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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: More Rag Quilts! Plus, I want your opinion! 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 (https://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!
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / More Rag Quilts! Plus, I want your opinion! 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?
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Lap Bunting Quilt (And why I am looking up alternatives to Bias tape) on: January 10, 2012 12:50:20 PM
You're quilt is really cute and I can see why you wanted to keep it for yourself.  When binding your next quilt try using 2 1/2 inch fabric strips.  Fold in half lengthwise and iron.  Attach the binding raw edges to raw edges to the front of the quilt.  Then turn the binding over to the back and slip stitch it down by hand.  Hope this helps.

I think I might try this, thanks! I'm still relatively new to quilting so I am learning as I go.
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Lap Bunting Quilt (And why I am looking up alternatives to Bias tape) on: January 08, 2012 05:30:09 PM
I was invited a week ago to a baby shower held today (way to go short notice!). I was on the fence about whether I should go or not, because I am firends with two of the girls sisters, not the mom-to-be herself (who is a very bitter and mean person), and it seems like anyone who had ever said hi to the sisters got invited. I decided I should start making something either way because if I did go, I would have a present and if I didn't go, I could send the gift to a friend of mine whwo just had her second child. 

Well, long story short, I decided not to go. I also decided not to send the quilt to my friend. Why? Well two reasons really. One, I loved it too much to part with it. Two, I screwed up something bad on the binding. IDK what it is about me and bias tape being used as binding on a quilt, but I always screw it up (although you can't see it much in this picture)

Any who's, here it is:

I gotta give credit to my inspiration, even though I didn't use their patterns:
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: My First Post Aka NFL Inspired Rag Quilts. on: January 01, 2012 02:44:36 AM
My favorite is the Packers quilt.  I like that you made it reversible.

Thank you! The Cowboys one is reversible too, I just didn't get a chance to photograph the back before he took it home lol.
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / My First Post Aka NFL Inspired Rag Quilts. on: January 01, 2012 12:06:29 AM
This is my first post on Craftster, so I'm a little nervous posting amongst some of the most magnificent crafters I have ever seen, but C&C is always welcome.

This is the front of a Green Bay Packers Rag Quilt I made for my best friend, who is the most epic Cheesehead Ever. I know the green's and yellows aren't exact Green Bay Packer shades, but my bestie thinks their colors are too dark anyway:

And here is the Back:

This is the Dallas Cowboy one I made for my brother. Again, not exact color representation, but he liked it. And the "c" is a little wonky, but for one of my first rag quilts, I don't think I did too bad:
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: my first clothing line! (picture explosion) on: December 31, 2011 11:56:00 PM
I like all the dresses, but I adore all the tiered skirts!
8  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Disney Princess on: December 31, 2011 11:47:50 PM
Love all of them, but (as a born redhead and lover of The Little Mermaid) I have to say the Ariel dress is my favorite.
9  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Vicotrian corset on: December 31, 2011 11:45:32 PM
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Pinwheels on: December 31, 2011 11:43:47 PM
Love, Love, Love this Quilt! Bookmarked it as inspiration!
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