Vintage for Baby {Baby Rag Quilt}

More babies! That means time to whip out some baby blankets… my trademark gift! Or at least I think it has become my trademark gift. Lately it has been all about the rag quilts for me.  I’ve shared a few of the rag quilts I have made in past posts, and here’s a couple more to share.

Vintage Baby Rag Quilt

Forget about dealing with a bunch of squares. Thanks to Brieda with a B for bringing it to my attention, I’ve been taking an easier route. A few long strips is the way to go for a quicker version of the traditional rag quilt!

Baby Rag Quilt with Vintage Fabric

This is how I do it:

Baby Rag Quilt TutorialAll it takes is a few strips.. as many as needed to get the length desired. I base the width simply on the width of the shortest fabric (usually the cotton prints).

Sandwich the three layers together. I used flannel print for the backing, natural batting for the middle, and cotton print for the front. I do usually use solid flannel for the middle but I had natural batting already on hand so I worked with that instead.

Next is sewing across the three layers… sometimes sewing across two or three times just for a decorative touch.

Then sew each row to the next with a 1/2″ seam allowance; back sides facing. Once all rows are sewn together, I sew around the perimeter of the quilt with a 1/2″ seam allowance.

Rag Quilt Tutorial

The last step… Clip away at the seam allowance! Cut about 1/4″ apart. Be careful not to cut too close to the seams.

Once done cutting, to fray the clippings throw it in the washer and then in the dryer. I do use soap when washing.

There will be a lot of loose thread from the frayed edges. If any stick to the quilt after drying just remove with a lint roller. I always tell mommy to wash separately for the first 2-3 washes to keep loose thread from getting on the rest of the laundry.

Vintage for Baby Rag Quilt

Wrap it up, and gift to mommy and baby!

Vintage Fabric For Baby Rag Quilt

My favorite thing about this rag quilt are these two vintage fabrics. I’ve had them for some time; waiting for that special little girl to come along and claim them. For a while it’s been all boys…

Baby Boy Vintage Fabric Rag Quilt

Surely enough a little boy followed along just a couple days after, so this rag quilt followed along too.

I used vintage fabric in this one too.. fabrics you may recognize from past rag quilts.

Not only has it become all about the rag quilts, but also making it Vintage for Baby!

10 Comments

  1. June 30, 2014  9:14 am by sahara Reply

    It came out so beautiful Mayse! And I love the addition of the doll. Awesomeness!

  2. June 30, 2014  9:30 am by Rana Reply

    This is such a pretty quilt. I love your ideas. My sister-in-law just had a baby girl and I really want to make her a blanket. I might have to try this for her.

  3. June 30, 2014  12:57 pm by leila Reply

    beautiful! love how they turned out. love the fringing .. a great touch!

  4. June 30, 2014  2:48 pm by ColleenB. Reply

    Maysem; that is adorable and adding the little doll face. . . so cute. Beautiful fabric as well. Perfect for the little girl. Something that little one will cherish in years to come

  5. June 30, 2014  5:45 pm by Maha Reply

    Maysem I love your blankets! Zain used to love to have his tummy time on the soft blanket you made him. And I think it is the best baby gift!

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    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity on The Inspiration Board at homework. I so appreciate it!
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