Baby Rag Quilt Tutorial Part 3: Finishing Off Your Rag Quilt
11-When all of your pieces are stitched together , you will need to sew around the edge of the quilt. Sew a straight stitch all the way around the edge, using a 1/2″ seam.
12-Now it’s time to clip those seams! Put in a movie, because this part takes awhile. 😉 You will need really sharp scissors. Just go around the entire quilt, clipping every seam. I made cuts about 1/2″ apart. You want to get close to the thread, but MAKE SURE YOU DON’T CUT IT!
13-Clip off all of the loose threads on the back and front of the quilt.
We are getting soooo close:
14-Your rag quilt looks pretty great at this point, but to really fluff up those seams, you need to wash and dry it. I did mine in cold water on the permanent press cycle, then dried it on high heat. When it comes out, voila:
If you love the rag quilt look as much as I do, you might want to check out my Rag Quilt Baby Bibs. Super easy and super cute!