Friday, December 31, 2010

Making a rag quilt

Last day of 2010, and Anna and Mikayla are coming to start their quilt. This is my favorite part, choosing the fabric. Here are the steps for making a rag quilt: 

Choosing fabric and colors
Cutting out the squares
Cutting out the batting
Sewing the Xs
Laying out the pattern
Sewing the Xs into rows
Sewing the rows together
The dreaded snipping process
Washing and drying
The grooming process, cutting off all the stray thread and thinning some of the bulky corners

Parts of it I hate:
Running out of bobbin thread
Uneven corners, even after ripping out and fixing them
Fabric with stripes that will not line up
Sewing with denim seams
The dreaded snipping process