Cabin Rag Lap Quilt
- Cotton fabric, 4”x10 rectangles, 160 (Note: Use 12 or more fabrics to make up 160 rectangles)
- Batting, 3”x9” rectangles, 80
- Straight pins
- Sewing machine and matching thread
- 1. Notes: Use a walking foot on sewing machine throughout. All stitching and seams are on outside front of quilt. When sewing “quiltlets” together, place them back to back with wrong sides together so fringed seams appear on front of quilt. Use 1/2” seam allowance throughout.
- 2. For “quiltlet,” make sure pattern you want showing is on outside. Use pencil or marking tool to mark each fabric rectangle down long center. Center a piece of batting on fabric rectangle. Top with another rectangle of fabric. Use same fabric for top and bottom of each “quiltlet” piece. Use matching or contrasting thread to sew line down center of each “quiltlet”. Repeat with all remaining rectangles of fabric and batting for a total of 80 “quiltlets”.
- 3. Pin and sew four “quiltlets” together to make a patch. Repeat sewing four more “quiltlets” together for a total of 15 patches. Use Fig. 1 to arrange patches. Sew into rows of three patches then sew five rows together. All seam allowances should be on front side.
- 4. Sew remaining “quiltlets” together as shown (Fig. 2), sewing one “quiltlet” to next, top to bottom, for one long patch to sew onto each outside edge of quilt.
- 5. Sew “quiltlets” together. For four outer corners, cut two “quiltlets” in half and sew in place (Fig. 3). Sew remaining “quiltlets” to create remaining two sides (Fig. 4). Sew finished pieces from Figs. 3 and 4 with seam allowances on front.
- 6. Topstitch 1/2” from outside edge of quilt all the way around to seal edges, secure batting inside outer pieces and control fringing when washing.
- 7. To fringe quilt, be sure to stop short of seam allowance when clipping. Do not clip through seams. Clip towards the 1/2” seam allowance, approximately 1/2” apart. Wash and dry quilt. Repeat until desired results are achieved.
by Shaylenne Twele