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Thread: I-Spy Rag Quilts - FOUR done!

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    I-Spy Rag Quilts - FOUR done!

    My four Grandchildren will be getting I-Spy Rag quilts (lap size) for Christmas. These are my first attempts and I LOVE the way they turned out. I washed and dried them at the laundro-mat, thanks to suggestions from the Board! I did learn several things along the way...If I make any more, I will reinforce the joining seams, and double stitch around outside edge. I found I had to go back and do this as a couple places were starting to pull apart. Live and learn.
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    SO cute! The grandkids will love them. Great job!

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    Very cute!!
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    Very nice. Are they flannel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GagaSmith View Post
    Very nice. Are they flannel?
    The fronts are all made from a variety of "fun" cotton fabrics, and the backs are two-toned flannels in a "checker-board" pattern, such as this one. I used Warm and Natural batting scraps that I got at a yard sale for $1.00
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    Really cute, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    So cute! I know the grands will love them! It's always special to kids to have their own quilt and with pictures they love, it's even more special!!
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    nice l spy quilts

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    Love it !!

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    Love them! Great job!!

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    Very cute! They will love them.

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    Really great job, love them!!!!

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    Great idea for rag quilts! Love your fabric and color choices. Thanks for the tips on reinforcing the joining seems and the outer seam. I've made three rag quilts but haven't heard of any problems with them yet. Maybe their owners are too polite to mention it. Thanks for sharing.
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    Oh what a cute idea. My grand kids would love one of those. Thanks for sharing.

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    The quilts are really cute!

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    Fun quilts! I still need to try a rag quilt - your's are great. The grandkids will love them
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    Super rag quilts! Super ISpys!
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    Adorable and aren't you one to be thinking ahead!

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    Great job. Lot's of cutting. Hope you had the special shears!!!
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    Cute!! I'm thinking of making a rag quilt, maybe using up some old jeans. I live in a hot climate, though, so I'm not sure if that would be too much.

    But I have a question about rag quilts that I just can't get out of my brain. I know the entire purpose of them is to ravel and get all fluffy. But do they continue to ravel? Has anyone had a quilt just come apart from all this raveling? Or does it stabilize after awhile?

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    Quote Originally Posted by His_Grace View Post
    Cute!! I'm thinking of making a rag quilt, maybe using up some old jeans. I live in a hot climate, though, so I'm not sure if that would be too much.

    But I have a question about rag quilts that I just can't get out of my brain. I know the entire purpose of them is to ravel and get all fluffy. But do they continue to ravel? Has anyone had a quilt just come apart from all this raveling? Or does it stabilize after awhile?
    That is funny that you should ask, as I just had someone ask me that last week. I am assuming the raveling eventually stops, but this is my first attempt at a rag quilt. I would think the line of stitching in the seam would only let it go so far, but we have all had seams in clothing rip out at stress points (seat of pants, perhaps?) so I really don't know. Any one else know about this?
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    Love them! You did a wonderful job on all of them.
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    Fun quilts! They will love them!

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