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« on: January 12, 2012 11:20:48 PM »

It was a rag quilt theme for this past Christmas... at least for the gifts I made. I already posted on the NFL themed ones I made, but I also made one for my younger brother (blue and green themed, which I apparently did not photograph grrr!!!), my sister in law, and myself.

I used flannel for all my rag quilts, and I am thinking about experimenting with quilters cotton for a  rag quilt. Cause the beauty of rag quilts is that you don't have to bind the edges (which I stink like a dead fish at).

I don't know my sister in law very well, but I do know two things about her: she loves cats and the color pink. So when I found pink flannel with cats on them, I knew that was the one for her. Plus she is ALWAYS cold. Even in SoCal, where they live.

Here is hers:



Now, I was making all these rag quilts and I decided I wanted one of my own. So I chose two flannels in two of my top ten favorite colors (tealy-blue and chocolate brown) with graphics I loved (music notes and hearts) and made my own wonkily designed rag quilt:


C&C always welcome.

Also, I would like to know what all of you Craftsters think about making a queen sized rag quilt/comforter from regular quilters cotton using flannel as the batting? I love the quilts that are lighter (weight wise) and I also love the cozy look that ragging produces. Do you think it would be a feasible?
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2012 01:33:32 AM »

That is an awful lot of quilting! You are so kind to do all those for your family.
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2012 03:28:27 AM »

I actually made a queen size rag quilt for a recent swap using quilter's cotton and flannel as batting...it was a lot of fabric and a lot of cutting, but I really liked how it turned out in the end.  It was kind of a pain maneuvering all of the fabric as I started to connect the rows (and I have a finicky sewing machine) so a couple sqaures got kind of wonky, but overall, the weight was light and comfortable.  I posted it as a project, in case you're curious (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=401923.0). 

I say go for it, it's definitely feasible!  I'd love to see how it turns out...and good luck!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2012 04:56:02 AM »

I haven't made a queen size but I use cotton all the time, flannel would make it a little lighter weight like lovelymiss said. I say go for it! Just make sure you go to the laundry mat to rag it! Wink
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2012 06:04:25 AM »

I haven't made a queen size but I use cotton all the time, flannel would make it a little lighter weight like lovelymiss said. I say go for it! Just make sure you go to the laundry mat to rag it! Wink

True words...go to the laundry mat!  I'm still vacuuming up after the one I made...my laundry room looked like the aftermath of a lint blizzard.
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2012 09:38:40 AM »

I actually made a queen size rag quilt for a recent swap using quilter's cotton and flannel as batting...it was a lot of fabric and a lot of cutting, but I really liked how it turned out in the end.  It was kind of a pain maneuvering all of the fabric as I started to connect the rows (and I have a finicky sewing machine) so a couple sqaures got kind of wonky, but overall, the weight was light and comfortable.  I posted it as a project, in case you're curious (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=401923.0). 

I say go for it, it's definitely feasible!  I'd love to see how it turns out...and good luck!  Smiley

I just took a gander at yours, and I LOVED it! Thanks for your input, I really wanted the opinion from someone who has made one already.

I haven't made a queen size but I use cotton all the time, flannel would make it a little lighter weight like lovelymiss said. I say go for it! Just make sure you go to the laundry mat to rag it! Wink

Yeah, found that out the hard way when I made my first rag quilt lol. And it was also the smallest!
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