What is a rag quilt and how do you make one?
Luckily this blog post will answer any and all of your questions.
A rag quilt uses the quilt-as-you-go technique to create a square quilt with exposed seams.
Rag quilting is much easier than traditional quilting because you fasten the backing, batting, and top fabric to each quilt block before sewing them all together.
DIY quilt projects are really popular for the summer, especially free baby quilt projects. With rag quilts, babies love the texture of the exposed seams, and parents love how they can throw the quilt in the wash without any hesitation.
Here are some hot rag quilt ideas for summer that we absolutely adore. This post features many fellow-bloggers, but the last five patterns come from FaveQuilts . If you want more rag quilt patterns, check out this article, Snuggly Free Rag Quilt Patterns.
Link Love: Easy Rag Quilt Ideas
Looking for easy quilt pattern ideas for your summer quilt needs? Whether you need a quilt for the beach, a picnic, or a summer sports game, you will love the patterns from these creative bloggers. Thanks for inspiring us, ladies!
1) Beach Beauty Rag Quilt by Heidi
2) Fancy French Rag Quilt by Shabby Soul
3) Dreaming in Denim Rag Quilt by Crystelle
4) Perfect Pastels Rag Quilt by SewDelish
5) Quilter’s Choice: Rag Quilts in Bright Colors by Beckie
Link Love: Baby Rag Quilts
6) Little Monster Baby Rag Quilt by Patricia
7) Duck, Duck, Goose Baby Rag Quilt by Aubrey
8) Three Shades of Blue Baby Rag Quilt by Amber
9) Itty Bitty Blue Baby Rag Quilt by Joan
10) Fabulous Fleece Baby Rag Quilt by Shannon
No More Summer Blues: Free Rag Quilt Tutorials
Each of these tutorials will teach you the quilt-as-you-go technique. The step-by-step instructions will make your life so much easier. We picked patterns with blue fabrics because blue is definitely on trend this summer!
13) Ragtime Quilt
14) Rustic Rag Quilt
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