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Marissa's Rag Quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Whimsical, Casual
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What materials did you use? Cotton, flannel and batting

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What are you most proud of? I designed all the quilts I made myself! MArissa's quilt was made from 6 inch squares of denim. The alternating squares have a heart cut from the center and red bandana fabric placed in the heart window. The backing is red flannel and it is batted with 1/2 inch batting. Marissa owns, rides and trains horses - hence the bandana/denim combination

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Rag quilts must be washed (pic here was before washing) to rag the edges. The edges are clipped about every 1/8" and then washed to rag. DO NOT wash in your washer at home. I did this with a former rag quile and ruined my washer. Now I take all rag quilts to the laundermat. Their washers will handle all the little strings that come off of the quilt

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I really like this quilt! Love the denim and bandana combination it looks great!! I haven't even made my 1st quilt yet - but signed up for the online class and I have a book that's very good. Can;t wait to get started! :)

06/19/2011 Flag

Thank you and have fun in the class and making your first quilt!

06/19/2011 Flag

Not sure how you got the bandana behind there. HELP, but I have some old blue jeans I cut up would love to do this with.

06/22/2011 Flag

Cut your jeans into 6 or 8 inch squares, whatever you want them to be. Make a heart shaped template in the size you want the cut out heart to be. Make it from stiff cardboard. Trace around the heart template onto a jean square then cut out the heart from the center of the jean square. Cut a square just a little smaller (maybe 4 or 5 inches) from a contrasting (bandana) material and place the bandana material behind the jean square so the contrasting material shows thru in the heart shape. Pin it all around and sew about a 3/4" seam around the heart. Then put a square of batting and a backing square and sew it all together. Then rag the edges of the heart and rag the edges of the squares after you sew them together. I think I have remembered right! lol. I made these about 4 years ago

06/22/2011 Flag

Lynn, I left a comment re your purple and green version of this rag quilt...lovely. I give away jeans all the time but STILL have a lg pile and will be making a rag quilt with them as well. I just hope my 30+ year old sewing machine will stay with me.-fingers crossed-

10/09/2011 Flag