My Own Pattern
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Whimsical, Casual, Cute
Cotton, flannel and batting
What was your inspiration?
My grandchildren. I wanted to make rag quilts for them for Christmas several years ago.
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
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