Frequent question: Can you make a rag quilt with batting?

What is best size of squares for a rag quilt?

Rag Quilt Instructions:

Quilt Type and Approx Finished Size (size will vary slightly) Approx Number of 6″ Fabric Squares Required
Small Size 32″ x 56″ 168 squares (7 sq x 12 sq)
Twin 70″ x 91″ 600 squares (15 sq x 20 sq)
Full 84″ x 91″ 760 squares (19 sq x 20 sq)
Queen 91″ x 95″ 840 squares (20 sq x 21 sq)

How do you finish the edges of a rag quilt?

Sew around the perimeter of the rag quilt 1/2 inch from the edge. Sew around the quilt a second time on top of the first line of stitching. Clip slits perpendicular to the edge every 1/4 inch around the perimeter of the quilt. Clip close to, but do not clip through, the stitching.

What can I use instead of quilt batting?

Old cotton and wool blankets, cotton towels and other pieces of cotton and wool make great batting for quilt projects. Cut the fabrics to fit you project, then make the quilt sandwich.

Can I use felt as batting?

Simply put—yes…and no. Personally, I wouldn’t use felt for batting. Most felts are man-made, whereas a cotton batting, or wool for that matter, will have an inherent ‘stick-to-it-ness’ that helps keep the quilt sandwich together while you are quilting. … It’s your quilt.

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What is the thinnest batting?

What is the thinnest batting? Thermore® is a very thin, flat and lightweight polyester batting. Hobbs Tuscany® Silk, and our Tuscany® and Heirloom® 100% cotton battings, are made with natural fibers that are also very low loft and offer a flat appearance.

How many 8 inch squares do I need for a rag quilt?

The quilt shown in this tutorial is a finished size of about 38 x 50 inches, using 8-inch cut squares. The pattern uses 48 finished squares, 6 squares x 8 squares. You can make the squares bigger or smaller, and add squares if you want the blanket to be bigger.