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Colorful Rag Quilt

This rag quilt was created using fabric left-over from years of sewing. It is so cheery and colorful and a one of a kind item. No set rule was used to complete it except that patterned and solid colored blocks alternated and the blocks surrounding each block had to at least compliment it in a way, colorwise. The blocks used were 10 x 10 cm in size and a seam allowance of 7 mm was used to sew the blocks together. It is 20 blocks x 27 blocks in size and measures roughly 160 cm x 216 cm in size (5.24 x 7.09 feet).



Colorful Rag Quilt 1

For this project you will need:

- as many fabrics as you like that compliment each other and that are about the same weight/ type (like cotton) - for this
  quilt we needed a total of 540 x 2 squares measuring 10 x 10 cm each
- 540 squares of batting each measuring 8 x 8 cm each
- white sewing thread
- basic sewing supplies
- sharp spring scissors like these from Fiskars

Fiskars Scissors with Spring

If you have a die cutting machine a thick die that cuts 10 cm square scallops (i.e. from Sizzix), this makes the block cutting a lot faster and easier because you are able to cut several layers of fabric (6-8 depending on the thickness of the fabric) out at the same time.


This quilt was made like this Americana Rag Quilt. Basically you can use this Americana Rag Quilt Tutorial for it but the tutorial varies slightly to this quilt. For example the size of the quilt is different and in the tutorial, a seam allowance of 1 cm was used. For this quilt, a seam allowance of 7mm was used. Otherwise the procedure is the same to make it.

Colorful Rag Quilt 2
This is the quilt just before washing

Colorful Rag Quilt 3
After washing and drying, the seam allowance will fringe up and become soft.

Colorful Rag Quilt 4
This is a more detailed picture of the blocks after washing.




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Colorful Rag Quilt





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