Miscellany

Fall-Print Rag Quilt

By  April Moffatt 

size: 43"x36"

Materials

  • Art Gallery Fabrics Pat Bravo Indie Fabric Collection, assorted prints, 1-1/2 yds. total
  • Flannel of choice for backing, 1-1/2 yds.
  • Fairfield Processing Poly-fil Cotton Classic Quilt Batting

Tools

  • Sewing machine with walking foot and coordinating threads
  • Rotary cutter and mat

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, ruler, straight pins, iron and pressing surface
  • 1. Cut fabrics into 8" strips, then into thirty 8" squares using rotary cutter and mat. Cut batting into thirty 7" squares using same method.
  • 2. To make fabric "sandwich" squares, layer flannel on bottom (right side down), batting, and print fabric (right side up). Center batting in square; pin in place.
  • 3. Using walking foot, machine-sew line diagonally across first sandwich square. Instead of stopping, chain stitch by placing corner of next square and continuing to sew. When done, cut thread between each square. Repeat process in opposite direction to create "X" pattern on each square.
  • 4. Arrange squares in desired pattern of six rows with five squares in each row. Machine-sew together one row at a time with 1/2" seam allowance. Position blocks with wrong sides together and machine-sew to join, leaving seam allowance to show on front of quilt. When rows are complete, machine-sew rows together using same method.
  • 5. Clip seam allowances at approximately 3/8" intervals as shown, being careful not to cut through stitches.
  • 6. Machine-sew around perimeter of quilt using 1/2" seam allowance.
  • 7. Wash and dry quilt. Seams will become frayed and fuzzy adding to weathered look.