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Baby quilt

New postby Mom of Six on Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:51 pm

I think I might get myself into trouble but I am going to attempt to make a rag quilt for the new baby being born the end of March. I have a lot of small pieces of sports & monkey flannel That I can use up.
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Re: Baby quilt

New postby icetbear on Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:33 pm

Go for the gold Barb :applause: Lots of friendly advice around here as you know for venturing to the dark side :) Looking forward to pics, take care and stay warm ;)

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Re: Baby quilt

New postby HeyJudee on Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:16 pm

Yeah, Barb!!! Always nice to have a sewer come and visit the dark side... :lol:
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Re: Baby quilt

New postby Mom of Six on Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:17 pm

Lots of friendly advice around here as you know for venturing to the dark side

I don't consider a rag quilt realy venturing to the dark side. I am not really quilting it is more like just sewing squares together.

I hate to admit it on here but I have made quite a few tied quilts in my past. & even did one for my grandson that was Echo quilted around all the shapes on the fabric to fit on his twin size bed. My Grandmother made some beautiful pieced quilts & I will never be in her league. I get bored with projects that take too long.
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Re: Baby quilt

New postby lendube on Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:31 pm

You go, Barb. Rag quilts are so much fun. I've probably made a dozen. I don't consider them quilts either. I think of them as craft projects. :D
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Re: Baby quilt

New postby Mom of Six on Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:39 pm

lendube wrote:You go, Barb. Rag quilts are so much fun. I've probably made a dozen. I don't consider them quilts either. I think of them as craft projects. :D

good way to think of them!
I am trying to decide 4" or 6" squares. (Cut 5" or 7") I want the quilt to end up around wide 42"-44"& thinking 50ish long.
If it is not to difficult I might make a girl one also for another DD's friend who's baby is due in April & my great niece who is having a girl in June. But I will get through the one boy one first.
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Re: Baby quilt

New postby Jeke on Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:46 pm

:applause: :applause: Go Barb! I love rag quilts. Have made several over the years and they are always loved. Looking forward to a pic when you are finished.
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Re: Baby quilt

New postby Mom of Six on Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:53 pm

I cut a lot of squares today.
Cut an old flannel sheet for the center. & I have 87 other squares in assorted sports/ boy /solids. I have bowing, Basketball,2 different baseball, hockey, Monkeys, frogs, I love Grandma, & Hot wheels prints plus some light blue, tan, cream & a mottled blue solid. I need to go to Jo Ann's tomorrow to return the bobbins I bought that say they will fit my viking but don't (will stop @ the dealer & get the right ones) I need some football & Michigan State Flannel (has anyone ever mixed regular cotton in if I can't find the flannel?) I cut the squares 7" I am thinking I will do 7 across & 9 down
For a finished size of 42" X 54". I want it big enough to not grow out of right away. Do you think I should add 1 more row across for 48"?
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Re: Baby quilt

New postby bridesmom on Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:06 pm

The regular cotton won't fray up as nice as the flannel but it could work. It also probably won't shrink as much when washing as well.
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Re: Baby quilt

New postby Mom of Six on Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:43 pm

Thanks Laura! I am going to look for flannel but If I don't find it I may put a few squares of Cotton Michigan state fabric in to please the Dad.
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