This quilt's patchwork is sewn in an orderly arrangement of five fabrics of varying contrast. Plain squares alternate with four-patch blocks to create the layout.
Rag quilts go together quickly and without the stress of sewing absolutely perfect seams. You can finish this easy rag quilt pattern in just a day or two, making it a perfect choice for a last minute gift.
For a rag quilt made with angled edges, try my Indian Hatchet quilt pattern.
Rag Quilt BattingFlannel is my favorite rag quilt batting, because it's soft and it frays nicely along seam edges. Unlike a 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 Quilt: About 38-1/2" x 53-1/2"
Fabrics NeededAlter 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