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Winter Craft Idea's December 28, 2009 6:37 PM


Ok, here in blustery Mass.the weather does not convince me to meander outside - so I am going to start making small quilts- I got the idea to make them for the babies in the AIDS wings in hospitals and here in Western Mass. we have Shriners hospital so, I thought I'd try to make lap size throw quilts. I am going to scrounge up different craft ideas - so... join me - I'd actually love any old scrape materials or thread you want to get rid of - simply send me a message and I'll send you my address - when I finish them I'll see if I can find someone to take pictures - all scrapes and thread would be appreciated. BTW I hand sew these since I do notave a sewing machine -sooo, it takesabit longer and that is why I amnot going to makeany realbig ones. I actually got started when I thought to make one for my daughter - the quilt took on a life of it's own and after 2+ yrs. not ongoing (I'd set it down for wks/mo's then start again) - the size ended up a California King. -- sooooo - no, I will not make them that large again.
Post any craft ideas - lets see if we can make this a real viable ongoing thread.
Happy New Yr. everyone - hope it is prosperous - and magical for all of you.
Rag Quilt Introduction & Materials List

rag quilt

Rag Quilt

© Janet Wickell
Rag Quilts Rag quilts are soft and cuddly, so they are excellent lap quilts for a chilly day. A soft rag quilt is a perfect gift for kids or adults, but be sure to make a few for yourself.

Rag quilts go together quickly and without the stress of sewing absolutely perfect seams. You can complete this easy rag quilt pattern in just a day or two.

This rag quilt is sewn in greens and reds that convey a Christmas theme, but the colors and fabrics aren't overly holidayish, so will work anytime. Its patches are an orderly arrangement of five fabrics in different color values.

My rag quilt patches are sandwiched with flannel batting. Flannel is soft and frays nicely along seam edges. It stays intact so there's no need for quilting stitches. Use flannels in all three layers for an even softer quilt.

Quilt Size: 38-1/2" x 53-1/2"

Larger photo of the rag quilt.

Rag Quilt Yardages Large squares: Floral print, 1-3/4 yards

Four-patch blocks: Four different prints, 3/4 yard each

Flannel: 2-3/4 yards

Rag Quilt Cutting Chart Floral Squares

  • Cut (7) 8-1/2" x 44" strips, then cut (34) 8-1/2" squares from the strip** (called subcut)

Four-Patch Blocks

  • From each fabric, cut (4) 4-3/4" x 44" strips, then subcut (36) 4-3/4" squares from each set**

Flannel:

  • Cut (4) 8-1/2" x 44" strips, then subcut (17) 8-1/2" squares**

  • Cut (8) 4-3/4" x 44" strips, then subcut (72) 4-3/4" squares**

**Additional fabric needed if yardage isn't at least 43" wide after removing selvages

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anonymous wow hOW FUN! March 19, 2010 11:18 PM

I AM TRYING TO MAKE A FEW OF THESE.

I USUALLY MAKE TIED BLANKETS .AND GIVE THEM TO THE POLICE DEPT.SO THEY CAN GIVE THEM OUT.

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anonymous wow hOW FUN! March 19, 2010 11:19 PM

SO MANY KIDS  JUST LOVE THEM AND ARE VERY GLAD TO GET THEM IN A TIME OF NEED.

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 March 22, 2010 1:53 PM

I like to make wall hanging ones. they are quicker and easier than the large ones, though those can be quite gratifying to accomplish. I finally got another sewing machine after being without one for quite a few years. I totally enjoy the handsewing! Thank you Kat for helping me find your group again!

Blessings,

Cathi

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