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    Senior Member Catherine Marie's Avatar
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    Who would have thought that rag quilts were so incredibly fast and easy to make??? I'm not a fan of the long arm, so my quilts have been hand stitched or stitch in the ditch or QAYG but now I have found another great way to make a quilt and still be so pleased with the outcome. Here is my- TAH! DAH! first rag quilt ever and the first of many many to come- baby quilts, lap quilts, etc. Hope you like it. It is a birthday gift and I didn't know the person liked turquoise until recently, so, whew!, she'll like this.
    But really, rag quilts ROCK!
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    Looks great, soft and cuddly. I want to try this with a bunch on Minky scraps I have. Directions?

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    I love this quilt. The colors are fabulous. Great job.

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    Love it!

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    Like the colors a lot and your choice of fabric design.
    Great job. I should get brave!

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    Great Job!!!! I have one, but don't the time to start it.

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    aren't rag quilts the best!!!! i also found a reversible tote pattern that one side is raggy and the inside is regular. i love it! plus it is so much fun to make. i like to do my snipping while watching tv. word of advice- invest in some snippers. i lost my small set and bought a larger one and hate it!

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    Very nice. I have made a couple and love them for a quick project. I love the color of this. fantastic.

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    I have never made one bit it is on my to do list. Yours is just lovely.

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    Came out great!

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    Pattern is: 8x8 squares for top and backing, 6x6 squares for between the top and bottom, sandwiched the back, batting, and top together, sewed a criss cross pattern corner to corner to secure the three layers, plunked down the squares in a pattern, sewed each row together, and then clipped with my spring loaded clippers. Washed, dried, and voila! ( that's 'There you go' in French LOL). Oh, yes, I also went to Missouri Star and checked out their youtube tutorial, they have the greatest projects.

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    Here is the tutorial I used for making my rag quilt. I just adjusted amounts to make an adult lap quilt. I used 1 yd ( .90cm) of 4 different flannel patterns for the top. I used 2 1/2 yd (2.25m) for the flannel needed for the backing. Sorry, I can't tell you how much I needed for the batting because I had so much left over from other projects. This amount of material made a 6 squares across/9 squares down lap quilt for an adult. It could also be big enough for a twin topper or a really big baby/crib quilt.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0UQg...eature=related

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    Very pretty, good idea for me to use up pieces of batting.

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    Your quilt is beautiful. I love those colors. I made some totes using some of those fabrics and some others. Love it.

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    It looks wonderful. I love your colors.

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    love your colors nice job maureen

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    Yes...when I also discovered how easy they were, I made 7 of them. My poor hands from all that clipping. But I was able to use them for some wedding gifts to acquaintances.

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    Love the quilt! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the link!

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    I've been wanting to do a rag - now you've inspired me even more! Can't wait to start. Yours looks wonderfull. Pretty colors, soft and cuddly. Thanks for sharing.

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    Beautiful colors~!

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    Beautiful colors!

    I love doing rag quilts. The best investment I made was buying the scissors for rag quilts. They make it so much easier on your thumb and hand :)

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    Great job and I love the colors!

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    they are nice

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    Pretty quilt. I love the colors.

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    Beautiful !! Looks soooo soft & cuddlely !! :-D

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