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Thread: Rag quilts

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    Senior Member DeniseP's Avatar
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    I have only made rag quilts with flannel. Does anyone make them out of just plain cotton? Do they look as nice?

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    Lots of people do. I prefer flannel, but that is just me.

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    Plain cotton doesn't rag as nicely.

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    I have used cotton on the top and bottom, but used flannel as batting to help the seams rag better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Plain cotton doesn't rag as nicely.
    I agree, and I just like the cuddly flannel.

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    I have used homespun in a rag quilt

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    I guess I will stick to the flannel, too!

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    I guess I will stick to the flannel, too!

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    I use both homespun and flannel in mine. I'm working on one as we speak/type!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SherriB
    I have used cotton on the top and bottom, but used flannel as batting to help the seams rag better.

    I have done it this way and they turn out really nice.

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    A layer of cotton on top of two layers of flannel works nicely too :D:D:D

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    My first rag quilt was out of denim squares, cut from used jeans I bought at thrift store; also I had some miscellaneous cotton that I cut to use as backing; also I had some "duck" that I incorporated into quilt as squares also....because ignorance is bliss, Ididn't have a clue about what I was doing,but the quilt turned out delightful ! In this same quilt I had cut some squares from flannel shirts I got at thrift stores also.....

    I sewed them all together, snipped the seams and took to a local laundromat to wash and dry.....I'm really pleased with the outcome. It is nice and heavy and I will use it this winter......what I've made would be great if I had a real "country" theme....next one will be made out of cottons/flannel/duck that will fringe and be more fitting with my decor......

    I've actually been to Lewiston Maine...my daughter was a camp counselor at Chop Point in Woolrich during the summers she was in college....I went up each summer to not only to spend time with her but sight see as well.....we went to Acadia and kennebunkport as well.....went to a street festival in Yarmouth (???)....I could really live there, despite the cold winters.

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    Flannel is the best

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    They come out a little different when made with cotton fabrics but they are nice too.

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    How many years has it been since you've been here? Just nosey!

    Quote Originally Posted by Honeynga
    My first rag quilt was out of denim squares, cut from used jeans I bought at thrift store; also I had some miscellaneous cotton that I cut to use as backing; also I had some "duck" that I incorporated into quilt as squares also....because ignorance is bliss, Ididn't have a clue about what I was doing,but the quilt turned out delightful ! In this same quilt I had cut some squares from flannel shirts I got at thrift stores also.....

    I sewed them all together, snipped the seams and took to a local laundromat to wash and dry.....I'm really pleased with the outcome. It is nice and heavy and I will use it this winter......what I've made would be great if I had a real "country" theme....next one will be made out of cottons/flannel/duck that will fringe and be more fitting with my decor......

    I've actually been to Lewiston Maine...my daughter was a camp counselor at Chop Point in Woolrich during the summers she was in college....I went up each summer to not only to spend time with her but sight see as well.....we went to Acadia and kennebunkport as well.....went to a street festival in Yarmouth (???)....I could really live there, despite the cold winters.

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