Easy Peasy DIY Rag Quilt Tutorial

By Dana Fox

This weekend I did a little quilting project. It was super easy to do and can absolutely be done by the “beginner” seamstress. It is a flannel rag quilt made from strips of fabric instead of your typical squares…. and it’s sooo soft! The most time consuming part is cutting all of the fabric, so if you have a spare afternoon why not give this a try? I seriously finished this in a couple hours, so it’s probably the least complicated quilt ever. It’s the perfect project if you’re just learning how to sew as well. Nothing but straight lines and scissors!

First, you’ll need a few things:

– Flannel fabrics.  I used 4 patterned ones (a 1/2 yard of each), 1.5 yards of plain white (for the lining), and 1.5 yards of plain grey (for the backing). You can do your backing in patterned fabric too if you want, I just wanted mine plain. If that is the case, just double up on the amount of patterned fabric you buy.
– Sewing machine
– Pins
– Scissors/rotary cutter

That’s it! Pretty easy huh? The size of your quilt will depend on how many strips you choose to use and the length of your fabric. Mine ended up being a square about 40″x40″ (baby size!). One thing to keep in mind when sewing flannel is to try not to stretch it too much when sewing. I did that in the beginning and ended up with some long edges that I later had to square off. The best part about this quilt is that the more you wash it, the softer it will become 🙂

I know there are a lot of readers who are not into sewing but want to start, so this would be perfect for you. If you’re new to sewing, do you think this is something you could handle?

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  • Donotask

    This came out shockingly excellent! Thank you for sharing! As soon as I can get to the fabric district in L.A. to get some cheap flannel, this is going to be my next project! Wow!