Thursday, August 4, 2011

Rag Quilt

For the past few years I have been collecting old jeans in hopes of making a rag quilt.  This is how I made it.
Cut jean material in 7 in squares.

I had enough to make 150 squares.
I only use 70 to make this quilt. 
I made it
 7 squares x 10 squares. 
Cut flannel material in 7 inch squares.

Next I ironed the jean and flannel and put
them wrong sides together.
Lay out your rows so it is pleasing to the eye.

Sew corner to corner on each square.

Sew your squares into rows, flannel sides together.
 I ironed the seems down to make it easier
to sew the rowes together.
Sew your rows together, mathcing seams.
 After it is sewed them together I sewed a 1/2 inche stitch around the endge of the quilt.

With sharp scissors cut slits into ALL seams.

Make sure not to cut into the stitching. 
Cut around the edge of the quilt. 
The edge will look like this.
 Now take your quilt to a laudrymat and wash and dry it.  You could do this at home if you watch the washer and grab all the strings that WILL come out/off in the wash.  Then when it is in the dryer check your lint trap every five minutes or so and clear it out.  Then it will be FINISHED! 

It is super cozy!


Close-up of the edges after you dry it!
I enough material left over to make one more.  Maybe a Christmas present???.........
Thanks for stopping by.


3 comments:

Jay said...

It's gorgeous. You can make me one for my hospital bed!

Elizabeth@ReadySetSimplify said...

Wow!! Great job! I have been thinking about taking a sewing class, because I can barely sew on a button! :-D

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Amazing work! Thank you for showing how to! Looks like I have to start keeping old jeans :)
Hugs!
Asmah