? about rag quilt finished pictures on post #9

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by piecemaker, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. piecemaker

    piecemaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    I am making a few demin rag quilts. Each block is 6 2/1 inch then will be 5 inch when sewn together with a 5 inch batting in each square. My question is
    can I tie each square in the center instead of machine sewing them? If I tie each square will that be enough to hold the batting. Also I thouhgt I could maybe use a few ties in each block.

    Thanks
    piecmaker
     
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  2. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    I don't see why you can do this. There are endless possibilities when it comes to a rag quilt. Show pics when your done [​IMG]
     
  3. tabsmonsters

    tabsmonsters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would make the batting maybe half an inch longer so it gets caught in the seams when you attach the squares to each other. I would be afraid that the batting would just bunch around the center tie. Does that make sense?

    *edited to add: I didnt see where you mentioned using more than one tie in each square. I would do that if you cant make the batting bigger. I would also try it that way on a few squares, attach a few squares, like a mini blanket, and run them through the washer and dryer to test it. Much easier than doing a whole blanket and have it not work.
     
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  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I would definitely try to tie it closer to the corners, instead of once in the middle. Also, look for a batting that needs to be quilted or tied as far apart as possible. Not one that needs to be quilted really close together, or it falls apart or bunches up. Batting usually has recommendations on the label, saying how close the quilting needs to be.

    Denim is so heavy, it would be pretty warm just on it's own, without batting.
     
  5. piecemaker

    piecemaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    OK my fingers hurt very bad I decided to tie each block in the center and all 4 corners. I did 165 blocks !!!!!
    Thanks for the advice about tie more often. I did most of the blockes in the car. We had to go to College Station aka aggie land, so I used that time to do most of the tieing.
    Just said on the news 70 something tomorrow and 73 Friday 72 Saterday, that is on the news alittle north west of us. So maybe warmer here. Can you say spring [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I feel a day of horse back riding coming on [​IMG] [​IMG]

    edited cuz i put the wrong # in
     
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  6. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow! That's a lot to get done! Good job!

    Enjoy your day of riding. I sure wish spring was getting closer here!
     
  7. tabsmonsters

    tabsmonsters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness! That is alot of squares and ties! I am guessing you did the squares for all the blankets you are making. I made twin size rag quilts for both of my boys, each consisting of around 90 blocks. It took me forever and the clipping was a nightmare! I think I will just stick to lap sized quilts! You will have to post pics when you are done!
     
  8. piecemaker

    piecemaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    About all that clipping. I found out if I do it as I sew it is alot easier. I sew a row then go back and clip between each block. Then as I sew the rows together I clip them. Then I sew around the whole thing and clip. Hope this will make it easier for you. [​IMG] Will post when I get done with this one.
    piecemaker
     
  9. piecemaker

    piecemaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    I finished on Friday. [​IMG] I think it turned out good. There are 99 squares and no two are the same. It is to be raffled off for The Relay for Life by my church team.

    the front
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    the back
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    the lable I just put on it I forgot to do it before I washed it
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    edited to add I tied each square in 5 places instead of sewing an X on them
     
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  10. ChevygirlBeth

    ChevygirlBeth Chillin' With My Peeps

    It turned out beautifully!!! [​IMG]
     

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