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From: amy79
Date: 01-15-2005, 11:30 AM (1 of 3)
Okay now here's my problem I'm such a newbie, I don't know how to do anything. But for Christmas I got a new Singer, last night I finally figured out how just to thread the thing. Well I'm want to make my new son a rag quilt I have heard that for beginners this is where to start. So my questions are how much space do I leave on the edges when sewing the blocks into the sandwich? And when sewing them all together how much rag do I want hanging out? For this quilt I do not plan on putting in a batting cause it's going to be both sides flannel so I figured that would be plenty warm enough... Thank you so much ahead of time!!! Amy
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Member since: 01-15-2005
Total posts: 2
From: joannequilts
Date: 01-15-2005, 12:46 PM (2 of 3)
User: joannequilts
Member since: 12-22-2000
Total posts: 3070
From: MicheleLeigh
Date: 01-15-2005, 07:15 PM (3 of 3)
I used the instructions from - How to Make a Rag Quilt ( It uses a 1 inch seam allowance. Mine is denim (dark and light blue) and a batik twill on one side and flannel on the other, it was all fabric I had around the house. Here are a couple links for the pictures, the quilt has not been washed to fray yet.

Front of quilt - denims and batick twill (

back of quilt - flannels (
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User: MicheleLeigh
Member since: 01-02-2005
Total posts: 14
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