Cabin Rag Lap Quilt
- Cotton fabric in 12 different patterns: 4”x10" rectangles, 160
- Batting, 3”x9” rectangles, 80
- Sewing machine and matching thread
scissors, ruler, pencil, straight pins
- 1. 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.
- 1. To create quiltlet, make sure pattern you want showing is on outside. Use pencil or marking tool to mark each fabric rectangle down long center. Center 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.
- 2. 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
- 3. 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.
- 4. 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.
- 5. 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.
- 6. 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.