Monday, April 20, 2015

Stripes Rag Quilt Tutorial



I have known for exactly one week that I am having a Baby Girl and have already started several sewing projects in celebration! I am very limited on floor space in the camper for quilting. Therefore, I decided on a rag quilt, knowing it would be the easiest. And fastest!



I chose 3 coordinating fabrics. Instead of using batting, rag quilts use a flannel lining. I started with 1.5 yards of all 4 fabrics. You can use more or less, but this is what I had on hand. For the this quilt you will need:

6 - 6.5"x44" strips in main fabric
3 - 6.5x44" strips in flannel

12 - 4.5"x44" strips in accent 1 color
6 - 4.5"x44" strips in flannel

8 - 2.5"x44" strips in accent 2 color
4 - 2.5"x44" strips in flannel

Create fabric "sandwiches" using 2 fabrics strips in the same print and 1 flannel strip. All the same size. Place your first strip right side DOWN, then a strip of flannel, and a second strip right side UP. Do this for all of your fabric strips.


Sew a seam in the center and down the entire 44" length of each strip.


Decide on the finished pattern you would like your strips. Pin them together along the 44" sides and sew a 1/4 to 1/2" seam. The larger your seam, the more the ragged your edges will be.


After all of your seams are sewn, cut 3/4 of the way through your seams. Do this all along the edge to help your fabric fray and fluff.


Using your favorite method, add binding around the entire outside edge of your quilt.


Wash and dry your quilt with a tiny bit of detergent and on low settings. This will help to fluff your rag edges and get rid of all the strings. Thanks for letting me share! If you have any questions feel free to email me or comment below. Happy Monday!











22 comments:

  1. Love this and it's adorable! Looks like a great place to start for this beginner :)

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    1. Thanks Jamie! And yes it is a great beginner project!!

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  2. It is so cute!! I love those colors together. Great step by step instructions too. Congrats on your baby girl.

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    1. We are very excited to add girly colors and patterns to our house! Well I am... Thank you Chellie!

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  3. What a cute quilt! And congratulations on your upcoming bundle of joy :)

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  4. Such a pretty quilt. I haven't made a rag quilt yet, but I think I need to.

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    1. They are so much fun because you can finish them in a day or two instead 4 or more like other quilts! Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Adreanna, this is totally ADORBS! I think I can even handle this. I love the fabric you chose as well!

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  6. This is so cute. My moms quilts and I forwarded this to her. I think I've found a project for us to do this summer!

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  7. Hi there Friend, you are so creative! Thank you for joining in at the Friday Favorites Link Party! I hope to see you there this week:) Christine -Must Love Home

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  8. Thank you so much for linking up with Seasons on Saturday! You were featured this week! Please come visit tomorrow to share more!!
    Abbi @ Seasons of a Homemaker

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  9. Hi Adreanna, I love the colors of your quilt, my grandmother used to make quilts and I have many many tied quilts but never as detailed as yours, it turned out great. In preparing for our WW this will be great to share with readers.
    Looking forward to Co-hosting with you again this week!
    Hope you enjoy your day!
    Karren
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Karren! I look forward to another week of Wordless Wednesday!

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  10. I have always wanted to make a quilt, but the prospect has been so daunting... Your tutorial has inspired me to have a go... I could always start small and do one for my daughters dolly LOL
    Thanks for co- hosting

    Dawn
    https://prettyshabbyuk.blogspot.com

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  11. First, CONGRATS on the news of a baby girl! So wonderful! And second, the quilt is gorgeous! I have a love/hate relationship with my sewing machine, but you have made this look very doable. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Glad to be co-hosting WW with you!
    -Shannon
    www.dailydiyer.blogspot.com

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  12. Congratulations! I'm bookmarking this page. I love to sew and this looks like a project I might be able to handle.
    It's great to Co-Host with you this week! Enjoy your week.

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  13. Congrats! That is wonderful news! Your quilt is precious! I've always wanted to make a quilt. My grandmother just gave me her sewing machine, and this looks like the perfect first project! Pinned! Thank you for the tutorial! It's a pleasure to be co-hosting WW with you! Have a great week!
    xo Christine

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  14. Great project. I love the colors in this, perfect for summer. Thanks for sharing & co-hosting WW.

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  15. Thanks for Co-Hosting the Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday! I look forward to seeing you again next week!
    Mary
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

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