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Sewing and Quilting: My first rag quilt

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morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

July 7, 2011
6:48 PM

Post #8679262

This was my first one. I was going to give it to my dil but it went so perfectly on my living room sofa I had to make another one for her. Then when my husband and I separated I left it with the sofa because it looked so good. I come and visit it often tho... He is the one with the internet so I am using his computer.

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morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

July 7, 2011
6:50 PM

Post #8679266

another view

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morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

July 7, 2011
6:53 PM

Post #8679274

This is made with 3 layers. The fabric is cotton, sort of a homespun flannel. The inner layer is the same fabrics. This has been washed several times.

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morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

July 7, 2011
6:58 PM

Post #8679281

It might have frayed more if I had made the cuts closer together. As you can see, the 'fringe' is about an inch long. And it still makes a lot of lint when it is washed and dried.

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quilter_gal
(Elizabeth) DFW Area, TX

July 8, 2011
8:09 AM

Post #8680103

This is just darling! You did a great job on it! :)

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

July 9, 2011
9:21 AM

Post #8682011

Absolutely beautiful!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

July 11, 2011
8:15 PM

Post #8687248

VERY nice!!! I understand about not taking it when it looks so great right where it is!! I'm glad you get to visit it and enjoy seeing it all over again.
beverly710
Newalla, OK
(Zone 7a)

July 12, 2011
10:21 AM

Post #8688088

I love it!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 12, 2011
6:30 PM

Post #8689127

Love the color combination..

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 13, 2011
6:21 AM

Post #8689694

Great quilt. I just washed my flannels last night to try my own. You did great.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 13, 2011
4:19 PM

Post #8690699

A suggestion if I may...do spend the money and time going to the laundromat..costly to repair your washer..I'll attest to that..made about 10 at Christmas time, shortly thereafter the repairman showed me what jammed the pump.

You don't think there is a lot of threads that seem to work their way into the workings but there are..I even use their dryer..both their washers/dryers are commercial and do the trick.

I have a dye for my accuquilt which cuts rag squares and maybe cutting the in smaller cuts but I still wouldn't take the chance..

Also doing your sqares after sewing the centre 'x' sure makes the tagging easier..does not create a problem when sewing..

Once you make as many as I, you soon learn what to and not what to do!! Lol

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

July 13, 2011
4:33 PM

Post #8690722

YES!! I ruined my SON's washing machine! NEVER do this at home if you have a septic tank and drain field instead of city sewer! OH my... trust me on this one!~ You just don't need the extra burden on those systems.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 13, 2011
5:46 PM

Post #8690858

Amen to that..luckily I had a service contract with sears, guy told me he really shouldn't have repaired on contact because it was something I did but he put it through..a good book and pocket full of change and no worries will help make rag making care free and $$$ in your pocket

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

July 16, 2011
5:32 PM

Post #8696479

Thank you Bettypause and Pat. That is very good advice. I've been lucky so far and I don't want to press my luck anymore! I'm on a septic system so ... FluStu, we'll be looking for pics.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 16, 2011
5:37 PM

Post #8696489

Please know we are suggesting, no almost ordering you to go to a laundromat...not good for a septic...can you imagine it plugging and needing a new one!

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

July 16, 2011
5:44 PM

Post #8696497

I know. Thanks. Isn't this a wonderful forum? Just love it!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 16, 2011
5:46 PM

Post #8696499

We all share knowledge, perhaps next time you could lead me in the right direction..always looking for techniques and ideas!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

July 17, 2011
7:04 AM

Post #8697314

Who was it that was looking for princess fabric? http://www.marshalldrygoods.com/by-the-bolt/cat_89.html

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 21, 2011
10:38 AM

Post #8706242

Just thought I would let you know I have a trade going on at this thread:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1198146/
My flannels for your cottons.

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