Flannel fabrics for rag quilt

Cut up minky? Was that MY idea?

In 2016, Other Projects, Quilt Projects by S Adams

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I fell in love with a flannel fat quarter bundle that I thought would make a lovely rag quilt.  The fabrics had some pretty busy patterns, so I added in some smaller prints and solid flannels and ended up with enough to make two rag quilts.  I decided to back both rag quilts with minky.  What was I thinking?  The flannel was lovely to work with, but that minky… arrrgh!  What a pain and what a mess!

I managed to get the first rag quilt done using this YouTube tutorial from Missouri Star Quilters, but I hated every minute of sewing with minky.  I hated cutting it up because of the mess, I hated sewing with it because it slid all over the place, and I hated clipping the seams because (you guessed it) more mess.   Yes, this was a huge learning experience.  No cutting up minky ever again!

Fortunately I figured out that this process was not for me before I had cut up all the minky.  Instead, I decided to  make a regular quilt out of the second batch of flannel squares and the uncut minky.  That was more my speed, and much less mess.  I sent the second quilt to Karen for quilting and she put a lovely pantograph on it called Star Light.

The finished rag quilt went to our church as an auction item for their annual fundraising event.  Since I didn’t have to pay to get this one quilted, it fared better than the quilts I donated in 2013 and 2014.  The second flannel quilt became a gift for a good friend Sharon, that was moving away.  So sad that Sharon and Bob had to move.  🙁

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The Project Details…

Pieced By: Me
Piecing Done: January 2016
Quilted By: Karen Walker
Quilting Done: March 2016
Pattern: N/A
Fabric Line: Debbie Mumm Arctic Antics, plus various solid and small print flannels
Size: Rag Quilt: 47 x 66 inches
Flannel Quilt: 52 1/2 x 69 inches
For: Rag Quilt: St Luke Lutheran Church
Flannel Quilt: Sharon
Occasion: Rag Quilt: Fundraising Auction 2016
Flannel Quilt: Moving gift