Last week I finished this lovely up. I like rag quilts. I like the look and the easy nature of them. It’s just quilt making at it’s most simplest. It’s forgiving with none of the precision work. It’s a nice break from all the careful practices of lining points up, cutting perfectly straight, and all the other things that we have to be so mindful about when making a quilt.
You might remember these fabrics from this post. These are Capsules Le Vintage by Art Gallery Fabrics. They are dreamy soft colored and I just loved working with them. I don’t normally keep a whole collection together like that, but I couldn’t for the life of me separate these.
A little about rag quilts…
I actually started my shop and quilt making journey with rag quilts. They are made square by square, quilt as you go style and then sewn together with the seams on the outside. Once you have the whole quilt put together, you have to go back and clip all the seams so that you get the ragging effect.
If you choose not to clip the seams you end up with a big unraveling stringy mess on your hands after washing the quilt, so be sure to remember to clip.
They are soft and floppy quilts, perfect for snuggling.
I’m going to be making several of these up in Art Gallery Fabrics fabric collection in the next month for Christmas sales. Maybe you are interested? You can find this quilt for sale here. It’s a large throw size, about 59×67″. I like to give them to my family for Christmas. They are always well used and loved.
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