Perfect Picnic Rag Quilt

26 Jan 2015

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Hello- Jessica here from MamaJama Quilts :) I designed this quilt with a summer picnic in mind. I used Riley Blake Summer Celebration fabrics because it reminds me of a fun 4th of July BBQ. Instead of cotton or Poly batting I used a solid colored flannel. This added stability and warmth without adding too much weight. I can imagine my daughter wrapped in this Perfect Picnic Rag Quilt walking back to the car after a late night of fireworks.

Supplies:

  • 9 fat quarters
  • 2.5 yards Solid
  • 2.5 yards batting of your choice- I used a solid flannel
  • Long Ruler
  • Marking pencil
  • Your choice of basting option (we’ll talk about this more in the instructions)
  • Standard Sewing Supplies


 Cut:

  • 4- 9” X 9” Squares from each fat quarter (36 total squares)
  • 36- 9” X 9” Squares from the solid
  • 36- 9” X 9” Squares from your batting

cut

 Pick up the 36- 9” X 9” solid squares

Use your marking pencil to draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the right-side of each 36 solid squares

Make a quarter turn and mark a line diagonally from opposite corner to corner

mark

Basting Options:

                -Straight Pins, What I used but can be prickly

                -Safety Pins

                -Basting Spray

supplies

Layer

  • 1- 9” X 9” square from the fat quarters (right-side down)

  • 1- 9” X 9” square of batting

  • 1- 9” X 9” square of the backing/solid fabric (right-side up)

Baste the sandwich and set aside.

Continue for each set of 9” X 9” squares

pin

Use the Marked line on the solid fabric to sew diagonal lines through each of the 36 sets/sandwiches of fabric, batting, fabric

sew

Organize the blocks in a pleasing manner

I used a twin sized flannel sheet as a design wall

organize

Take square one and two and sew them together with the solid fabrics touching

Use half inch seam allowance

sew

Sew squares into a line

sew

Sew lines into one large block (your almost done!)

sew

Sew around the entire outside of the blanket

Use your favorite scissors and snip along all the sewn lines taking care not to snip your stitches

snip

Once you have all the raw edges sewn and clipped take it outside and give it a vigorous shake

I had my daughter help me shake it to get as much of the lint from the blanket off as I can :)

Done!

 

 

 


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