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.
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.
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.
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.
Cut along the loop you have created.
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.
Once sewn cut along these two loops as well. Then press all three of these seams open.
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.
Fold and sew the next two seams on either side of the center seam you just sewed.
Sew a one inch seam around the entire easy rag quilt pattern you just created.
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!