Baby Rag Quilt Tutorial Part 1: Prepping Your Fabric
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-Flannel (See fabric tips below)
-Warm and Natural Batting
–Spring Loaded Scissors for clipping the seams (not required, but very handy)
– Sewing Machine
–Thread that matches your fabric
1-The first thing you need to do is pick a pattern for your quilt, then decided the size you want it to be. I cut up a bunch of little 1″ squares so I could arrange them in different patterns. I tried a few and liked this one the best:
It has 64 squares in it. I decided to cut my squares 5″. This will make a quilt that is 32×32″. You can use any size of squares that you want and make your quilt any size that you want. For this size, I used 1 1/4 yards of fabric for each side, so a total of 2 1/2 yards.
2-Next you will need to cut out all of your fabric squares. I used my rotary cutter, and I highly recommend that. You can cut them by hand, but it is very hard to get them all straight, so it is harder to sew it together. Refer to your pattern to know how many squares of each fabric you need to cut. (TIP: If you lay your pattern out on a piece of felt, it won’t slide around.)
3-Next you need to cut out your batting. I used warm and natural. It needs to be cut one inch smaller than the fabric squares. I cut my pieces 4 inches. Figured out that math all by myself thank you very much. 😉
Now that you have all your pieces ready, it’s time to start sewing!