Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Rag Quilt

Wow, it has been awhile since i've blogged, March wasn't a very good month for me i only posted 1 time! Well here's to hoping that I'll get back into the swing of things and keep up with this blog a little better than before. Today i just wanted to share the quilt i just made for my daughter, I'm not very good when it comes to making quilts, i love to make puff quilts, but besides that i don't quilt. Until...i noticed my daughter dragging around her blanket (pretending it was a "princess" dress another post on that later) it was one of the first blankets i ever sewed and now it looked so small....so knew that i needed to make her a new one.



This is what i made, my first rag quilt.


Don't those colors make you happy? 

So i chose a few different fabrics, 3 were flannel and 3 soft textured fabrics. I cut out my fabric squares 7"x7"


Also don't forget batting - i cut those 6"x6"

This fabric i used for all the backs of the top squares - white with green and pink dots,these i also cut out 7"x7"

After i cut out all the squares i wanted i played around with what design i wanted, so many different ways to chose from.

Next i started sewing, i placed one square of the fabric i chose for the back right side down, then i placed a piece of batting on top of that and then one of my top squares on top of that. Then i just sewed an X across it, but leaving a 1/2" on each side of the square, so your basically just sewing down the batting.

Then i laid out my squares again

I then placed 2 of my squares right sides together and sewed straight down,using a 1/2" seam,when you open it, it will look like the picture below.

I had all the squares layed out and then would just take them by row and sew the squares together.

After i sewed the squares into rows, i sewed the rows together once again right sides together using a 1/2" seam. Once i sewed all the rows, i sewed a straight stitch all the way around using again a 1/2" seam. After doing that, i cut all the loose threads and clipped all the seams.......it took a looooooooooong time to clip those seams but it was so worth it!

Because here is what i got in the end! 

If you want to make it more fluffy you can wash it and that will do the trick!

She sure is one lucky little lady!


Have fun!

42 comments :

  1. I just made a rag quilt for my daughter last month too - aren't they the cutest thing ever?

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  2. That looks awesome! I would love for you to share it (and any other creations) at my new linky party- "Pin It and Win It Wednesday" @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

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  3. Wow, it looks like so much work, but is just lovely!! I love it!!

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  4. Your quilt looks beautiful! Love the colors!

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  5. This is so pretty - it makes me wish I knew how to quilt!
    We'd love if you linked this up to our Beautify It Monday link party going on now - bringingbeauty.blogspot.com/2012/04/beautify-it-monday-2.html

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  6. I LOVE rag quilts. Yours is so pretty. I love the colors you chose. I'd love for you to share this at my link party {It runs Tues-Sat.} http://adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com/2012/04/terrific-tuesdays-9.html
    Rachel

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  7. Oh this is adorable! I absolutely love it! I will have to remember this idea for the future! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I love the colors you chose too! Wish I had the patience (and a sewing machine) to do something like this. Sigh. Maybe if I bought you material or paid you you would make me one?! :D :D :D hehe

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  9. Hi!I saw you link on Adventures of a DIY Mom. I've always wanted to make one of those quilts but it looks a little hard. Did it take you a long time?

    http://sarahsworld-sarahsworld.blogspot.com/

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  10. Really cute. I keep wanting to make one of these but keep running out of time too. Yours turned out wonderful.

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  11. Great job! I love rag quilts-I even made one for my son.

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  12. That turned out so pretty! I am working on one using all the old flannel nighties and pj's from my family. Can't wait to get it finished. I think I may have to do one with colors like yours too it turned out so pretty.

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  13. How cute!! I have been wanting to try one of these for a while now! I would LOVE to have you share this at my link party going on! Maybe even become a new follower! Following you via LINKY!
    http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/04/homemade-by-you-6.html

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  14. I've never tried one of these, but I just love the fluffy rag tag look. So cute!

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  15. That quilt looks great, cozy and colorful. Looks like it will be well loved by a little someone ;-)

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  16. I am going to be featuring you tomorrow morning on Blissful and Domestic. Stop by and grab a button.

