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    Rag Quilt

    can you use regular cotton fabric for a rag quilt. or should it be flannel? would regular fabric fray as well?
    Patrice

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    Patrice it doesn't work as well (in my opinion), I've seen it done and it is possible but it does not fluff as well or as quickly, you get a much nicer immediate effect with flannel.

    PS It doesn't work at all well with high thread count fabrics like the batiks, they simply don't fray well.
    Last edited by Dragonfly; November 24, 2010, 06:35 AM. Reason: PS
    Lynn

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      #3
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      ditto what Lynn said. I have found that homespun ravels very nicely - the cheapie stuff you can find at Wal-not; it is like Lynn said; the thread count is too high on better fabrics.
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        #4
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        thanks ladies!
        Patrice

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          I have had success with cotton on the outsides and flannel as my batting. The more you wash it the better it looks. I use Hancock's for my fabric for these quilts so I wouldn't say it is high quality fabric...but it's not as bad as Wal-mart...I certainly wouldn't use my Moda though....
          Michele

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            I have made several rag quilts, 8 1/2 " squares x25 for a 5 rows of 5 squares makes a good size baby blanket. I have always made my quilts with cotton on one side and flannel on the other, I use a 7" flannel in the center for the batting. I do suggest getting a pair of the rag snip(scissors), which you can buy from MSQC. I have also used 5" charm packs with minkee and cotton with the batting 4" flannel.

            Here is a quick idea (copy and paste in your address bar)
            http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/06/...emat.html#more
            Happy Quilting
            Daniela

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              #7
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              thanks for the website. will check it out
              Patrice

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                #8
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                Here is a quick idea (copy and paste in your address bar)
                http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/06/...emat.html#more
                yeah...but...but.....that would mean cutting into my MODA!!! have you gone mad woman???
                Michele

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                  #9
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                  I just finished a Rag Scarf. I used cotton for the top squares batting in the center and flannel on the back. It was my first rag experience but I think it came out great.

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                    Originally posted by rcski2000 View Post
                    I just finished a Rag Scarf. I used cotton for the top squares batting in the center and flannel on the back. It was my first rag experience but I think it came out great.

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                    oh I like it. i can't wait to try one
                    Patrice

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                      #11
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                      Love the scarf, what a cool idea! It came out great!
                      There's still time to change the road you're on - Led Zeppelin, "Stairway to Heaven"

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