How to Make a Rag Quilt - Rag Quilt Basic Instructions Rag quilts are quilts that have exposed seam allowances on their fronts and finished, traditional seams on their backs. Rag quilts have three layers: a top, batting, and backing. But the quilts are assembled using a completely different method than you might be accustomed to. What are the Best Fabrics for Rag Quilts? I use regular quilting cottons, flannels, homespuns and denims for rag quilts -- or combinations of the four. • Denim rag quilts can be very heavy -- while you're sewing them and when they're used as a cover. Reduce the load a bit by sewing with a lightweight denim, or by using denim for the front of the quilt and a lightweight flannel or regular quilting cotton on its back. You might even decide that two layers are plenty, and omit the batting altogether. • Avoid polyester blends -- they don't fray very well. • No matter what I use for the quilt's front and back, I prefer flannel batting. It fills out the frays and leaves a soft finish on the front of the quilt. Don't use your expensive flannels for batting, but consider how the color(s) you select will look when their threads become part of the quilt's frayed edges. Although flannel is my personal favorite, other materials can be used for rag quilt batting. • Quilting cottons can be used, but the frays won't be as lush as flannel frays. • Some quilters use low-loft cotton batting in rag quilts. It takes longer to use that method and quilting is necessary to keep the fibers intact. See page 4. • No quilting is necessary if you use flannel or another fabric for batting, because they remain stable in the quilt. Rag quilts are assembled in sections. Each block or portion of a block is made into a top / batting / backing sandwich before you sew. A walking foot isn't required, but its feed dogs help keep the multiple layers together as they move through the sewing machine. Rag Quilt Seam Allowances Sew rag quilts together with a 1/2-inch seam allowance before you experiment with wider seams. Rag Quilt Sandwich Assembly Rag quilt patterns contain specific assembly instructions, but understanding a few basic concepts will make the process easier. For this example, we'll pretend our quilt is made from 10-inch squares of fabric. 1. Position a backing square right side down. Put a flannel or cotton square of the same size on top of it, aligning all sides (if you're using cotton batting, see page 4). Now place a quilt top square on top of the batting, right side up. 2. Slide a few straight pins through the stack to hold fabrics together. 3. Make additional 10-inch square sandwiches until you have enough to assemble the quilt. 4. Arrange the stacks in rows as desired. Sew the Rag Quilt We'll sew sandwiches together side by side in horizontal rows. 1. Gather the first two blocks in the first row. Place them wrong sides together, and note which edges should be connected. Sew along that edge with a 1/2-inch seam allowance. 2. Add the next block, again placing wrong sides together. That might sound simple, but it can be difficult to break the right sides together habit. Sew the blocks in each row together. Attach rows to each other, placing them wrong sides together and matching seam intersections. I've found that frays look more balanced later if you do not press seams to one side before joining rows -- just flip the allowances to each side and match seam lines. When the quilt is complete, sew a seam around the quilt, 1/2-inch from each side. After your rag quilt blocks are sewn together and your seam is sewn around the quilt's perimeter, it's time to clip the seam allowance to encourage fraying. Any sharp scissors will do, but spring loaded scissors that open automatically after each cut help keep your hands from becoming tired. Most types have handles that your fingers wrap around rather than fit into, eliminating the holes that can be irritating after lots of cutting. I use the Heritage snips shown above. They're available from many sources, including Joann. (Buy Direct). If you buy spring loaded scissors with sharp tips, be extra careful not to clip into the seam allowance (the Heritage blunt tips make that less likely). Clip all along the exposed seam allowances, making cuts perpendicular to the seam and spacing them about 1/4-inch apart. Take care not to cut too close to the seam. Be sure to clip carefully at the quilt's corners and seam intersections to avoid accidentally cutting away a chunk of fabric; that can happen when you're making perpendicular clips -- from two directions into the same area. Wash the