Can you believe it? I actually made this rag quilt! I was so excited to post it here today. And it only took me about a week to do it. I saw one on Pinterest last week and decided to give it a try. Very fun and easy to do .
These are the photos that I spotted on Pinterest that inspired me to give it a try. They are from the blog icanteachmychild.com and you can find an easy to follow tutorial on how to make one for yourself. Aren’t they beautiful? I just love the gray and yellow one. And the other one is sweet for a baby. The tutorial there is great and I found all the instructions easy to follow. I also watched a video called Beverly’s How To on youtube because I always seem to do better if I can watch someone else do something first and I also picked up a lot of great hints there. One of the best hints was to pick up a pair of the Rag Quilting Scissors. They have a spring in the handle that helps make it easy to do the mega amounts of snipping you have to do the get that ragged edge. I found a pair at Jo-Ann Fabrics today. They are pricey at $21.99 for a pair but somehow I ended up with 40% off so that made it less painful.
Of course, the most fun part of any sewing project is picking out the fabric. I found 5 patterned fabrics that I thought would go well together and then later after I decided I wanted my quilt to be bigger, I went back and purchased a couple more yards of the solid green fabric you see in the finished quilt. The second most fun part is washing the quilt when you are done and pulling it out of the dryer and seeing the edged all “ragged”. Cute.
I wanted a puffy quilt so I made the one that sandwiches a piece of batting in between each fabric square. The quilt in the youtube video just used a soft flannel. I also used regular fabric and it “ragged” just fine. I think flannel “rags” a bit easier but I am very happy with how mine turned out just using regular fabric.
There is something about that aqua blue fabric next to that green fabric that I just love.
The size I ended up with would be what I would call a lap quilt size. Perfect for keeping warm while watching TV or to use when curled up with a book. It would make a good quilt to use while studying which is why I think I am going to take this over to my daughter who is away at school.
Here is a photo of the back side of the quilt. One side has the “ragged” edge and this side is smooth like a traditional quilt.
And here it is folded in half and set across the foot of a bed. I am a sewer with very basic skills and if I can do this you can too! Watch the video and take a look at the tutorial and you just might find yourself at the fabric store this weekend. That is where you will probably find me. I am definitely making more of these.
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