Rag Baby Quilt
You will need:
-4 yards print flannel (2 yards of 2 prints)
-Assorted batting scraps cut 2” smaller than your flannel
-Spray basting spray
Using 8” squares will give you enough blocks to make your quilt 6 blocks by 7 blocks
(36” X 42” finished quilt)
Cut your flannel into 8” squares, cut your batting into 6” squares.
Spread out your newspaper to protect the surface you are
using from the spray basting.
Taking a pile of the first print squares lay two squares (matching
fabric) right side down on the newspaper.
Lightly spray with the spray basting.
Layer one 6” square of batting top of one of the
Flip the second one and
place wrong side on top of the other flannel and batting square to form a “sandwich”. Smoothing out the wrinkles as you go
Do this until you have all your flannel from one color finished. Then repeat the process with the second color flannel. At this point all of your flannel and batting should be made into little sandwich squares.
You can certainly make other variations as to pattern but this is an easy one to begin with.
Attach your walking foot on your sewing machine and whatever color of thread you will be using. Sew diagonally, corner to corner across each square. Once you have done that repeat diagonally the other direction, making an “X” across your squares.
You will want to determine which color you will begin with
and alternate for the first and second row, sewing your blocks together, using a 1" seam allowance, to form a row.
Row 1 A B A B A B
Row 2 B A B A B A
Sew your blocks with the BACK sides together and the right sides (or the top of the quilt eventually) on the outside of the block, using a 1” seam allowance.
Sew your blocks into a row. Sew rows together matching intersections by alternating seams.
Once your entire quilt is sewn together, sew around the outside using a 1” seam allowance.
Now you are ready to do the snipping of the exposed seam. Snip at regular intervals (1/4-1/2”), to about ¼ “ from your sewing line, until ALL of the seams have been snipped. I like to use a spring loaded scissor for this as it saves your hands a lot of pain!
After your entire quilt is snipped, including all around the edges, it is ready to wash and dry. Be sure to check the dryer lint trap regularly.
It should end up looking like this on the front
And this on the back