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TyraTooters
« on: June 22, 2006 11:33:38 AM »

I have been looking and looking for directions on how to make a frayed edge/rag quilt for some time and can't seem to find out. I see many of them pictured on this board and I am very interested in learning to make one!

Can someone please post some directions!!??

Tyra
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thecatspajamas18
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2006 01:23:49 PM »

Do you know how to make a regular quilt? I think a rag quilt is just that, except you show it "wrong-side"-up, and it has to be polarfleece or cotton jersey or something that doesn't fray.

This link might help: http://www.sewing.org/enthusiast/html/e_blossom_rag_quilt.html
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2006 02:40:43 PM »

Here is one http://www.joanns.com/content/projects/projectsDisplay.jhtml;$sessionid$CNNEGUAAAAXYGP4SY5NBHOR50LD3OEPO?articlePath=%2Fcontent%2Fprojects%2Fstatic%2Ffall04%2Fno_sew_rag_blanket.jhtml&CATID=25292


I have made this one and LOVE it. ok for an older child maybe not the best for a newborn.
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/shows_qlt/article/0,,HGTV_3876_1729220,00.html

hope those work for you. I will keep looking for a flanel one i know they are out there. good luck.



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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2006 02:43:59 PM »

ok I suck the first link didnt work but here is how you find it. go to joanns.com and at the top of the page are project ideas. you click that and then the sewing link. it will come up as just one or two projects to chose from so you have to go to more project ideas and its on that list.
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2006 04:45:56 AM »

The directions on HGTV link were for using denim.  That looked cool.  I just scored a TON of denim at a yard sale and will have to try it.  Also, that's a great way to use old jeans.  I'll have to try this one day. 

Added to the Looooooooong list of "to do" projects.
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2006 05:11:54 PM »

Here are some instructions I typed up for my friends a few months back.  This uses material that frays (corduroy, denim, flannel, etc).  The front of this particular quilt was all corduroy, the back flannel (see pic below).  


Rag Quilt

I used 121 squares.  11 squares by 11 squares.  Its throw size, though I wish I would have made it a little longer, like maybe 11 squares by 15 squares so it could totally cover me when I'm snoozing on the couch.  
 
I cut each square 8" by 8"
So I cut:
121 squares of corduroy 8" x 8"
121 squares of flannel 8" x 8"
121 squares of batting 6" x 6"  (batting is cut smaller, because you don't want batting in the fringe)
 
Sandwich pieces together to make a block.  So from bottom to top - flannel right side down, batting centered on top (which will leave an inch around the batting), corduroy right side up.  
 
Stitch each block sandwich.  You can stitch diagonally corner to corner, or horizontal or vertical lines, or a design.  I just stitched 3 lines on each sandwich, in the grooves of the corduroy.  I decided I didn't want the stitch to be a focus, because I was going to alternate the direction of the corduroy, & I wanted that, & the colors, to be the pattern.  
 
After I had the blocks sewn, I laid out the squares & planned how I wanted the quilt to look.
 
Starting with the top horizontal row, start sewing blocks together, with a one inch seam allowance.  Blocks are sewn with backside (flannel) to backside (flannel) so that when it is opened up & is flat, the seams show on the front side of the quilt.  
 
Stitch rows together in the same manner, with the seams showing on the front side of the quilt.
 
Sew a one inch seam around entire outside edge of quilt.
 
Carefully clip all seams at 1/4 inch spacing.  Clip down to about 1/8 to 1/4 inch away from the stitching.  If you cut through your stitching, go back later & stitch over your mistake.  
 
Once all seams are clipped, machine wash & dry the quilt.  I did mine a couple times.  Clear your dryer's lint screen every couple minutes, because it fills up fast!
 
Any fabric that will ravel will work.  

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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2006 06:39:43 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2006 08:13:35 PM »

Hello!

I don't really have directions for you but I do have a link that might give you ideas!!!

I hope it will help!!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=43405.msg388660#msg388660
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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2006 01:29:46 PM »

I am following yawning yaks instructions for this, and her directions are great!  I am making this for my son (1year old) for a car blanket; using all his newborn flannel blankets and burpcloths.  I'm using some of the thicker fleece baby blankets for the 'batting', which works really well.  Thanks so much for the instructions!
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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2006 02:18:19 PM »

Here is my version.
It's mostly made of my son's snuggle flannel burp cloths, and newborn recieving blankets; you know, those things that are very important for a few months, then become useless?  I recycled them!
Side one is all those, so it's baby boyish pastels:


After sewing it, I realized it was going to be WAY too big for the baby, so instead of 5 rows of 6 squares (30), it is now 4 rows of squares (20).
Also, I recycled 2 more blankets to make the 'batting'.  I used 2 cheap fleece blankets that were 'pilling' and never got used.  I cut those up and they are the PERFECT weight for batting.

Front side, all sewn:
The front is snuggle flannel. 
All the taggies right in the corner is on purpose; the kid likes to chew them.
The denimy blue is actual on it's 3rd life.  It started life as a baby pastel pink receiving blanket, for my daughter.  I dyed all of her newbie and preemie onesies, socks, and lounge pants and blankets  and sleepers that were pink and yellow to that rich denim blue.  Saved me $150-200 bucks on baby layette, plus, everything matched each other. BRILLIANT, I think.

I still need to 'fringe' it all, sew the edges and wash it, but I can NOT figure out where I put my sewing scissors.  Anyone know?

Anyway, this is a quick sew, and I do not have the patience and energy to measure/pin precisely, so this is a PERFECT project for that.
Thanks again for the instructions, this will keep the babe warm in the car on trips, and is bound to be a perfect sports event blankie too!
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