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What fabrics work best for rag quilts?

I have been using fleece. I was just wondering if any fabric would do or if it would fray too much. I saw denim in the quilting group and that's what I have been gathering. Also if I used regular thin fabric would i need a backing to cover up the wrong sides? I just need to plan mine better so I thought I better ask now. Still learning. lol.


Asked by BubbysMom208 at 11:24 AM on Mar. 18, 2009 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • Here's how I made my rag quilt:

    I used homespun fabric and cut them into 5 inch squares. I cut my batting into 4 inch squares. Then I made what I called sandwiches...two pieces of fabric with batting in the middle. I used a sewing machine and sewed a big "X" across the whole "sandwich" to hold it together. When I had all my the sandwiches made I sewed them all together, clipped the fabric that stuck up all around each square, wahsed and dried the quilt. Good luck to you!

    Answer by CaseyErin at 11:54 AM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • Flannel works the best. It gives nice soft frayed edges.

    Answer by ShutterBug77 at 11:45 AM on Mar. 18, 2009