This rag quilt pattern is sewn with five fabrics of varying contrast. Plain squares alternate with four-patch blocks to create the layout.
Rag quilts go together quickly, and you don't need to stress about sewing absolutely perfect seams. It's easy to finish this easy rag quilt pattern in just a day or two, making it a handy choice for a last minute gift.
For a rag quilt made with triangles, try my Indian Hatchet quilt pattern.
Rag Quilt Batting ChoicesFlannel is my favorite rag quilt batting, because it's soft and it frays nicely along seam edges. Unlike typical quilt batting, flannel remains intact, so there's no need to add quilting stitches unless you'd like to dress up the blocks a bit. Use flannels for all three layers of a rag quilt for an even softer finished project, but keep in mind that the extra flannel will add weight.
Finished Rag Quilt: About 38-1/2" x 53-1/2"
Quilting FabricsAlter fabric colors and types to suit your needs.
Large squares: Floral print, 1-3/4 yards
Four-patch blocks: Four different prints, 3/4 yard each
Flannel: 2-3/4 yards
Rag Quilt Cutting ChartFloral Squares
- Cut (7) 8-1/2" x 44" strips, then cut (34) 8-1/2" squares from the strip**
- From each fabric, cut (4) 4-3/4" x 44" strips, then cut (36) 4-3/4" squares from each set**
- Cut (4) 8-1/2" x 44" strips, then cut (17) 8-1/2" squares**
- Cut (8) 4-3/4" x 44" strips, then cut (72) 4-3/4" squares**
**Additional fabric will be needed if yardage isn't at least 43" wide after removing selvages