Thanks so much. All of this will help me very much. Wish me luck and steady hands. Vicki in S.C.
a Rag quilt is an easy way to make each block as a sandwich ( front ,back and batting together) . Sew an X across each finished square.
Sew squares together with 1 " seam allowance ,join rows, then clip seam allowance to make a fringe. done. after washing the clips turn into a fluffy edge.
look on the internet for Rag quilts, to get the visual.
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For my first quilt, I cut a twin size sheet for the backing because I could not find the color and size material I needed. I extended the sheet 2" all around the sewed front pieces for the edging. Just fold it over the front of the quilt and top sew it. I then sewed in the ditch the whole front side to give the quilted effect on the back. I did use a couple layers of thin batting for the stuffing. I used big squares and one piece for the back because it is a lot easier and faster to do. Thanks to my girlfriend, Donna, for showing me how to quilt, I am now on my 8th quilt.
Perhaps you might want to get a library book or buy a book on beginning quilting. Quilt In A Day books teach some really really easy ways to finish quilt.
Once you have all of your squares sewn together, you can use an old blanket for the lining or purchase batting to make it warmer. This gets sandwiched in between the squares and the backing. To finish the edge of your quilt, you will need strips of matching or contrasting material to bind the quilt. You can use bits of yarn sewn through the quilt and tied. Hope these directions help.
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