I took a trip to the fabric store and decided to get started on my Rag Quilt Blanket …… or is a throw? I searched online for all the details and there’s a lot of info on this subject. What I’ve decided to do is make the quilt based on a hodge podge of info and then try to incorporate Stampin’ Up! in the process (on the next rag quilt).
For example, my first Rag Quilt Purse was made with just regular 5″ squares and after I made it I decided to use the Scallop Square Die. What a time saver that was!! I cut 126 squares last night and 63 this morning. Having the Big Shot do the cutting really does save you time!
Here’s a picture of my squares and I purchased this fabric at Quilters Haven in Olathe, KS.
Here’s all of them……
The next picture is how I figured it out on paper. I decided after much research that I wanted my throw to have 7 squares across with 9 down. Each square is a 6″ square. I need 63 squares for the front and 63 for the back. I also need 63 squares of batting and I choose 4 1/4 for the size. Notice how I said “I choose”? There’s a lot of info out there and I’m just a beginner so I’m going with what the ladies tell me at the quilting store.
Here’s how I figured out how many squares I needed of each pattern.
I’m not sure when I’ll get started but for now my squares are ready for whenever I have some time to sew (usually very late at night when I’m too tired for anything else).
If you emailed me about the Cowboy prints on my sisters purse. I went back to Quilters Haven and bought some more fabric and now I have the names. Here ya go:
- The pattern with the horse & saddle is “Back in the Saddle” copyright by Anita Phillips & licensed to Wilmington prints.
- The pattern with the red stripes with blue stars doesn’t have a name on it but it does say Patt. 3719 and the website is www.andoverfabrics.com.
- The burnt red pattern with cream stars is 1867 Gloria by Bonnie Sullivan.
- Horse shoe pattern was sold out but you could use 022 Zen Stripe Makower uk.
- Pattern on bottom of purse wasn’t shown in the picture and it doesn’t have a name on it. When you’re buying the fabric just look for a pattern that has the same colors in it.
I bought several patterns of new fabric & I’ll save it for next weekend.
Have a great day!
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p.s. Club girls….club is tomorrow at 11am or 7pm. Don’t be shocked by all the boxes in the dining room or how clean & organized my office is 🙂 Both are very extreme!!
Thanks for posting so much quilting stuff lately. You inspired me to get my machine out again! I spent the weekend up north quilting. I replicated your purse and made a rag quilt for a baby’s crib. It’s beautiful! For what it’s worth, I cut my batting 1″ smaller than my square. I sew with a 1/2″ seam allowance. It works beautifully and I have yet to have any batting extend beyond my sew line…and I’m no expert! I just took the baby blanket out of the dryer and can’t get over how soft, cozy and pretty it is! Again, many thanks for the inspiration!
Angie, for your throw did you use the Big Shot also or did you cut the squares out individually?
I bought more material yesterday too. Going to make some tote bags I think. Also at some point want to make a quilt.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Angie, I’ve made a ton of these rag quilts for baby gifts and I use a rotery cutter and ruler to cut masses of squares for my quilts. I might have to invest in a die to cut some out. I think the scallop edge would definitely save me time from having to ‘clip’ the edges after i’ve put them together. I dont normally use batting in mine because using flannel, it’s usually warm enough. Have fun with your quilt!!
I grew up sewing with my mother, but now have turned to papercrafting. She is visiting for Thanksgiving and bringing fabric with her that is begging to meet Mr. Big! Thanks for the inspiration, Angie!
I love rag quilts, although I haven’t made one yet, but have bought the material for it! I am so glad you posted this info ans it will help me out alot! I love how you used your Big Shot too!
Thank you for all the wonderful ideas – quilting and just papercrafts in general – love all your ideas – thanks for sharing!
I love the little snowmen fabric… did you happen to get the name of it?
I have made a couple of the baby rag quilts and they are so cute. But I am a little confused. You said you used the scallop square die and I see perfect little squares in your pictures, not scalloped squares, am I missing something?
Angie, could you please post a picture of your finished lap quilt? I’m interested in making one and would like to see your’s! Thanks, Mary