I started quilting earlier this year. We’re talking simple rag quilts, not hand-quilted yellow brick road patterns. Either way, it’s a new project for me and I really enjoyed making them. I made a sample piece for our house. It’s beautiful blush shades, and soft flannel. The pups claimed it as their own as soon as I first laid out the squares.
Once I felt comfortable with this large quilt, I put together a baby blanket for our forth-coming niece. I adore this blanket and hope our niece will love it too.
Rag Quilt, here’s an example The process is very simple and forgiving, which is great for a beginner.
First and foremost you must choose your size and your fabric.
Next, cut your squares and arrange them as you see fit. The front and back of these quilts are identical and you assemble each square like a sandwich.
Next you sew the sandwich together with a simple ‘X’. Then sew your rows across, then combine the rows. The important bit is to expose your seams because that’s where your soft fringe comes from.
Once your pieces are all sewn together, sew a perimeter then you’ll snip the exposed seams and wash it (sans detergent) a couple times to get it good and soft and a bit frayed.
Then sit back and wait for people/dogs to flock to it.