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Thread: First Rag Quilt

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    First Rag Quilt

    Finished my first rag quilt yesterday and it was so much fun to make! I cut my squares at 7 1/2" and used a 1" seam allowance. Next time I'm going to cut the squares just a bit smaller and maybe not use such a large seam allowance but I'm still happy with the way this one turned out. (Can see how these can become quite addictive.) I've ordered some green flannel with cars and trucks on it, along with 3 solid blending colors, to make one for my grandson. By the way...approximately how many washes and dryings does it take before these quit "shedding"? I'm on the 4th wash and dry now.
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    Very pretty.

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    Beautiful! One thing I want to do this year is make a rag quilt. So I bookmarked this thread as inspiration. m

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    Love it!!!
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    Rag quilts are sort of like cats, they keep shedding. Cute quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Rag quilts are sort of like cats, they keep shedding. Cute quilt.
    I was afraid someone was going to say this. LOL!!
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    I have one that is a few years old that still sheds a bit... but compared to the dog hair that comes off it in the dryer... piece of cake

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    Quote Originally Posted by shnnn View Post
    I have one that is a few years old that still sheds a bit... but compared to the dog hair that comes off it in the dryer... piece of cake
    LOL!! You have a very good point about the dog hair. I have that problem also. I always tell people that when they come in my house they will leave with hair on them.
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    Very cute and cuddly quilt, love your color choice. I've got to make myself one of these someday soon.
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    Love the colors in this one! I haven't made a rag quilt yet. Yours looks so soft and cuddly!
    "It is what it is!"

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    awesome quilt! never thought to do a rag quilt..hmmm, might need to add that to my ever growing list of project to do one day!
    I quilt for my sanity!

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    Beautiful quilt.

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    WOW! It turned out very pretty!
    I've got one on my list, too!!

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    That is so beautiful! Where did you get the flannel? I'm having trouble finding flannel I like, & yours is beautiful.

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    Lovely colours. They are so snuggly aren't they!
    Home is where the heart is, and a few scrappy quilts.

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    Very sweet fabrics and looks so soft and cuddly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by icecreamwithdrawal View Post
    That is so beautiful! Where did you get the flannel? I'm having trouble finding flannel I like, & yours is beautiful.
    Here's a great site and their prices are fantastic! FlannelWorld.com I just ordered the flannel from them for my grandson's rag quilt. Mine is made from the Moda Ruby collection. I don't remember where I ordered it though.
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    I just found another site that has loads of flannel. It's http://flannelqueen.com/index.htm.
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    Love your rag quilt, did you use anything in the middle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Granna of 5 View Post
    Love your rag quilt, did you use anything in the middle?
    I used up some left over batting I had. I don't remember what brand but it's not anything real heavy.
    Kim

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    Very pretty.

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    lovely ,great colors
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    love it, and YES they can be addicting. I have made several, lots of fun to make
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    Beautiful, I really like the colors, great job.
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