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What materials did you use?
5 1/2" fabric squares & 4 1/2" batting squares
What are you most proud of?
I used up some of my scrap stash!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Easy to do and very forgiving.
I love this quilt. Nancy3838
Note...Rag quilts made solely out of denim from "jeans" is quite heavy - great for sports events. Adding a lighter flannel or other fabric is beneficial for older folks. Using denim from skirts, dresses or other clothing is much lighter weight fabric and end result is the same but with less weight. I watch the promotions at the local thrift stores and purchase mostly woman's denim clothing when they have "10 for $10" (ten pieces of clothing for $1 each when purchased in lots of 10). In using the fabric, I cut as many squares as I can and with the leftovers, I stitch the scrap pieces together to utilize for as much of the fabric as I can and usually end up with just bit ad pieces.
I do decorative stitching in the squares instead of the "X", like hearts, geometric designs, stars or just random machine stitching. I add a block with the date I made the quilt with my signature, have added a block of the name of the person receiving the quilt, add other blocks with their family/kids names....all done freehand quilt stitching on my Bernina. I also have cut block from flannel shirts and have left the pocket in the center of a block...adds a place for "secret stash", music player, etc.
Special scissors with the spring is a "MUST" to give your hand support when cutting!!!
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