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Child's rag quilt w/matching pillowcase

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Funky, Casual, Whimsical
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What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Flannel rag-quilt

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What materials did you use? 3 different flannel fabrics, Warm & Natural batting

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What are you most proud of? Just thought it turned out cute.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Jump in with both feet. This is a super easy project with 'can't make a mistake' results. I used 6" squares of flannel, 5" squares of batting, and 1/2" seams throughout. I bound the quilt instead of 'ragging' the outside edges, to make it more durable.

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I like the idea of binding the quilt. What did you bind it with?

12/19/2011 Flag

It is bound with 2-1/2" bias strips, sewn into one long binding strip. Then pressed in half (right sides out). If you bind the quilt, remember to NOT clip on any of the seams that are in the border row at least 1" from where the binding will be stitched. The binding after folding, is positioned with the binding on the top side of the quilt, with the raw edges of the quilt and bias binding aligned. Then sew binding on with 1/4" seam. Turn binding to back of quilt and pin in place so folded edge of binding matches the stitching line you just sewed the binding on with. Now machine stitch along the folded binding edge. I OPENED flat all of the seams that the binding crossed. After the binding is applied, continue to 'clip' the remaining seam areas for 'ragging' that abut the binding. I also used a CD as a template to 'round' the corners before binding. That way you don't have to worry about mitreing the corners. Hope this helps.

12/19/2011 Flag