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Plaid flannel 'rag' quilt

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Funky, Classic, Traditional, Casual
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What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Rag quilt

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What materials did you use? Assorted flannels, Warm & Natural batting

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What are you most proud of? How nice they actually turned out.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? When sewing the 'rows' together, make sure you open the seams out flat at the junction of the blocks in the rows being sewn together. Also, if you use a zipper foot to sew the rows together, it works better than a regular wide zig-zag foot that has to ride over so many layers. I used a zipper foot, and sewed right along the 1/2' seam line that was adjacent to the Warm and Natural batting. i used 6' flannel squares, and 5" batting squares, all sewn with a 1/2" seam throughout.

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How much did your flannel shrink up? I am wondering how widefor daughter's quilt before washing. It is meant to be a Twin sized.

12/05/2011 Flag

I always wash and dry my flannel BEFORE I cut it in squares. I also 'square' my flannel fabric before cutting. i.e. after washing, TEAR at least 1" across the grain of the fabric to get a true straight grain. Then align the selveges and lightly press the yardag. Now you can cut your squares and they will be aligned with the grain of the fabric and when you sew the squares they will lie perfectly square.

12/06/2011 Flag

As to you question, flannel shrinks approx. 1/2" in all directions.

12/06/2011 Flag

Different brands of flannel shrink differently. I ALWAYS wash all my flannel BEFORE cutting or sewing. It usually shrinks approximately 5-7%, which translates to approximately 1-1/2- to 2" across and up and down.

11/29/2013 Flag

I have made 10 rag quilts. For my son 40th birthday I took my grandsons flannel shopping. They had a great time picking out fabric that related to him. One design was cooking theme they were excited because he makes the best sunday morning breakfasts. dollar signs ( apparently he has money) camping (he is a boy scout leader)fire desigb( fireman) these were some of the designs. A great memory for me and I let them sew and cut and took pictures.Then put the pictures on the quilt with photo paper. A great treasure. They also make great baby gifts. My grandsons have matching ones with bob the builder,ice cream, pizza, crayons and rainbow motifs. They are fun to put together their personalitys. I have a good time. !!!!

01/11/2012 Flag

I can just imagine how wonderful your quilts are. The one for your son sounds like such fun. I love to coordinate the flannel 'print subject' to the personality/person. It makes them so much more treasured. Good luck on your future endeavors!!! Keep on quilting!!

01/11/2012 Flag

What a great and original idea!

12/09/2012 Flag

I love your choice of colors! So nice. Want to try one soon!

01/16/2012 Flag

I just love your plaid rag quilt. You put binding on the quilt, which is unusual, but I think it is a great idea. Thanks for inspiring me.

10/31/2012 Flag

I am new to quilting and I was wondering what you meant by 6' flannel squares, and 5" batting squares, all sewn with a 1/2" seam throughout. Is each square sandwiched, quilted and sewn together?

11/24/2013 Flag