Rag Quilt Wash the rag quilt. I usually put a bit of soap in the wash, because it seems to help the edges fray. That could be my imagination, so use plain water if you prefer. Some people recommend putting a filter on your washer drain to keep loose threads from creating a problem. Inspect the quilt. Did you forget to clip any seams? Clip them now, before you dry the quilt (you'll likely need to wash it again to increase fraying). Remove when dry and clip away loose threads if necessary. Inspect the back of your quilt. Are all of the seams intact? If you accidentally clipped into one or two, fold back the frays and sew over the original seam, backstitching at the beginning and end of the new seam. For extra strength, make the repair a little longer than the original seam line. Wash and dry the quilt one or two more times if you'd like the frays to be softer and more noticeable. King = 576 finished 6” squares
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How to Make a Rag Quilt - Wash and dry the quilt one or two more times if you'd like the frays to be softer and more noticeable. King = 576 finished 6” squares | jubileehomespun.com
How to Make a Rag Quilt - Rag Quilt Basic Instructions Rag quilts are quilts that have exposed seam allowances on their fronts and finished, traditional seams on their backs. Rag quilts have three layers: a top, batting, and backing. But the quilts are assembled using a completely different method than you might be accustomed to. What are the Best Fabrics for Rag Quilts? I use regular quilting cottons, flannels, homespuns and denims for rag quilts -- or combinations of the four. • Denim...
Homespun rag quilt instructions and pattern for homespun kitchen towel.
How to Make a Rag Quilt. King = 576 finished 6” squares
How to Make a Rag Quilt - Rag Quilt Basic Instructions
simple rag quilt
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simple rag quilt Use the plaid material from gma with denim
simple rag quilt - a little different from my usual one
Rail Fence raggy quilt - nice change from blocks
simple rag quilt..like this pattern
Love the strip rag quilt
Cozy flannel lap quilt
flannel quilt idea
Rag Quilt idea
Large square rag quilt--looooove the diagonal but would totes do a different fabric :)
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Thinking of trying a rag quilt for my guest room since I can't find any twin spreads that I like. This is the best one I've found!
Large square rag quilt--Don't usually like rag quilts or large squares, BUT I love this fabric and the on point arrangement really gives it a different look. Really like this.
Large square rag quilt--@Bethany Shoda Shoda Shaw I think I would love to do this in the guest room!
I just had a light bulb moment. Why not quilt as you go BUT use wide "LACE" instead of fabric strips to cover up the butted up squares??????
quiltsLarge square rag quilt--looooove the diagonal but would totes do a different fabric :)
Large square rag quilt--looooove the diagonal but would do white and cream fabric instead!
Large diagonal square rag quilt--
I need a quilt bed set
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I make rag quilts out of cotton/batting and flannel (no batting) . . . Here's one in fleece. It is fine BUT is not as forgiving and does not fray or 'rag' up. Cute non-the-less.
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Fleece Ragged quilt... joann's fabrics FREE pattern (had thought of cotton fabrics, but not fleece...neat idea.
Fleece Ragged quilt... joann's fabrics FREE pattern (had thought of cotton fabrics, but not fleece...neat idea. C.) Might have to plan a Christmas gift with this. Depends on when I get around to making one and whether or not I become addicted. ;-)
Fleece Ragged quilt... joann's fabrics FREE pattern, word on the street is, this is pretty time consuming...but everyone loved it when done!
Fleece Ragged quilt... joann's fabrics FREE pattern. Looks quite cozy.
fleece ragged quilt project on jo-ann fabrics. Love these colors.
Fleece Ragged quilt... joann's fabrics FREE pattern
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Fleece rag blanket
good rag quilt video tutorial
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How to make a rag quilt video tutorial and free downloadable instructions.
Rag Quilt video tutorial. I made this wow country fabric and beautiful!
rag quilt video tutorial... next sewing project :)
Rag quilt video tutorial. Cozy flannel quilt.
Rag Quilt video tutorial Lori quilt
Rag Blanket instructions
Rag Quilt..I actually made one..they are awesome..
