We reach back over a year, to August 2009, to find S4H Fave #3. This project has so many comments, when a new one is posted, it takes me several seconds just to scroll to the bottom to read it! I guess everyone loves a rag quilt. Why? In part, because they are super easy to make. A rag quilt is sewn together with the seams showing on the outside. After washing and drying, the raw edges gently fray or 'rag,' producing a very soft and cuddly feel. Our sample was made for our Stylish Baby Nursery series, using Patty Young's stunning Andalucia collection. The trick to a good rag is to choose cotton and other natural fabrics, which are more likely to unravel when washed and dried. Anything with a loose weave will work well. Flannel is always a favorite for rag quilts because it's soft to start with and rags up wonderfully. Give this popular project a try, then add your own comment, and I'll keep scrolling!
Early this summer, we presented a series of nine projects, using pre-cuts from Joanna Figueroa's beautiful Fresh Cottons Collection by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics. Her buttery soft vintage colors and endlessly mixable prints are a magical blend of old and new. We knew it was the spot-on fabric choice for a summer guest room make-over. Although every one of the tutorials in our Fresh Linens series got great reviews, this pretty pair of pillowcases was a special favorite, and they easily earned a place on our list at #16. This is a great beginner project. So fast and easy, you can start at noon and be napping by 3:00.
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