It’s been a while since my last post, mainly because I’ve been keeping myself busy with numerous quilting and sewing projects. As I mentioned in my previous post, my husband and I will be expecting a baby girl sometime in April. In preparation for her arrival, I decided to make a couple things for her. I’m not sure where all this energy is coming from, but there’s something about having a baby that gets you motivated to create things.
Shortly after I finished my patchwork quilt, I moved on to a flannel and fleece rag quilt. I found a great tutorial from one of my favorite YouTube contributors, Missouri Quilt Company. They have so many great ideas!
I chose flannel fabrics with a mix of pink, green, and brown for my rag quilt and cut them into 5-inch squares.
Then I created sandwich pieces using the pink fleece squares as a backing and sewing two diagonal lines through the piece.
Here’s what it looks like when you sew the sandwich pieces together using a 1/4″ seam allowance:
The next step is to snip the edges, being careful not to snip the seam.
And here’s the finished product!
One of the things I love about this quilt is its softness and the texture created by the raggedy edges. It’s so unique! This quilt is pretty small, about 24″x30″. The next time I make a rag quilt, I think I’ll use larger pieces and use a larger seam allowance. I’d also like to try using minkie fabrics for an even softer quilt!
This was a quick and fun project, and I was super happy with the end result! I’ll end my post here with the tutorial from the Missouri Star Quilt Company. Have fun creating your own rag quilt….enjoy!