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« on: June 17, 2006 03:58:35 PM »

here's a couple of rag quilts I've made for friends. One was for a boy and one for a girl.
Thanks for looking! Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2006 07:44:44 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2006 12:44:14 PM »

I really like the pics of your rag quilts.  It is nice to see that each square doesn't have to be the same size and shape!  I'm not good at being precise all the time, so something like that seems much more doable than a quilt where all the squares need to be the same size!

Nice choice of colors and fabrics!

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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2006 06:03:22 AM »

Good gravy!  Those are awesome.  I love the polka dot one the best.  Wonderful quilting.  I have been out of quilting for a while--I am on this forum trolling for baby gift ideas.  Back in the first baby boom wave among my friends (when I had more time) I had a tradition of making patchwork quilts for new babies.  Now I am looking for the quick-n-easy.  Not that yours look quick and easy, by any means, but they are certainly less fussy than traditional pieced quilts. 

Has there been some sort of rag quilt revolution that I have missed?  I can't exactly grasp what's going on with the back of the polka dot quilt--did you slash the fabric to make patterns?  Are there good directions/tuts for this somewhere out there? 
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2006 08:39:05 AM »

I cut out little squares and sewed them on in an argyle pattern (I was short on one color - so I had to make something up)
If you do just straight squares with an X and no fancy stitching you could do one in about 5 hours start to finish. It takes me about 8 hrs or so with the decorative stitching. The one with the different sized pieces is a different story. I still haven't fighured out an efficient way to do those.
Thanks for the compliments everyone. I've been thinking about selling them at our farmer's market. How much do you think I should ask? (keep in mind where I live we have TWO high-end baby stores, with $150.00 baby jeans and such)
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2006 12:39:30 PM »

very nice!  I thought about trying a rag quilt but just haven't really gotten around to it.  Good luck selling them at the farmers market.  Are they larger than baby size?  I bet you could start at $50 (if they are smaller) and go up to $100 or maybe more since your quilting is so nice. 

« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2006 08:23:33 PM »

Awesome Job!!!

I totally love the polka dot one!!!!!!

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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2006 09:24:22 PM »

Uber Adorable! Shocked
I love everything about them...great composition!
By all means, sell them!!!! Your price makes sense considering the many hours of labor  and the cost of the materials.

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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2006 08:50:40 AM »

I love all the work you did on each square and I bite my lip thinking about how long it took. I've made these myself but never like that. What a lucky mama and bebe. Cute!

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