Small security blanket or doll's quilt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? These are so cozy & pretty. My g-kids love them. They get fluffier with each washing. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use 3 layers of cotton, at least 2 should be flannel. Don't wash them first. Don't use scizzors for snipping use snippers. This is a good size for a security blanket (16"). Any smaller and it's not a comfort to them. Any bigger & they'll trip on it when carrying it everywhere they go.

What you will need

  • all cotton

Q&A with NiceThreads

paws2 asked:
I have never seen the rag quilt this size !! What a novel idea and one I hope you don't mind if I use for my new grand children !!
NiceThreads answered:
I started out small to see how they came out.
ceciliadg asked:
What is the technique for the "joins" of the fabric. You say do not cut it - how do you get that effect? I assume you use flannel for top and bottom layer?
NiceThreads answered:
Top layer is cotton, middle & back are cotton flannel. I make the 5" sandwiches & quilt them separately. Then sew together wrong side together so the exposed seam is in front. Then clip it at small increments & wash & dry it.
dkoester11257239 asked:
I have made one with a single layer of fleece. I do snip the edges with the scissors. To give it s frayed look. It works out okay but it just doesn`t look as fluffy as if you do it like your directions wit8h cotton. Where do you get snippers? I have not seen any.
NiceThreads answered:
The ones I use are from The Jameson Corp. It says Style C. My sis ter gave them to me I don't thibk they are sold for "sewing" purposes. But others are or you could try googling these. Fleece will not rag up & give you this look.
lbigelow64@gmail.com asked:
My hands are old and arthritic. Would this process be too labor intensive for my hands if I tried to make a lap size in this way?
NiceThreads answered:
Yes. This is just 16" and my hands were all cramped up and blistered.
dkoester11257239 asked:
How many layers of fabric have you used and is it cotton or a mixture of fabrics?
NiceThreads answered:
see description