Sunday, July 25, 2010

Rag Quilts for my nephews and my first little tutorial

It has been a very busy couple of weeks and I finally finished sewing the 2 rag quilts for my nephews. I had so much fun embroidering them to give them each a personal touch.

They were really simple to make. I cut out 20 8" x 8" squares, pinned together and sewed about an inch from the edge of the fabric and sewed them together. I then attached each row together, embroidered their names and then embroidered on the lower right corner "Love, Aunt Alisha". I then sewed all the way around the blanket, so I could then cut little slits all around the edge of the blanket and the inner squares. Then you just wash and dried the blanket by itself, so there wouldn't be lint all over our other clothes. This is what gives the blanket the "rag" effect. 

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and have a great week!!

All my best,


  1. Very clever...lovely cheery colours.

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me. I have returned the follow :) Those quilts are DARLING! Have a great day!

  3. Those are terrific, Alisha. You did a great job. The embroidery is such a wonderful touch.

  4. How fun!! Thanks for checking out my blog, I am a new follower!! I am very envious of your fabulous sewing skills--I can't sew clothes, just quilts;) I'll get there someday!!


  5. Great gift idea. Love that colorful quilt.


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