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6.01.2010

Tuesday Tell All #4

Welcome to Tuesday Tell All!  When I was pregnant with my little one I wanted to do a rag quilt.  My mother and I went to Joanne's and bought the material.  I came home and was to tired.  I put the fabric away and didn't get around to it till he was over a year. Then I was looking through some blogs and I found a great tutorial.  I wish that I still had the site name.

I don't have any pictures of the steps.  When I have the desire to do one again I would love to show you.  Till then I will just tell you how I did mine. To start out I bought 5 different type materials.  I bought 3 different fabric for the squares and then I bought two solids.  One of the solids were for the middle, instead of the really expensive batting.  All the material was flannel, we live in Utah and I wanted a really warm blanket.

So I cut all of the squares out 10*10 inches.  I did 6 by 6 on the blanket.  When I sewed it I stacked one blue, one tan, and then a print.  Then take and sew it from one corner to the other.  But you don't cut the string, you just keep feeding them through.  When you are done you cut them apart and then you sewing from one corner to the other. Then cut them apart and then decide on the pattern that you want to do.  If you are like me and are not that great at sewing, you pin them together and sew the sides.  Then sew them in strips and then when you are all done with the strips, you sew the strips together.

This is what it will look like when you get to this stage:
This is a close up:





This is the back:
Then comes the fun part snipping, I wish that my hubbie would have taken a picture of the hours that I spent sitting there.  Then you wash it after you  get done snipping.  This is the picture after I washed it.
I loved how it turned out!  My son uses it every night on his bed and I am thinking about doing one for his big boy room in our next house.  When I am over at my parent's house, my dad tries to steal it from my little one. If you have any questions please let me know.  I would love to answer them! 

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10 comments:

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

very cute! I have wanted to make a rag quilt too. I just finished one that I posted up awhile ago, and I need a new project. Thanks for sharing. I think I am going to run to Joannes to get some flannel...I also agree with you that batting is soooo expensive. Using flannel for the middle is a great idea!

Shellbelle said...

Your rag quilt came out great! I just recently starting collecting scraps to make one for myself. Luckily, I have a cousin who has made many of them over the years and has offered her help. Who knows when it will get done, I'm like you and put things away and then forget about it, lol.

Brambleberry Cottage said...

The rag quilt turned out great! I can see why your little guy wanted it with him all the time. You created an heirloom keepsake!

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Connie said...

I have always love rag quilts. Maybe someday I will get arout to making one too, you have inspired me.

Connie said...

OH BROTHER, I NEED TO PROOF READ BEFORE I POST A COMMENT.

It should be 'loved' and 'around'

Misty said...

Cute quilt!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

~SHERI said...

http://www.jeremiah-2911.com/2010/06/tuesday-tutorial.html

~SHERI said...

Maybe this one? The quilt is very cute!

La-Dee-da crafter said...

I have to try this. I will certainly ask questions as I go. No doubt, I might have them. Fingers crossed!

Pamela Kirk said...

I like the way rag quilts look and the way they feel. My daughters and I made quite a few of them about a year ago. They turned out so nice.

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