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    i made this little rag quilt in just about an hour. will use it for a doll quilt for my grandaughter, but actually made it to sample the fabrics. it is homespun and i needed to see how it would hold up. so far so good.
    will let you know if i make the larger version.
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    nanabirdmo,
    I just love it!
    I love all the rag quilts and other items.
    Did you use batting or fabric or something else inside?
    I started working on one for my DD to take to Kindergarten for nap time.
    Then, my machine started acting up, so it's been put on hold. I wanted the quilt to be light, so I used a very small piece of thin batting in each of the squares.

    Wouldn't these make cute placemats!?!

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    thank you, i love rag quilts too. they are the snuggliest. i use batting. cut it one inch smaller all around than the fabric and use 1 inch seam allowance.
    i'm getting ready to make one out of denim and will probably use flannel on the back with nothing inside. denim is so heavy. the rag flannel i made with batting is pretty heavy and i figure denim would probably weigh a ton:) would love to hear from someone who has made a rag out of denim.

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    What a lucky doll to have such a quilt! Good job nanabirdmo!

    :D :D :D

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    How cute, lucky grandaughter :D :D

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    I have been cutting out denim squares for a rag quilt...someday...
    Flying_V_Goddess made a denim quilt, but it wasn't a raggedy one.
    Someone on here did, I THINK, make one...
    I did a search, but I couldn't find it/them. ?

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    I made a denim rag quilt it was so heavy, my wrists ached from holding it. I used walking foot for some seams and off set them so they would not be so many layers. have fun :roll: :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by ButtercreamCakeArtist
    nanabirdmo,
    I just love it!
    I love all the rag quilts and other items.
    Did you use batting or fabric or something else inside?
    I started working on one for my DD to take to Kindergarten for nap time.
    Then, my machine started acting up, so it's been put on hold. I wanted the quilt to be light, so I used a very small piece of thin batting in each of the squares.

    Wouldn't these make cute placemats!?!
    Funny you mentioned placemats. I made Raggedy John Deere Placemats for my kitchen. I didn't get to take pictures of them, and they are already packed up so I will as soon as we get unpacked..well I jumped ahead of myself..I should say as soon as we get moved. LOL

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    What a beautfiul doll rag quilt! Homespun fabrics always seem to rag the best. Great job!

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    when you have made the rag quilts did you baste your batting in or just pin it? jeanette

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    hi, i cut my fabric squares first then i cut batting 1 inch smaller all the way around. i make a quilt sandwich, then i just sew across corner to corner both directions.this is all the quilting it gets. then after all the blocks are made and "quilted", i sew them together with 1 inch seam allowances. about every other block is a 4 patch, and every other one is a big block the size of the 4 patch. let me try to post a pic of a big rag quilt i made. hope it shows up.
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    thanks i really like your quilt. very nice. jeanette

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    I've made a few. Made a couple of baby ones out of flannel and a couple of twins out of homespun. The ones I've been able to keep track of (my son's homespun and grandson's flannel) have both held up well through at least a couple of washings each. I love making rag quilts, except for the clipping :) Have arthritis in my fingers and the clipping nearly kills my hands. It takes nearly as long to clip the seams as to make the whole quilt! I saw a guy do one on Fons and Porter and he used a weed whacker to get the fraying done. Looked a lot faster and he swore it wouldn't harm the blocks.

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    Your quilts are all very pretty, I like the fabrics you chose. Thank you for the directions.

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    Those are very very pretty. Great Job!

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    oh my goodness, please tell me you are joking :shock: a weed wacker?? like you use in the yard? how did he use it?? would love to see this.
    can't you just see us girls out in the yard going at our quilts with a weed wacker? if i get any more arthritis in my hands i'll need to try it. thanks for sharing. wonder if fons and porter will repeat that one?

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    I love your quilt!!! My great niece has an 'American Girl' doll and has informed me that there is a website to get quilt patterns that fit the doll's time period. Yikes... I looked up the website and found her doll and the quilt- hmm... seems like a lot of work for a doll quilt. I like your idea much better and it makes more sense to me. Is it wrong to lie to a 7 year old about the style of quilt her doll should have? hahahhaa.

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    Like you little quilts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knot Sew
    I made a denim rag quilt it was so heavy, my wrists ached from holding it. I used walking foot for some seams and off set them so they would not be so many layers. have fun :roll: :D
    I like working with Denim. Love Rag quilts but they are heavy.

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    Pretty and comfy looking!

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    you will make some little one very happy

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    It's adorable!!

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    Really cute doll quilt!
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