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Rag quilt - finally instructions!! Gonna try it out - before cutting up baby clothes... now i just need a sewing machine
love the multiple sized square of this rag quilt, maybe this will be our girls get together craft project
Rag Quilt I have been addicted to making these, I think i have made one for everyone that has had a baby! So easy and cute!
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ragquilts | with the taggie blankets and rag quilts from now on
Rag Quilt- DIY I adore this idea of a quilt with the rags! :)
Quilt patterns to order, save in case get to sewing quilts
Rag Quilt- DIY. If I ever get my sewing machine fixed.
Baby Rag Quilt Tutorial
blue jean rag quilt for men using old t-shirts and flannel shirts
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blue jean rag quilt for men using old t-shirts and flannel shirts - I am going to make this from my dad's old clothes as a keepsake
@Debie Brätt Brätt Brätt Williams. This looks cool. blue jean rag quilt for men using old t-shirts and flannel shirts
blue jean rag quilt for men using old t-shirts and flannel shirts... My Grandma Audie... all the way! Oh the memories!
blue jean rag quilt for men using old t-shirts and flannel shirts Cut 9" squares 1/2" seam allowance Result - 8" finished square size
blue jean flannel rag quilt
blue jean quilt
good quilt idea pattern for boys.
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Soho Quilt | Sweet Peaches Bedding - love the easy top stitching
good quilt idea pattern for boys, and/or a memory quilt.
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Soho Quilt | Sweet Peaches Bedding
Like the quilting pattern on this
good quilt pattern idea for boys.
good quilt pattern for a boy
Good looking boy's quilt
good quilt pattern
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How To: Make a T-Shirt Quilt. Maybe this can be one of my sewing projects. I have plenty of t-shirts I can use from high school :)
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Rag quilt tutorial (other pinner said to use to make a tshirt quilt).
rag quilt tutorial ---I want to make a tshirt quilt
Tshirt quilt! use old high school shirts
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Woven quilt. Way easier than little squares! (and it wont come apart over time).
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Woven quilt. Way easier than little squares! (and it wont come apart over time). This is actually a tutorial to make a jelly roll rug from Moda Bake Shop, but the technique should work for a quilt too!
Woven quilt. Way easier than little squares! Here mom.. an "easy" quilt for you to make me ;) @Shelly Ephrom
Woven quilted jelly roll rug. Way easier than little squares!
Woven quilt - this is actually a woven jelly roll rug.
Woven quilt rug made from jellyroll
Keeping room chair
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Keeping room chair repin & like. listen to Noelito Flow songs. Noel. Thanks https://www.twitter.com/noelitoflow
Never would piece a 5 point star, but the colors are stunning as inspiration. Bingham Star Quilted Throw – Primitive Star Quilt Shop
Our Bingham Star Quilted Throw features patchwork blocks with varying star blocks in coordinating fabrics. Grab your hot chocolate and a good book and enjoy the warmth this quilted throw provides. #primitivequiltedthrow
Add simple charm to your living room with our Bingham Star Quilted Throw. It is perfect for chilly nights and goes with other accent pieces at Primitive Star Quilt Shop
Bingham Star Quilted Throw Perfect for those extra chilly nights or snuggling on the couch with the family. Our 100% cotton quilted throw measures 50x60
Featuring 5 point stars our Bingham Star Quilted Throw will not only be a beautiful visual in your home but it will also serve a practical purpose by keeping you warm on a chilly night. https://www.primitivestarquiltshop.com/products/bingham-star-quilted-throw #quiltedthrow #starthrow
Keeping room chair - would be great hospice quilt for wheelchair patients.
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This will look great in my keeping room chair.
A Year of Rag Quilts (Leisure Arts #3551): Annis Clapp: 9781574863888: Amazon.com: Books
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Every Which Way Quilt Pattern – Bloomerie Fabrics
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Every Which Way Quilt Pattern -arrows?
