Ragtime Quilt

Sue Sabaloni, Mentor

Calvary Bible Church
Bakersfield, CA

Ragtime Quilt

Applesauce Project Extraordinaire!

MATERIALS:

Fabric needed:

For Throw Size (63 x 49 finished):
1 yard of 9 different flannel patterns or colors
For Crib Size (42" x 35" finished):½ yard each of 9 different flannel patterns or colors

Yield: ½ yard = 4 squares front and back + 1 small piece

DO NOT PRE-SHRINK!
FOR BATTING, SUE USES 90" WIDE WARM AND NATURAL. IT WORKS THE BEST BECAUSE IT IS FLAT.


General Cutting Instructions:

Cut off all selvages before cutting your squares. Do this after cutting your strips.
Cut a combination of 9 inch and 5 ½ inch pieces. This will vary depending on the design you choose. Your back square fabric is the same as the front. You may also use all 9 inch squares.

Cut batting pieces 6 ¾" by 3 ¼" and 6 ¾" by 6 ¾" (for 4 piece quilt, cut pieces 5 ½" by 5 1/2", batting 3 ¼" by 3 ¼"). The amount of each depends on the design you have chosen.


General Sewing Instructions:

All seam allowances are 1". Also, use a shorter stitch and always backstitch. Make a sandwich by placing a back piece, batting and a front piece on top. Be sure the brushed side (or right side) of your fabric is on the outside. Center batting in the middle of the sandwich.

Sew an "X" through the center of the square from corner to corner. You can mark this ahead or just eyeball it.

Arrange your completed squares in rows and sew.

Sew the needed squares to make the length row you need.

Sew that amount of squares together, always opening up your seam.

When your quilt top is sewn together, stitch 1" all around the outer edge. This will secure your batting.

Clipping Instructions:

Cut down into seam allowance approximately ¾". Make these cuts approximately ½" apart. Where seam allowances are held down, clip as close as possible parallel to the seam. Do not cut into seam allowance!

Washing Instructions:

Washing and drying your quilt one or more times is what makes it cute and what makes it a "Ragtime" quilt. If you are making a large quilt, you may want to use a Laundromat because of the lint created.

Loving Instructions:

You will love this quilt for lots of reasons:
It is soft and cuddly
It is adorable!
You made it