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    Love it! Beautiful job. I would have a hard time letting it go too!!! Thanks for sharing.

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    very pretty. i really love those colors
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    Love it!!!

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    That is beautiful. Is it flannels?
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    Very pretty rag quilt. The colors are great especially for fall. Sue.

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    Love the colors.

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    ok, i will try and answer all the questions...if i leave anything out, please let me know!

    this was made with all cottons and muslin for the back. i use cotton batting squares in the middle. i always cut my batting about 2 inches smaller than my squares (or rectangles). I have only used 6 inch squares because that's the width of my ruler and it just makes it easier. this is the first quilt where i use rectangles along the edge, and i really like it! it frames the quilt i think. My seams are always 1/2 inch. i use rag scissors from Fons and Porter to clip all the seams and i wash it about two times to start the "ragging". i sew all the sqares in a row, then sew the rows together taking care to match up your seams first. after the whole thing is sewn together, i do a final 1/2 inch around the entire edge. you make your rectangles the same way you do your squares. in this case, i think they measured 4 x 6. i did use a batting strip in between the rectangle layers, however i think i will leave that out the next time.

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    Beautiful!!

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    Absolutely gorgeous. I wouldn't want to part with it either.

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    Wow, that is beautiful!!! Yep, it would be hard to let that one go! I got the material to make two of them, just need to find the time.

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    Beautiful rich tones! I'm so used to doing 10" squares initially, that I never even entertained the idea of smaller and an around the world pattern. Very nice.
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    Love your quilt and the color combo is great. You did a wonderful job on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orangeroom View Post
    Beautiful rich tones! I'm so used to doing 10" squares initially, that I never even entertained the idea of smaller and an around the world pattern. Very nice.
    bigger squares are just fine to use, you wouldnt have to use as many squares to achieve the size you want. but, if you want smaller squares, i found that 6 inches is big enough to show off the fabric and is pleasing to the eye.

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    Love it!! very pretty colors, and thanks for directions too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum View Post
    Wow, that is beautiful!!! Yep, it would be hard to let that one go! I got the material to make two of them, just need to find the time.
    what i usually do is take two or three days and get all the dreaded cutting out of the way. then i sew.

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    Your rag quilt is gorgeous....love your colors!
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    What type of fabric did you use and is it 2 layers or 3. I made a flannel baby quilt using 3 layers of flannel and had a real hard time on my sewing machine, until I bought a different type pressure foot. Your's is beautiful and I would like to try another one. I'm just now doing the clipping. That's taking as long as the quilting almost.

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    love it, keep it, Barb
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    Love the quilt! Especially like the way you have a border effect!

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    Oh I want to snuggle right now in the quilt. Very nice and I like the colors very much.
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    Love your rag quilt!!!! The colors couldn't be any better, and love that you used all one color on the back!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judyth View Post
    What type of fabric did you use and is it 2 layers or 3. I made a flannel baby quilt using 3 layers of flannel and had a real hard time on my sewing machine, until I bought a different type pressure foot. Your's is beautiful and I would like to try another one. I'm just now doing the clipping. That's taking as long as the quilting almost.
    post #32 on page 4 of this thread...i gave all the details.

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    thank you for all your great comments! i love reading them!

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    i forgot to add...i use the UHU brand washable glue stick too when i put the three layers together for each square. just a dab in the middle. it will wash out when you wash the quilt. it just helps with keeping the layers together and avoid alot of shifting when your sewing.

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    I love your quilt and especially the way you bordered it.I have made a few of these but never had a finishing border on them.Thank you for sharing you quilt, and I hope you don't mind if I use your idea for the border on the next ones I may make.

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