Thursday, June 26, 2008

Making a Rag Quilt - Part 2 Block Sandwiches

This is definitely a boring step in the process of creating a rag quilt. I think the hardest part is already over, getting all the blocks and batting cut to size. A word about the batting, you'll want to cut the batting squares at least 3/4 inch smaller than your blocks all the way around.

Now it's time to lay out all the blocks and pick up two at a time. Open each block and place your batting square within it. Lay the original fabric block (right sides facing outside) on top of the batting and wha la, you have a Rag Quilt block sandwich. Now repeat, repeat, repeat. In my case, that's 144 more times. Here's an example of the Rag Quilt block sandwich.

As I finish each sandwich, I turn it a quarter to make it easier to pickup each sandwich square when I'm ready to quilt them prior to arranging the layout. The sewing is a weekend project since I'll have more time. ~*~ Trish ~*~

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