Sunday, September 18, 2011

Meadowsweet Rag Quilt


This little rag quilt is for my friend's 2nd baby. I first showed a glimpse of this quilt here, where I made a matching diaper clutch. I love how the quilt turned out, especially with the charcoal gray minky - very modern!
Details:
Size: approx. 30" x 40"
Fabrics: Meadowsweet by Sandi Henderson with gray minky
Quilting: rag quilt with x-pattern & hand-snipped seams

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51 comments:

  1. Love it! Girly but sophisticated with the grey. Looks so cozy, too!

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  2. Oh it's beautiful!! I love the colors and the gray minky is so pretty. I haven't worked with minky. You are inspiring me to do so! I have a (prayer quilt) rag quilt in progress using denim and a red, white and blue fabric that was donated to the church stash. Can't wait to get that finsished!

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  3. Love the gray with your fabrics! :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great weekend??

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  6. This is a beautiful quilt. Lovely.

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  7. So pretty! Did you use flannel or regular cotton fabric?

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  8. This is beautiful! For the top of the quilt, what exactly did you do to the minky fabric here? Did you sew a strip down the middle and cut it on both ends to give it the frayed look or is that a trim sewn on?

    LOVE this!

    Amy

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  9. Can you share the basic pattern you use?

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    1. This is a "raggedy quilt" pattern that you can find in a quilt shop and possibly in a Regilar pattern book at Jo Ann'a, Hancocks, etc. I've made three of these and the three layers are put together block by block, then sewn together. Hence the ragged fabric.

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  10. I featured you quilt on my blog and I even made one of my own! Go check it out and don't forget to grab a featured button!
    http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2011/12/minky-rag-quilt.html

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  11. wow, this looks great and sounds great! I pinned it on Pinterest.

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  12. I love this quilt. I finished my first Rag Quilt on the first of this month and totaly cant wait to make another.

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  13. Minky fabric is the newest in luxurious, silky soft microfiber fabric. It rivals cashmere in softness and resembles real mink in touch. One customer described it “like petting a newborn baby rabbit”. The baby market has picked up on Minky fabric and fabricates everything from blankets, outfits, and robes to baby room accessories and toys. There are different variations in flats and textures: minky with dots, lines, diamonds, and short or long pile. The color variations of the different minkies are usually in pastels with a few brights available. Be careful of imitations – they just are not as soft. One way to tell an imitation is by price. Anything in true Minky is pricey! But, Well worth the Purchase!

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    1. Thank you for the explanation....I was wondering :)

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  14. This is AWESOME! I would really like to make one of these but have never done anything like this. Do you have a pattern or instructions you can share? My email is jodycmom@comcast.net. I would love any help you can give me!

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  15. I would love to learn how to do this as well but have never made a quilt. My daughter is going to college in the fall and would like me to make this for her... yikes! Would you share the directions with me as well?
    katie@littlefishinc.com

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  16. Where did you find the gray minky.. I have been looking every where for some and have not found...

    Thank you,Evelyn

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  17. I would love the instructions for this quilt as well! ewingm@live.com

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  18. This is just so beautiful. A lot of hard work but its worth it. Thanks for sharing

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  19. Love the quilt! I have made several rag quilts, but never with minky. My daughter INSISTED that I make this quilt! It took a few days, but she found the charcoal gray dimple Minky online at Fabric.com (arrived yesterday) and we are ordering the Meadowsweet-2 fabric today (14 fat quarters for $31.50 online at The Quilted Castle). I usually use flannels for my rag quilts, but the picture looks like it worked out ok using 100% cotton and the minky. I WILL be using a basic double napped flannel for the "middle" of the quilt, which should help give that raggedy look once washed.

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  20. Did you have any issues with the minky continuing to fray and make a mess with the little strings or did that stop after you washed the quilt?

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  21. This is one of the cutest rag quilts I have ever seen : ) I have also made them with flannel, but I will have to try this too! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  22. Did you use meadowsweet peach or meadowsweet pear or both? I live this and want to make one!

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  23. Can you email instructions to me please? kfishbur@amfam.com thanks

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  24. I too was wondering if you had trouble with the minky shedding alot. I was told not to do one of those fleece tied quilts with it so i was wondering if you would have the same issues with this pattern as well.
    My daughter absolutely loved this quilt (and its not easy to impress her)!

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  25. I love this quilt!! Can you send me instructions as well? erika.bunnell@aimia.com

    Thanks so much!

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    1. Could you also forward me the instructions? denise@vivowellnesscenter.com. Thanks

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  26. Love this quilt. I am just learning to sew and love it!! Could you also forward me the instructions? kathythomas@mchsi.com . Thanks

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  27. After sewing the squares together, are the edges of the finished quilt sewn so together to "close" the quilt??

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  28. I love that quilt too. Will you email the directions to me at how.lin65@gmail.com.Thank you for sharing.

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  29. you did a beautiful job on this quilt. Your colors are wonderful what a special gift to give and receive

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  30. I'd love instructions too!!! mybigfatgrainfreelife@gmail.com

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  31. What type of fabric did you use for the top blocks? i've only used flannel because I've heard that nothing else really frays like flannel. could you send me instrustions also please!? gldypooh@yahoo.com

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  32. I've never had a strong desire to sew anything in my life...until now! I adore this quilt! I'm going to go buy my first sewing machine this weekend and give it a whirl. PLEASE email me the instructions on how to make this. drtmcooke3@msn.com

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  33. I would love instructions also. sashworth04@yahoo.com

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  34. This is truly a beautiful quilt, I am considering making one for my daughters twin bed in pink and orange, can you please email me the instructions noellecwilliams@gmail.com. Thank you!

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  35. I really love this quilt & would like to make one. I have searched for the instructions but can't seem to find them. Could you please send them to me?
    Thanks
    lzthom75@gmail.com

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  36. Lovely! please e-mail me the instructions to intercambio@lostinspain.com - thanks so much

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  37. I absolutely LOVE this quilt. Would it be possible to obtain the instructions please? Thanks.
    Landry.joanne7@gmail.com

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  38. I love the quilt!! I've been looking for the fabric to buy and can't seem to find it :-(

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  39. I love LOVE your quilt! I am in a pickle and am needing a baby shower gift by Sunday. I'm not sure if I can pull this off in time, but if possible, can you please email me the instructions for your quilt? Thanks so much!!!! fir3fly@cox.net

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  40. You can find tons of tutorials on YouTube. This is just one...
    http://youtu.be/2VNj1WO56iQ

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  41. This is an online tutorial with pictures:

    http://thedesignest.com/rag-quilt-instructions/

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  42. Hello, thank you for sharing I just was curious about one thing, I saw a tutorial that she did cotton print facing down, on top of that flannel (for Batting) then minky facing up. will the cotton frey because of the fringes???

    thank you so much can't wait to hear from I really would like to make this for a first time parent who is so having a hard pregnancy.

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  43. Are there directions somewhere on how to make this quilt?

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