Assemble the Rag QuiltThe rag quilt has seven rows. Each row contains five blocks with plain squares separating the four-patch blocks.
Use your fingers to press seam allowances in opposite directions as you match rows for sewing. Use straight pins through all layers to keep edges aligned and remove pins as the sewing machine needle approaches them.
Place wrong sides together when you assemble components and be sure to use a 1/2" seam allowance.
- Gather three four-patch blocks and two sandwiches made from plain squares.
- Sew the components together, beginning and ending with a four-patch block and separating the three four-patch blocks with a floral square. Refer to the top row in the Rag Quilt Layout drawing above.
- Repeat to make a total of 4 identical rows.
- Gather three floral square sandwiches and two four-patch blocks. Sew the components together as you did the previous rows, but begin and end each row with a floral square. Refer to the second row in the Rag Quilt Layout drawing.
- Sew the rows together as shown in the layout, beginning with a row that has four-patch blocks at its ends and alternating row types as you work. Be sure to align rows wrong sides together and sew with a 1/2" seam allowance.
- Sew a seam 1/2" from all four edges of the quilt.