    Danielle
    www.blissfulanddomestic.com

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  17. This is adorable. Great fabric / color choices. Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House.

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  18. I love the colors. So sweet! This was a great tutorial as well. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

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  19. Absolutely beautiful! And so is the quilt LOL...
    Found you through Polka Dots on Parade - would love to have you over for a visit!
    New follower!
    Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker
    www.suburbanprairiehomemaker.com

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  20. Simply gorgeous! Thank you for sharing, I'm going to try to make one.

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  21. This looks amazing! You've done a really good job on this. I'm only just a total beginner, I think I've just about got the cutting down hihi. How do you stop the quilt from fraying though?

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  22. Hi from a new follower. I found your lovely blog through Sarahdipities Make Something Mondays. I love your raggy quilt, so pretty. Your daughter is a lucky girl to have such a clever Mummy :) I've just made a rag quilt too although my method was slightly different to yours. I only used two layers of flannel with no batting. There seem to be several ways to make this type of quilt. Please pop over to my blog if you get a minute. Maggie xx

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  24. I love the colors, and I love rag quilts too!! You did a great job. I did very similar colors in my daughter's quilt too and they DO make me happy as well!

    I'd love for you to check out her quilt http://sewsweetcottage.blogspot.com/2012/03/pb-inspired-quilt-for-little-miss.html

    Your new follower,
    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  25. SOOOO Cute! You're being featured today here: http://www.trulylovelyblog.com/2012/04/fancy-this-features-70/

    Happy Monday and thanks for linking up!!

    Kayli :)

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  26. This is beautiful! I wish I could sew, lol! I'd love for you to share this at my party:

    http://www.flourmewithlove.com/2012/04/mix-it-up-monday_08.html

    I hope to see you soon :)

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  27. Sew fantastic is right, I love the rag quilt! I really love the colors you pick, they go really well together. I made one quilt years ago, I think their were over 300 pieces, and I never made another one. but I do believe I will try this rag quilt. Thanks for showing us how! Thanks for sharing you creative inspiration at Sunday's Best!

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  28. I would love to quilt! One of these days:) I love the way this one is made and great choice having the little princess displaying the finished product. I am hopping over from Newlyweds on a budget and am now following you on Linky Followers.

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  29. I love this! I'm putting this on my 'projects to try' list... I'm your newest follower!

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  30. This turned out great! I bet she loves it, too! Love the different colors and textures! Thanks for sharing!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  31. This is such a pretty quilt... love the colors :).

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  32. Super cute! I love all the colors. I'd love for you to link up with Crafty Cousins.

    http://crafting-cousins.blogspot.com/2012/04/what-i-wore-sunday-week-11.html

    See you soon!
    ~Natalie @ Crafty Cousins

    Holla! We're your newest followers! :)

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  33. Love this, thanks for the great tutorial and thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday at www.thrifty101.blogspot.com You've been featured! Be sure to stop by and grab an "I was featured" button and join up again this week with more of your awesome ideas!

    Michelle
    Thrifty 101

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  34. Lovely! It turned out so well! Great, fun colors...super cheerful! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

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  35. I so love your rag quilt! The colors are so pretty. Thanks for linking up at Sunday Blog Love, this will be featured, I love raq quilts!

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  36. I love this whimsical quilt with it's happy colors! Thank you for linking up on Fabulous Friday. By the way, I'm hosting a fun giveaway. You're invited to pop over & enter: http://michellelunt.blogspot.com/2012/04/fun-giveaway-and-thank-you-to-my.html

    Warmly, Michelle

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  37. Thanks so much for linking up. Everything is so beautiful. Hope to see you back next week. Have a great weekend.

    Michelle

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  38. I'm really wanting to make one of these for my daughter. What size was your finished quilt? How much fabric did you need? Thanks!

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  39. Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly
    Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-13.html
    I hope you can make it!
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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