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Two new totes

I “inherited” a stash of lightweight men’s suiting fabric.  Since it isn’t “suit”able for quilting fabric, I’ve been at a loss as to what to do with it.  Finally the thought came to me that it would make nice bags/purses/totes, … Continue reading

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Making a rag quilted table runner

I made this table runner in October of 2011, but this picture has suddenly resurfaced and created quite a bit of interest.  It is/was very striking, using fabrics from Moda’s Countdown to Christmas charm packs. There are lots of tutorials … Continue reading

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Moda wall hanging

  Just a few notes about how I made this wall hanging.  Each large set of  squares is made from four 5 inch squares.  I used Moda charm packs, but you could cut your own.  All of the fabrics were … Continue reading

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How to: Making a nine patch quilt block

I like to pass on instructions for all things related to quilting that are easy to understand and well illustrated.  Such is the case in this article.  Easy to understand instructions for making a nine patch quilt block.  Take a … Continue reading

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Easy rag quilt instructions

These directions for making a rag quilt from 5″ charm packs is short and sweet and easy to follow.  It was published in March of last year, but I didn’t find it until tonight. http://charmpacksplus.blogspot.com/2011_03_01_archive.html And if you are looking … Continue reading

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How to: Binding your quilt

I have read lots of directions for quilt binding, but this blog is the easiest one to follow that I have seen. http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/?p=1444 When I do rag quilting, I don’t have to worry about binding, but with traditional quilting I … Continue reading

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Country By Design rag quilted table runners

I made several sets of place mats using a similar design with vintage denim, so I thought it might be fun to expand the design into a table runner.  Here’s what I came up with. For this runner, I cut … Continue reading

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How to make a rag quilted appliqued stocking

Easy to follow directions for making a rag appliqued stocking.   Sketch out your design on paper about the same size as you will need for your finished design.  Here is my first version of my Christmas mitten and my … Continue reading

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How-to: Creating a rag quilt square

The square is the basic building block of rag quilting, but since there is no quilting after the squares are stitched together, each square has to be quilting before being stitched together.    Here’s what you need to begin your … Continue reading

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How-to: Rag quilting a table runner

I got the cart a bit a head of the horse.  This should have been the first picture and the first post in my how-to series on rag quilting.  But I was taking pictures of this runner as I made … Continue reading

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