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From: franilynn
Date: 11-04-2004, 08:33 AM (1 of 3)
Hi everyone! I am fairly new to sewing and loving it! My question - has anyone made one of the popular rag quilts out of cotton??? I have made one out of flannel, but wondering if cotton would be o.k. to use. If so, I have decided on yet another perfect Christmas gift to make for a good friend!! Thanks for your time and input, and Happy Sewing!

User: franilynn
Member since: 10-17-2004
Total posts: 1
From: Hogmami
Date: 11-04-2004, 10:39 AM (2 of 3)
I made one in cotton it just didn't fray as much.
User: Hogmami
Member since: 09-30-2004
Total posts: 800
From: dlbcpa2b
Date: 11-04-2004, 11:51 AM (3 of 3)
You can make them out of cotton, but unless it is a loosley woven cotton, it won't "rag" much. Try using homespuns. Those fray nicely. :smile:

Dee :bg:
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins--not through strength, but through perserverance.
User: dlbcpa2b
Member since: 10-20-2004
Total posts: 14
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