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Thread: My flannel rag quilt

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    Here's some pics of a flannel rag quilt that I finished last night. I picked out 6 different flannel fabrics and just used a simple block design for it. The unfinished blocks were 7" square, so my finished blocks are 5" square. The entire quilt measures 50" x 60". I used a square of Warm & Natural batting in each block as well, so this thing is WARM. After about 10 or 15 minutes I was starting to feel a little too warm. So should be good for a cold winter night. :)
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    Wonderful job, Eddie!

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    That's a really pretty quilt Eddie. You did that so quickly!!! do you sew the squares together and then clip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esqmommy
    That's a really pretty quilt Eddie. You did that so quickly!!! do you sew the squares together and then clip?
    Yes, sew the squares together into rows, and then sew rows together to form the top, all using a 1" seam allowance. I bought a special pair of rag quilting scissors which are really nice for snipping the fringe. Made it real easy to do. After the fringe is done you just wash and dry it to get that fluffy fringe look.

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    A tut please. I know the way you 'teach' i will better understand how to make one of these beautiful quilts such as yours. I will be using Homespun fabrics I am collecting.
    Your colors amaze me. You have a good eye.

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    So it seems to work best with flannels? It really is pretty..did I already say that? If not, sorry, I meant to. It's just so lovely...all the colors and the texture!

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    Beautiful rag quilt and the colors are lucious!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esqmommy
    So it seems to work best with flannels? It really is pretty..did I already say that? If not, sorry, I meant to. It's just so lovely...all the colors and the texture!
    It works fine with cotton also!

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    GREAT Job :thumbup: I love doing rag quilts :lol: They work up so fast and look wonderful . Great choice on the colors

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    Great rag quilt, they are so much fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    A tut please. I know the way you 'teach' i will better understand how to make one of these beautiful quilts such as yours. I will be using Homespun fabrics I am collecting.
    Your colors amaze me. You have a good eye.
    I've been collecting homespuns for a rag quilt, too. I think I have enough to do one now, so will do a tute when I make it. These really are very easy to make and come together quickly. And I really like the texture of the fringe on them. :)

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    well Eddie, do you want to come here and teach me how to quilt like you do? pretty please!

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    Very pretty! :thumbup:

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    wow, Eddie, nice! Very nice!! tute please... How many layers of fabric did you use? just the top and warm and natural and a back, or are there multiple layers, seems very fringy. I think it a lot. My DH would love one. He's really cold blooded, so I bet if I put minky on the back, he'd be in heaven. tee hee

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    I have got to make one of those! Beautiful!

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    LOVE your work!

    Okay, is it one piece of flannel, batting, one piece of flannel as backing? Or did you layer more?
    Also, what is this about special rag quilting scissors? Need to know! :)

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    Gorgeous as always Eddie!!! I can't believe how fast you turn out your quilts...do you sleep? LOL JK
    My sister in law bought the scissors to do the rag quilts also..so if I make one I can just borrow hers instead of buying my own. Thought that was a great offer :D Thank you for sharing :D

    Thanks for the compliments on my things also :D I tried to make them look good but didn't know for sure :oops:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel
    wow, Eddie, nice! Very nice!! tute please... How many layers of fabric did you use? just the top and warm and natural and a back, or are there multiple layers, seems very fringy. I think it a lot. My DH would love one. He's really cold blooded, so I bet if I put minky on the back, he'd be in heaven. tee hee
    Mine has just 3 layers - a top flannel layer, a batting square, and then a bottom flannel layer. The batting square is cut at 5" and the flannel layers are cut at 7". The fringe between each square though is 4 layers, since it includes the back layers as well.

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    Beautiful as always. I think I need to make one too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToucanSam
    LOVE your work!

    Okay, is it one piece of flannel, batting, one piece of flannel as backing? Or did you layer more?
    Also, what is this about special rag quilting scissors? Need to know! :)
    Right, just 3 layers total - 1 layer of flannel on top and bottom, and then the batting between.

    Here's a pic of the rag quilt scissors I bought. I got them at my LQS for $20 and they were worth every penny. They cut through all those layers like butter. :D
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    Beautiful colors! Looks very cozy...

    Thanks for the tip on the scissors, too. I made a small rag quilt once and after all the clipping, I'd had it! I'll have to find these scissors and give it another try. The right tool sure makes the job easier....

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    Good job!

    thank you for the inspiration! I need to get mine finished! I can't imagine cutting all that fringe! The die cut that I bought for my machine cuts the fringe before you sew. Glad the scissors worked though!

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    that is so very pretty

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    sew pretty

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    Another beautiful quilt by Eddie. Waiting for your tute!

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