Love this idea for our quilt! Lots of small triangle patchwork with big strips of solid!
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Mini Triangles Twn Quilt for sale by Macy's. Great idea for large patches of plain color and small triangles in-between.
Love this idea for our quilt! Lots of small triangle patchwork with big strips of solid! Would like to do dark solid color, with bright triangles or even hexi's
Pretty! Modern Quilt. Lots of small triangle patchwork with big strips of solid! A modern take on an old classic..good idea.
Love this idea for our quilt! Lots of small triangle patchwork with big strips of solid! I should make this!
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Pretty! Modern Quilt. Lots of small triangle patchwork with big strips of solid! This would look great with hexagons. I agree!
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Great quilting idea, one day I will learn to do this!
Need to design a modern quilt for the guest room.
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Link to rag quilt pillow in post, also other rag quilting links
Rag quilt throw pillow for the couch. Love this!
Rag quilted pillow -easy and love the look.
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quick & easy sewing project!
Rag quilt throw pillow
Rag quilt cushion. :)
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Would love to make this for my favorite daughter Pam!! (lol this is Pam...I'm showing my mom how to Pin!!!) Christmas Quilt! Love the comment
Snowman Christmas quilt. Love this, but probably won't make it tho
Christmas Quilt! I need to get better at quilting.
sampler quilt with some applique, pillowshams
Christmas Quilt Snowman quilt ;-$
Brown snowman country quilt
Christmas Quilt idea...
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Simple to make: Big squares of pretty prints and easy border fabrics. love this! just need a sewing machine!
Simple to make: Big squares of pretty prints and easy border fabrics. And the result is still stunning! Love the colors!
Simple to make: Big squares of pretty prints and easy border fabrics. And the result is still stunning! Note the pillows and shams use the same idea, just scaled down in size. Love but do diff color scheme
Big squares of pretty prints and easy border fabrics. Note the pillows and shams use the same idea, just scaled down. This looks easy, and I love the colors!
Simple to make: Big squares of pretty prints and easy border fabrics. Lovely colors.
huge squares with multiple borders. Easy quilting.
Quilt idea: Big squares and border fabrics
Bella Quilt | The Company Store
Nice patchwork quilt.
Rustic Rag Quilt Placemats Country Quilts by TheLaughingBlackbird, $9.00
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Rustic Rag Quilt Placemats Country Quilts by TheLaughingBlackbird for our kitchen table. Love the colors
Rustic Rag Quilt Placemats Country Quilts by TheLaughingBlackbird 8X12 Aren't these sweet? You will receive a random mixture of fabrics and colors, although if you want to make sure you get a mix heavy on the navy for example, let me know. These are now listed per mat, rather than in sets so you can name your own set in the quantity field. $9 EACH!
I'd love these! Rustic Rag Quilt Placemats Country Quilts by TheLaughingBlackbird, $9.00
Rustic Rag Quilt Placemats Country Quilts by TheLaughingBlackbird, $8.00/placement
Rustic Rag Quilt Placemats - Country Quilts Western Primitives Table Linens
Rustic Rag Quilt Placemats Country Quilts! Oh Sharon you can do this;)
Rag quilts, perfect for that country kitchen:)
Rustic Rag Quilt Placemats Country Quilts
Pretty.....good for large prints ooh!! Love this! I've been after a quilt pattern like this! :)
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Just found this Patchwork+Quilt+-+Lambrook+Patchwork+Sham+--+Orvis on Orvis.com! Colcha de Patchowork
Just found this Patchwork Quilt - Lambrook Patchwork Quilt -- Orvis on Orvis.com!
Lambrook Patchwork Quilt - this is a good pattern for large prints
"Lambrook Patchwork Quilt" (from Orvis) BIG triangles!
Sewing | Quilt | Equilateral Triangle | Large Print
More masculine quilt detail
Ooh - bunting for my bed!
red and white/cream ragged quilt