Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
What to do, what to do??? >

What to do, what to do???

What to do, what to do???

Old 02-15-2016, 10:50 AM
Power Poster
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Corpus Christi, Tx.
Posts: 16,105

I like these. [QUOTE=Prism99;7465378]I was wondering if the corduroy would rag also, but I found some websites that mention using it in rag quilts with no problem. Here's one, but there are others: [url]http://www.minneapolismqg.com/2012/09/quilting
tessagin is offline  
Old 02-15-2016, 08:04 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: The other Milwaukie, Oregon
Posts: 1,901

I love your fabrics! I'm not a big fan of rag quilts. These are such lovely colors and plaid, I think they would respond to a simple elegant piecing pattern. Chevron?
maryellen2u is offline  
Old 02-16-2016, 04:34 AM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 13

I love the fabrics! I think the corduroy and the flannel would shrink at different rates--I've even noticed that sometimes flannel shrinks more in one direction than the other so I would definitely pre wash.
Dbhefner is offline  
Old 02-16-2016, 05:49 AM
Super Member
GailG's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 6,764

I love your fabrics! I agree with the QBers who suggested simple alternating blocks, either matched seams or brick style. That plaid needs to shine and it would be regrettable to cut it up into small pieces.
GailG is offline  
Old 02-16-2016, 06:00 AM
Super Member
weezie's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Douglas County, GA
Posts: 1,722

My first thought, also, was rag quilt. In fact, I had 2 smallish pieces of fabric (identical except one blue and the other red) of an odd slightly fuzzy texture. It's fairly heavy fabric and I'd had it for many years. Eventually I bought a GO cutter and a rag die for it and made a nifty lap quilt for my husband. I alternated the red & blue fabrics with squares of denim ... all the old jeans that I'd saved for years; no batting & fuzzy blanket for the backing.
weezie is offline  
Old 02-16-2016, 09:20 AM
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Bryan, TX
Posts: 62

A simple four patch would be lovely and cozy and it ties well.
Maggie77802 is offline  
Old 02-16-2016, 12:03 PM
Super Member
blondeslave's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Airmont, NY
Posts: 3,226

A friend and I collaborated on a rag quilt a few years ago for a basset hound rescue. We had mini wale corduroy, flannel and brushed corduroy. It was beautiful and heavy.
blondeslave is offline  
Old 03-02-2016, 01:26 PM
Thread Starter
SeamRipper's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Posts: 51

Thanks, everyone for your ideas! I don't think I'm going the rag quilt idea, I don't want to lose an inch of the corduroy by testing it. I agree that the flannel plaid needs to shine. And I like the idea of a "brick lay" pattern for the cord, that would really set it off. Very good point about prewashing the flannel, I had forgotten about that! ��
I'll post a pic when I get it finished. I'm currently working on a quilt for my dad so it may be a while.
Thanks again!!
SeamRipper is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FREE Quilting Newsletter