You do not need to be an expert seamstress to complete a rag quilt. It only requires you to sew straight lines. The finished product however, will make everyone think you are an expert.
I hope you are ready to have some fun with this tutorial.
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My original inspiration for this quilt it from this lovely post on The Crafty Blog Stalker Blog.
You need to decide what size you want your quilt to be. Also how large do you want your squares to be. On Jubilee Homespun Inspiration, she gives you a good idea of what size squares and how many squares you will need. Her directions are a little different from the way I am doing it. But her diagram of quilt sizes is SO WONDERFUL.
I decided to make my quilt with 6 inch squares. I picked out 6 different fabric patterns that coordinated for the front. I then chose a minky fabric color that would complement my patterns. The lining is flannel. I used a brown, so it blended well. You can just use a cotton material instead of the minky, but I wanted a quilt that was so snugly that I never would want to get out from under it. Cottons and flannel are perfect for this project because they both unravel very nicely for these quilts.
So here are my fabrics cut out in 6 inch squares. I have a flannel and a minky square for each patterned square.
I labeled each row with a piece of paper numbering the rows. I then stacked each row in order from left to right and secured the row number to each pile with a rubber band. That way I could keep track of which order to sew the squares together.
ALSO, I RECOMMEND SEWING EACH SEAM TWICE. This is a pretty heavy thick quilt. And you will be washing it, so you want the seams to be good and strong.
Remember to reattach the number sheet to your strip. You still need to know which order they go in.
For this next step you will want to sit in front of TV or a movie.. This part is kind of a pain in the booty. You now will be clipping a slit every 1/3 inch or so with a scissors. Every edge including the outside edge will have these slits. I forgot to take a picture of this step.
So finally you throw it in the wash. All of those little slits and exposed edges start to fray together. And that is why it is called a RAG QUILT.
So there you have it. This is a very simple quilt that you can
get done in 1-3 days. Depending on how much free time you
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