Are you looking for easy instructions for making a rag quilt? Then you have come to the right place, I would say. You may have seen your mom making several of those quilts. She might have used flannel which makes soft quilt. Flannel is really a great choice and I would suggest you to go ahead with the use of it. Actually, this project is really easy. If you are able to sew a straight line and you have enough patience, it will be a cakewalk for you. You can make a wonderful child gift made with Disney Flannel.
When it comes to making rag quilt with flannel, there are several advantages attached to it. You don’t need battling at all here in this case. You should know the fact that flannel thickness is going to be sufficient for giving a substantial feel to your rag quilt. You can make use of battling for thick quilting. Also, you can use more flannel as filler if you want. However, this is optional.
We are dealing with two layers for the quilt when we make rag quilt. These two sides are frayed side (top) and bottom. You should cut sizes of Squares for both bottom and top. 8-10’’ would be apt for a large quilt. But you can make them look larger if you want to make them smaller or simpler. This holds true in case if you are making a smaller quilt. The same is applicable if you are looking for a detailed design.
Let’s see more in detail of making rag quilt. You need to determine the amount of squares and materials you will need for this purpose. Let’s take the example of a quilt size of 64’’. In this case, you need eight 8’’ squares on a side. It should be repeated for 8 rows or in other words 64 squares in total. To allow ragging, these squares will be 10’’/10’’. So you will need a total yardage of about 5 square yards for the front as well as back. With the right measurements, you will make the perfect quilt. So it is really important to follow the instructions to the T. You can find more instructions online if you search for them.