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Thread: Ragged flannels--a hug to go. Great gifts!!

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    I've made a lot of these--brainless--perfect for after teaching all day when I'm incapable of making any more decisions. :wink:

    I have learned to keep a lot of squares quilted and piled so when I need one I can whip it together in a few nights. This happened twice in Sept/October.

    The first was for a student who was diagnosed with a brain tumor on a Friday, and had it operated on the next day. He's fine. But I thought a ragged flannel would help get him back to school faster. He returned in record time--even came back early when the doc said he'd give him permission to stay out a week longer. :lol:

    The second went to my barn buddy (and former student)--her dad told me she had lost the piece of blanket she kept in her backpack (secretly)--and since she has just started middle school--it was poor timing. So, I made her a quick ragged flannel--too big for the backpack, but comforting for when she's at home.


    The 3rd one is one I made for a student a few years ago--her dad was headed into surgery for cancer and it was unsure if he'd survive--so I made her a "hug-to-go" too. He's fine today--so far. :)

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    What a great idea - and it is easy quilting too, which I could manage.... well done....

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    Great Raggy quilts, Love the colours you've used in these :thumbup:

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    You are such a giving and caring person. It was really very caring of you to give your work out so freely, to people who where in need of a hug from the heart. You really reached out in a very gentle and caring way. You touch lives, and most important, You touched their hearts. Heart felt memories, last a life time.

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    Beautiful, beautiful.

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    Wonderful quilts, you have a very generous and caring heart! Good Job! :D :D :D

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    Thos do look cozy. I am going to do some ragged ones. with flannel and denim. Esp for the boys I think they would be more ruffed and durable also.

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    I am new to quilting and I'm fasinated with this quilt. Where do I get directions on how to do it?

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    Rag quilt you made...

    Very pretty, and you have a great system for getting a quilt done in record time. I learn so much on the board that is sooooooooooo helpful Someone wrote in to cut 5" strips, then later you have the start of 5" blocks. That and yours are definitely ideas I will adopt!!
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    Beautiful ...make with love I can tell. Good job and I love your color selections.

    Where can I find the instructions on How to make a Rag Quilt.
    and what size were these quilts.
    Good Job !!!
    Thanks 99-quilts

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    They are great gifts.
    Home is where the heart is, and a few scrappy quilts.

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    Made with love, thank you, they are beautiful.

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    I just finished my first rag quilt for my grand daughter's Birthday. She lives in Tucson.Top designBack design.Zoom In.

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    Great job on the quilts. I have done many rag quilts during the last year, everyone loves them. You have a good system going.
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    Your quilts are beautiful. I love the fabric and pattern you used for #2. The world is a better place because of caring folks like you. God Bless.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    I love rag quilts to. I made one for my son probably 10 years ago when I first got my sewing machine. To this day it is still so nice and soft and warm and still looks really good to. But yours also solve problems of health. Maybe I will start these up again.
    Create something beautiful from scraps.

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    Beautiful rag quilts. I love making them too.
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    I would like to submit your kindness to all of those naysayers who criticize educators who only work 6 hours a day and 9 months a year. Many educators spend hours per week doing acts of kindness and emotional support to those in their care. Thank you for your work and for your support of those who need a special warm fuzzy. . . a rag quilt.

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    Beautiful and huggable!
    Kathleen, a lass with a bit of the Irish in her blood and a whole lot of Irish in her heart

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    You have a good heart and your students are lucky to call you teacher.

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    This site offters clear directions on making a rag quilt

    http://quilting.about.com/od/ragquil...uilt_basic.htm

    It looks like an easy way to make my first project

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    wonderful! these have really got to move up my list!
    It is a blessing, to be a blessing !
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    Wondering if you put fleece or flannel in the middle or just did the squares and sewed them together softly! What a lovely gift to others!

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    Beautiful quilts, and I am sure a "hug to go" is full of love!

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    Love Rag Quilts

    I love rag quilts! They are so easy to make and make such great gifts! I love doing them when I want to be productive at my sewing machine but my creativity meter is a little low!

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