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How to make a Baby Rag Quilt...

I know it has been a couple weeks since I told you all I was gonna put this tutorial on here, and so FINALLY here it is :) I had about 4 of you email and ask me how to do it, so I thought I would just share with everyone. These quilts are lots of fun to do...just take a little time :) I know this is a lengthly post and might look a little intimidating to make, but It really is pretty easy... and like I said FUN! I just like to go into detail and show lots of examples, I am not the best at explaining thing so I hope the instructions make sense- feel free to email me if you have questions.

You could use more or less depending on how large you want your quilt.


I like to use a really thin- Low ply batting on these quilts.









14 comments :

Heather said...

super cute. love the fabric choices. i hate all the cutting of the edges- my lease favorite part for sure! my hand always gets cramps :0( great tutorial!

Amy said...

I love it! I'll have to try it sometime. By the way, we are so excited to see you on Thursday!
Love ya,
Amy

Erin said...

LOVE IT! I am going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing your talents with us! You are super amazing :)

Leah said...

THANK YOU for posting this! I have always wanted to make one! My next project :)

Megan said...

Just looking at the tutorial brings back memories of making Anna's rag quilt and I can feel my hand cramping with all that cutting.LOL. Your quilt turned out awesome though - way to go!

dubb and dawni said...

Very cute ...We miss you in the Harrisville 8th ward!!

Alison said...

Maybe I will make one of these for my next baby (not an announcement). I don't sew so this would be quite the project for me. But, it does look pretty easy. Although you just make everything look easy!

Also, I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to learn from your expertise on PS. Oh, and get this... I found out that I have PS CS3! So now I have Elements 5 and CS3. I am assuming I should learn CS3 right? One of the other things I am in need of is just getting all of my files organized. I suck at that. Anyway, I could come up to Logan sometime but do you think I could bring my computer? I will call you or Facebook you soon.

Tausha said...

Your talents are never ending. I am thinking that I am going to learn how to sew this fall. Good goal eh?
A local fabric store has a minky quilt in animal print-all the squares are cut and it is only $24 bucks! It is pretty good size too. I am going to make one and put minky on the back. I always wanted my own soft blankie. Who says that minky is only for babies!!

Jaime said...

So Cute!! Maybe one day I will do something like that. I like how you put step by step instructions on it, that will be helpful in the future :) I am not very crafty, I would just end up buying something like that haha.

Ben and Camille said...

wow. super cute. keep these kinds of posts coming! about all your creations! so that someday, when i'm a mommy, and settled, i can make them all. you're so freaking awesome! :)

Steve, Heather, and Jackson said...

So cute! you're such an inspiration! I've started a rag quilt for jack but its been sitting on my shelf for a few weeks unfinished! I love your pics of the kiddos! cute family!

krystind said...

I am super excited to try this sometime. I think I could do it. You present the instructions in an easy way, I would love to see more projects!!!!

Adventures in Petersonland said...

you have no idea how GRATEFUL i am to you for posting this tutorial! i have always wanted to learn how to make these cute bankets as i have a lot of cute fabric thats just sitting here taking up space!
thanks again kelley for taking the time to post this for all of us! now i just have to get my sewing machine out of the box...

Natasha said...

Thanks for posting this Kelley. I have been in the process of making a rag quilt for like five years now. I cut out all my squares and kind of gave up but it has been brought out again and I think I will finish it in a couple of days. I really want to make another one though. Did you use flannel or cotton fabric? And how big is this one you made? I'm kind of thinking of making one for Emma's crib/new toddler bed.