around the house, I did'nt take great pains in picking the fabric when I made mine, But I plan on another one, and taking more time to pick the fabric as well as personalizing it, with some of my own ideas. I used batting in mine, but not in my sisters. I never fail to hear someone say, Where did you get that? When I wear it to the store or out for a quick trip to my friends. It really is a neat little coat.
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Old 12-28-2006, 04:35 AM
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Hi Everyone :)
when you make a rag quilt do you put batting in the middle of it?? I was thinking of making one for my grandaughter but the batting in the middle seems to thick. Have you ever made one with just flannel and no batting?
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now I've heard of string quilts, what are they?
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Old 12-28-2006, 04:57 AM
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I have made rag quilts and rag coats with and without batting, My sister did'nt want batting in her coat, I did. As with quilts, I think it's a preference. I don't find that it's to thick, I use low loft batting, 1/4" loft. The quilts are warmer with the batting.
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Please let me know what a string quilt is.?!
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