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Thread: My First Rag Quilt...

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    I decided to try making a rag quilt and I finished it today... it is called Java Jive because the fabrics all have a Coffee theme... bought for the color not the theme by my husband.. I am not a Coffee drinker! LOL! I am a tea drinker.. but he likes coffee.. I think he may snitch this quilt! Here are some pix... Barb C.

    Close up of back... good view of the fabrics
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    Label...I always put a Bible verse on my labels ... this is one God led me to a few weeks ago. He has been teaching me to expect Him to act.
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    seems wrong, somehow to call that a "rag" quilt. :P

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    Congratulations! It is beautiful! I have not even got to start one, yet.
    I'm a coffee-a-holic, can I have it? LOL! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by ButtercreamCakeArtist
    I'm a coffee-a-holic, can I have it? LOL! :D
    My dd best friend is a coffee-a-holic at the ripe age of 19 and I have no doubt she is going to try to sneak this out of the house! Barb C

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    Looks very snuggly :)

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    I'm not a coffee drinker but I'd take it!

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    So that's what a rag quilt is :) , You're right patrice, does seem wrong to call it that. I love it, never seen one before. Heard you all talking about them before but was too chicken to ask. :roll:

    Big question I know but how is it made, how do you get the edges all fluffy like that, what kind of fabrics do you use and does it have a batt or filling, It is really really lovely, thank you for sharing it and for filling in a blank for me.

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    just search the forum under rag quilt, you'll find all kinds of info.

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    Cheers, oh just noticed your avatar is one too :) , sometimes think I must go around with my eyes shut lol

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    GREAT QUILT, MAKES ME WANT TO MAKE ONE. :)

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    i have been stocking up on flannel to make one, but havent started it yet.
    I hope mine comes out half as good. Super job and like your label :D

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    Hi Barb, I love the rag quilt and I think I might try to make one. Is flannel better than cotton? What's your opinion.

    Cheers from Oz
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharonmobilia
    Is flannel better than cotton? What's your opinion.

    Cheers from Oz
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    I have never made a quilt of any kind using only flannel. I live in the deep south and feel that would be too warm for me. I did put flannel in the center of this one becuase I thought it would be "fuzzier" when it frayed than regular cotton fabric. I know a lot of rag quilts are made with all flannel, so it certainly can be done. My guess is that you will get a much shaggier edge.. and probably more mess in the washer and dryer.

    Barb C

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    I made mine out of cotton, flannel seem too hot

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    Your quilt is gorgeous. I have a lot of flannels that I have been collecting to make a rag quilt. I have never used flannel in a quilt. Since it is supposed to fray after you put it together, do you still wash it before? I am assuming that you would because of the way flannel shrinks.

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    always wash your fabric before sewing. Fraying on a rag quilt comes at the end after you clip all the seams and wash. flannel is a #1 fabric for rag quilting. i perfer cotton, so many more options and works just as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by danna738
    Since it is supposed to fray after you put it together, do you still wash it before? I am assuming that you would because of the way flannel shrinks.
    I wash all my fabrics before I use them... so yes, I washed the flannel. Barb C

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    Thanks, I have learned I should never assume anything. It is much safer to ask questions. Thanks again, danna

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    Beautiful

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    Looks like a great quilt to snuggle in!

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    nice rag quilt.....

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