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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Quilty Pleasures: Ragged But Right

That's our new rag quilt. Isn't it cozy looking? It's been washed once to get that raggy look, but I want to wash it again once I have some fabric softener in the house. The more you wash it, the softer and cuddlier it gets.

These are easy quilts to make, and the larger the squares, or even making strips, the faster it goes. I made this rag quilt in two hour bursts of sewing and it took about 6 hours total. Cutting all the 6 inch squares and the batting for the insides of each flannel sandwich seemed to take as long as the sewing. Next time I will opt for larger squares.

This is a couch quilt and about 60 inches square. Since it was 15 degrees outside this morning, I made it right on time, don't you think?

I am teaching a Rag Quilt Class at Threadbear in Las Vegas, NM, tomorrow from Noon to 5 pm, so if you are in the neighborhood, it's still not too late to sign up. Give Ann at Thread Bear a call at 575-425-6263 to sign up and to get the fabric yardage info.


  1. Its beautiful. I pulled out mine for the winter and its so warm. Thank you via my mom

  2. The colors are just right for that room. I love the rustic look, and yes, right on time!

  3. I just made one for my Granddaughter and it was really fast and fun! I love the colors in this one Bridget. Is it all flannel?

  4. Yes, Rebecca, it is all flannel except for the batting inside each square. (Some folks use flannel for the insides, too.)

    My sis-in-law has also used homespun fabrics. Regular quilting cottons may not fray enough to make that fringy look.


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