Begin by cutting all of the fabric into 6-inch squares. That includes the minky, flannel, and cotton prints. Before sewing, I found it cut all of the fabric into
Tip: Layer all of the pieces before you begin sewing so the stacks can be quickly grabbed. Layer -> Cotton print facing down, flannel, minky facing up.
Sew an X, corner to corner on each square. I made a chain of squares, not cutting them apart until I stitched through all of the squares. This is a big time saver. Then do the same thing, sewing the stitch across the opposite corners.
The minky fabric sheds like crazy when you are cutting and sewing. Those little fibers get everywhere and float around in the air. We all had a good laugh when mom pulled out a mask to wear, those pesky little fibers kept going her nose. It was funny, but a great solution of you are having the same problem.
After my mom had enough of those little fibers she passed the task on to my SIL.
When all of the squares are sewn with the X, lay them out on the ground to lay out the pattern making sure that no duplicate squares are laying next to each other.
Sew the layered squares together in rows, making a 5/8 inch seam. Then stitch the rows together, matching up the seams on each row and keeping the seams all on the same side of the quilt.
When all of the squares and rows are sewn together it will look like you are done, but not quite. One of the best parts of rag quilts is the fringed edge around each square of the blanket. To get this effect, take a sharp pair of scissors to the side of the quilt with the seams and make little cuts down to the stitch line. I cut about every 1/3 inch. This is a bit time consuming, but totally worth the finished look. Then when you wash it all of those raw edges
The final step is to wash and dry the quilt. All of those edges will fluff and separate and become super cute and soft!
I absolutely love how this minky rag quilt turned out I just know that my daughter is going to love it! Hopefully, I can wait till Christmas to give it to her.
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