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    I have a question about rag quilting. Must I use flannel on the front and back of the quilt. Could I use flannel for the batting and back with a cotton front?

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    I made a couple of rag quilts and didn’t use any flannel at all. Just quilting cotton front and back and batting in the middle.

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      #3
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      Yes you certainly can.

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        I've made several rag quilts in all kinds of combinations - flannel front/back with batting, cotton front/back with batting, flannel front/cotton back with batting, homespun front/cotton back, double gauze front/minky back with flannel batting. I've been happy with how each has turned out.
        I am Sew Blessed!
        Alina

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          #5
          Re: Rag quilting question

          Alina is correct...you can use almost any combination of fabrics/fibers. I never use batting in my rag quilts. I much prefer them to be three layers of the fabrics I'm using. I have hints and details in my User Notes.

          I notice that you are a new member...so welcome to the forum. If you want to view my User Notes on rag quilts, just click on my name under the photo on this post...then click View Profile...then User Notes and scroll to rag quilt.

          Have a great day!
          sigpicwww.whisperofrose.blogspot.com


          Scottie Mom Barb

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            #6
            Re: Rag quilting question

            Welcome! There are no quilt police here, lol. You can make a quilt any way you want. Sometimes it works. I'm starting a flannel rag quilt for a new great niece.

            Gina

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              #7
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              I think some fabrics rag and curl more than others, like flannel rags up nicer than plain cotton. I never made one so would somebody please answer this. And welcome to the Forum from Wisconsin!

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                #8
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                So, if you do this, would you sew the blocks together so that the flannel side has the rag effect, or the cotton side?

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                  #9
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                  It doesn't really matter which side has the rag effect since the ragging comes from what is in the seams. Either side.
                  I am Sew Blessed!
                  Alina

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                    #10
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                    I made a rag quilt using cotton on top, flannel in the middle and minky on the back. Turned out great. I used 3 minky layer cakes, they were 11" square and 20 to a cake, called Safari that I bought from M*. Only layer cake I ever saw that was an odd size.

                    I suggest getting spring loaded snippers to rag the edges. I have arthritis in my hands and it took several days for me to rag it.

                    https://www.missouriquiltco.com/shop...skars-scissors
                    Last edited by Vonnie; March 22nd, 2019, 05:32 AM.
                    Vonnie

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                      #11
                      Re: Rag quilting question

                      Oh yes, as Vonnie stated spring-loaded snippers are a must for rag quilts!
                      I am Sew Blessed!
                      Alina

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