Sunday, November 15, 2009

Rag Quilt Blanket or Throw

I took a trip to the fabric store and decided to get started on my Rag Quilt Blanket ...... or is a throw? 

I searched online for all the details and there's a lot of info on this subject.  What I've decided to do is make the quilt based on a hodge podge of info and then try to incorporate Stampin' Up! in the process (on the next rag quilt).

For example, my first Rag Quilt Purse was made with just regular 5" squares and after I made it I decided to use the Scallop Square Die.  What a time saver that was!!  I cut 126 squares last night and 63 this morning. Having the Big Shot do the cutting really does save you time!

Here's a picture of my squares and I purchased this fabric at Quilters Haven in Olathe, Ks.

Winter quilt
Here's all of them......
Snowman quilt
The next picture is how I figured it out on paper.  I decided after much research that I wanted my throw to have 7 squares across with 9 down. Each square is a 6" square.  I need 63 squares for the front and 63 for the back.   I also need 63 squares of batting and I choose 4 1/4 for the size.  
Notice how I said "I choose"? 
There's a lot of info out there and I'm just a beginner so I'm going with what the ladies tell me at the quilting store.

Here's how I figured out how many squares I needed of each pattern. 
I'm not sure when I'll get started but for now my squares are ready for whenever I have some time to sew (usually very late at night when I'm too tired for anything else).
See ya!

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1 comment:

Wendy said...

Do you have a finished product picture of this anywhere? I had it flagged as a 'to-do' project and finally found the fabric I want to use and am ready to sew. Also, did you use the scallop square or a regular square to cut them out? All your edges are straight???