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Monday, March 26, 2012

Personalized Flannel Rag Quilt

I've been so excited about my new sewing machine (Jamnome 6600) and all of it's stitches and needed a project to play with them.  You can imagine how excited I was to find a tutorial about a rag quilt and using my new machine stitches.  I found the instructions over at Patricia's Dogwood Lane Rambles.

My nephew was born in January and this aunt hasn't even been able to see him, but today I am going to put this in the mail to show him some love.

I cut 3" and 5" strips of flannel and used 21 strips on top, 21 strips in the middle, and 21 strips for the bottom.  Once I laid the strips out, I decided to add a little dark blue to give it more color.

When all the strips were cut, I laid them out where I wanted them.  The top strip of every row then had to be pressed to put a crease in the middle to give a straight line to follow when putting those fancy stitches on the strips.

I had a lot of fun coming up with designs for little Will's quilt.   I sewed the strips together with 1/2" seams and sewed around the outside at 1/2" with a triple stitch (one of the neat new stitches on my machine).   I clipped the seam allowances about every 1/4".  I've washed this rag quilt 3 times so far and think I need to go one more time.   

Baby Quilt
Finished size: 40" x 60"

I have a lot of nieces and nephews, imagine the possibilities... lol


Dogwood Lane Rambles said...

Hi - Love your version of this rag quilt, super cute. Thanks for the mention of my blog. Wasn't it fun to use all those neat stitches we never seem to to get to use?

Carla said...

I try my best to give credit to those that provide my inspirations. Thanks for the great tutorial. I'm loving all the new stitches and you showed a great way to use them. Thanks for stopping by.