Second of all, it’s crazy to think that yesterday was my baby boy’s due date yet I’ve had my little munchkin for 14 days now! It’s been a tiring but rewarding and exciting 2 weeks adjusting to Ethan’s schedule, but we’re getting there!
While up at 3 am the other night nursing Ethan, I managed to compile/edit these rag quilt photos on my iPhone. I made this quilt for my dear friend who is due next month. I was able to finish this quilt the Saturday before my maternity leave started.
I made this quilt using 1 Layer Cake (pre-cut 10 inch squares) from the Puttin’ on the Ritz collection.
Rag quilts are awesome – they’re simple and quick projects that make such softly textured quilts. I love the simplicity of rag quilts so much that I decided to post a super quick tutorial on how I made it. If you need a more detailed tutorial, you can refer to my Rag Quilt Tutorial.
- 1 Layer Cake (or 40 pre-cut 10 inch squares)
- 20 pre-cut 9 inch squares of batting (I used Warm and Natural batting)
- Coordinating thread
Step 1 – Make a mini quilt sandwich: take one 9 inch batting square and sandwich it in between two 10 inch fabric squares. Make sure the batting is centered; also, the wrong sides of the fabric should be facing the batting. Repeat until you have 20 mini quilt sandwiches.
Step 2 – For all 20 mini quilt sandwiches, sew an X as shown below. You can start and end sewing at least 1/4″ from the corners. Start and end each stitch with a back-stitch.
Step 3 – Arrange your 20 mini quilt sandwiches in 5 rows of 4 sandwiches each. Keep in mind of how the back will look.
Step 4 – Sew the quilt sandwiches together using a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Start by sewing the sandwiches within each row together, and then sew the rows together. After you’ve sewn all five rows together, sew a 1/2″ seam allowance around the perimeter of the quilt. This quilt requires no binding!
Step 5 – Use sharp fabric scissors to snip little frays (roughly ¼” apart) along all of the ½” seams. Lastly, throw the quilt in the wash/dryer so the frays become all soft and fluffly. 🙂
That’s it! You know me…I absolutely love cute and satisfying projects like these. Now that i have a little one of my own, I could use more projects like these. Thanks goodness for pre-cuts!
Happy quilting! Back to my munchkin’ for now… 🙂