Baby Sunshine and Shadows QuiltRag Quilt Size: 37" x 45"
- Squares for quilt front: see page 2
- Flannel: 2 yards, cut 99 five-inch squares (you will need more yardage if flannel is narrower than 42" wide)
- Backing: 2 yards, cut 99 five-inch squares; use yardages on page 2 to duplicate the front pattern
Baby Furrows QuiltRag Quilt Size: 37" x 49" Yardage
- Squares for quilt front: see page 3
- Flannel: 2-1/8 yards total, cut 108 five-inch squares (you will need more yardage if flannel is narrower than 42" wide)
- Backing: 2-1/8 yards, cut 108 five-inch squares; use yardages on page 3 to duplicate the front pattern on the quilt back
Assemble Your Rag Quilt
- Arrange front quilt squares right side up as shown on either page 2 or page 3.
- Place a flannel square under each front square. Place a backing square under each flannel square, right side down.
- Align the edges of two adjacent 5-inch sandwiches, placing backing sides together. Sew with a 1/2-inch seam allowance.
- Continue to finish sewing each row or block. Arrange as shown on previous pages and sew together, taking care to place backing sides together. Don't worry if seam intersections aren't perfect, because the frayed edges will hide irregularities. See: assembling a rag quilt
- After all rows are joined, sew a seam around the outer perimeter of the quilt, 1/2-inch from the edges.
- Clip through the fabrics in all seam allowances, stopping before cuts reach the seam. See: clipping seams photo and instructions.
- Wash the quilt. If your machine does not have a filter, stop its motion during the wash and rinse cycles and remove excess strings coming loose from frays.
- Inspect the quilt. Wash the quilt again if you desire more fraying.