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EASY RAG QUILT PATTERN – No Cutting Blocks

This is an Easy Rag Quilt Pattern without cutting blocks! YAY! FINALLY! I love giving raq guilts as gifts but sometime I just don’t have time to cut all the blocks.

https://youtu.be/5SUEKtD-iTc

This easy rag quilt can be done in under an hour, so you can sew a baby rag quilt fast enough to have it with you when you meet the little one.

If you want to learn how to make a rag quilt the normal way click here.

Easy Rag Quilt Pattern: Step One

Choose two different flannelette fabrics for your blanket.

For a rag quilt with rectangles like the green rag quilt I made for this tutorial, use a yard and a half of fabric per side.

For a rag quilt with squares use a yard of fabric per side.

If you want to add batting into the blanket make sure it is cut the exact same size as the rest of the fabric. This will make sure all the squares are sewn together before trimming excess batting from the seams.

Step Two

Place both fabrics together, wrong sides facing in. Then trim around the edges.

If you are doing batting place it in between the two fabrics at this point.

Step Three

Choose what side will be the side you want to see the ragging. and make sure all your folds happen on that side.

Fold your fabric in half and sew a one inch seam along that fold.

Step Four

Cut along the loop you have created.

Step Five

Create a seam along both sides of the center seam. This is best explained in my video tutorial. and then sew along both of these folds.

Step Six

Once sewn cut along these two loops as well. Then press all three of these seams open.

Step Seven

We will do this all over again on the opposite side. Fold for a center seam. Keep the previous seams open before folding. Then sew a once inch seam once again.

Step Eight

Fold and sew the next two seams on either side of the center seam you just sewed.

Step Nine

Sew a one inch seam around the entire easy rag quilt pattern you just created.

Step Ten

Clip all the edges, making sure the closer together the clips are the better the ragging will end up looking.

Rejoice! You just made an easy rag quilt pattern!

And you now have a rag quilt baby blanket to give at your next baby shower! Whoo hoo!!!!

Please comment below if you make this easy rag quilt pattern. I would love to hear how it goes for you and if you have any other lovely tips to share.

Happy Rag Quilting!

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  1. Glynis wrote:

    Hi Tamara – thank you SO much for sharing this. I made a large rag quilt 30+ yrs ago, the traditional way and man was it a LOT of work. One of my daughters still has it and uses it but it’s getting very worn. She asked me to make her a new one and I was dreading all that cutting, plus I’m a perfectionist and no matter how careful I am, the backside’s squares just don’t ever line up exactly. This new way is cures that problem. I made a baby sized one as a trial and it’s adorable. I’m waiting for fabric I ordered to come so I can start on a Queen size. Thanks again, so much! You young’ins really have it going on!

    Published 5.25.20
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    • Tamara wrote:

      I hear you! I love making these quilts as they are so nice and fast. Something that may help you with matching up seams is if you use a walking foot. I have yet to invest in one but I keep meaning too because I can totally relate! I have linked it in the “helpful sewing tools” section of this post. Happy Sewing.

      Published 5.27.20
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