Experience Shirley’s relaxed and fun class and learn how to make your own heirloom rag quilt. You will be learning everything to complete a baby rag quilt. Shirley will cover everything from needles and thread to material care, color coordinating and accessories that will make quilting easier! Plus; you will have easy referencing handouts when making your next project! Shirley will show you many tips on the care of your quilt. Do not miss your opportunity to make your own heirloom quilt.
Date: October 25, 2021
Cost: $65 (includes kit) - other supplies not included
Lunch Break: 1-hour free time for lunch - individual lunch
Supply List for Rag Quilt Class
Sewing machine in GOOD WORKING CONDITION with power and foot control, accessories and manual.
We will make a BABY SIZE QUILT. You may choose to make a larger version by purchasing more material if needed.
Materials required for either style:
A minimum of 3 meters in total of good quality cotton flannel fabrics PLUS 1.60 meters of either an Osnaberg, Muslin OR a neutral flannel for the middle or filler fabric. We won’t be using any batting as it gets too heavy!
For the Traditional Squares Rag Style, this can be an assortment of Fat Quarters for a scrappy look. For the entire project to be scrappy, students will need a minimum of 16 flannel fat quarters. OR; for a single fabric backing, they will need 1.50 meters of their choice of the backing flannel and an assortment of 8 fat quarters for the front. OR; for a less scrappy version you will need 1.5 m. for the back and 3 x .50 m. cut pieces for the front. PLUS, you will need 1.60 meters of the filler fabric of your choice.
For the Modern Stripe Rag Style Quilt, you will need fabric cut off the bolt. Fat Quarters will NOT work as you need the width of fabric to make your project-wide enough. For the scrappy version, purchase .50 meters of 6 different, coordinating flannel fabrics. OR for a less busy stripe, choose 3 fabrics at .50 meter each and 1 fabric of 1.50 meters. PLUS, you will need the 1.60 m of the filler fabric of your choice.
- Basic sewing kit,
- A rotary cutter (please have a new rotary blade to make cutting your strips or squares with ease,
- Cutting mat and long ruler 6” (or 8”) by 24”,
- Quilting pins,
- Marking pencils,
- Sewing needles,
- Either quilting needles (75/11) or Denim (110/18). Thread to match (I enjoy using Variegated thread to match my material).
- Square clear ruler.
- RAG SNIPS! (available at Red Deer Sewing Centre). Scissors WILL tear up your hands. Choose either a traditional Rag Snip Scissor or another spring-loaded short-bladed scissor. You will thank me!