Today I have a 30 minute rag quilt tutorial to share with you!
If you can sew a straight line you can make a rag quilt! I’ve made a ton of these and had a lot of fun coming up with a few different designs. All of these were made with 1 1/4 yard cuts of flannel. This gives you a 44″ square approximately to start your project with. For quick cutting I laid my 2 fabrics on top of each other with wrong sides together and then cut through both layers at the same time. If I was working with squares I would cut across the whole row rather then cutting each square individually
Cut sixteen 11″ squares
Cut nine 14″ squares
This design was a bit tricky to sew since the fabric stretched along the bias but with a little trimming at the end to even things out it worked out fine. My stripes are approximately 6″ wide
Cut your fabric into 4 equal squares and then cut through each square from corner to corner to create your triangles
I was able to sew each of these quilts in under 30 minutes. I had then had a group of women at church help me snip the fringe and we donated them to a children’s shelter. This is a great project to work on with a group because anyone can snip fringe and it’s fun to chat while you snip We didn’t get through the whole pile so some of the 8-12 year old girls worked on a few as well. It’s a great way to get the kids involved!
Here’s a quick look at the back. On the front you have fringe and the back is all finished seams
Let’s get sewing!
1. Decide on your design and get your fabric cut. For an alternating pattern flip half of the pieces over. Each piece should still be double thickness with wrong sides together
2. Grab one piece (remember still double thickness) and sew it to the next piece in your row (also double thickness). Repeat the process across the row making sure your exposed seams are all on the top of the quilt
3. Sew your rows together
4. Trim any uneven edges and then sew around the entire quilt 1/2″ from the edge. Now snip, snip, snip! I snipped my fringe about every 1/4″. After you’re done toss it in the dryer and it will fluff up.