35 Snuggly Free Rag Quilt Patterns
By: Jessica Nichols, Editor of FaveQuilts.com
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Once you learn how to make rag quilts, you won't be able to stop! These frayed quilts are so easy to make, you'll get addicted to rag quilting. Check out our list of 35 Snuggly Free Rag Quilt Patterns to get new rag quilt ideas.
Rag quilt patterns are different from regular quilt patterns in several aspects. First of all, they employ a quilt-as-you-go method, meaning that each piece of fabric is sandwiched with its batting and backing before being stitched to the surrounding pieces. The technique that makes rag quilting unique from other quilting methods is the purposeful fraying of exposed seams. This gives rag quilts their characteristic ruffled or "raggedy" appearance. Their snuggly seams and durability make them wonderful baby quilts, but rag quilting can also be used to create rustic accessories and decorations.
35 Snuggly Free Rag Quilt Patterns
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If you have no experience with rag quilting, start with one of these basic tutorials.
- Rag Quilting Video Tutorial - Learn the basics of making rag quilts in this video tutorial.
- Adaptable Rag Quilt - This tutorial provides materials, dimensions, and cutting requirements for any size rag quilt.
- Video Tutorial: Rag Quilting with AccuQuilt - See how an AccuQuilt fabric cutter can be used to make a rag quilt even faster.
- Ragged T-Shirt Quilt Instructions - Make a t-shirt quilt even easier by rag quilting your old t-shirts together.
- Ragged Squares Quilt - Those ready to start working with simple rag quilt patterns should start here, as the square in a square quilt pattern is easy to piece together and familiarizes you with piecing together quilt blocks.
- Nathaniel Rag Quilt - What makes this rag quilt stand out is the impressive way the design incorporates the square in a square quilt pattern within the basic framework.
- Fuss Free Rag Quilt - If you've never made a soft and cuddly rag quilt before, there's no better tutorial to guide you than this zero-aggravation tutorial!
- Blooming Rag Quilt Pattern - Learn how to make a rag quilt that has a stunning floral motif with this bloom-friendly idea.
- Block in a Block Rag Quilt - Make a rag quilt pattern that is patchwork perection with this free quilting pattern.
- How to Bind a Rag Quilt - Check out this quilt binding tutorial before checking out any of our free rag quilt patterns to give yourself a headstart on the process.
Rag quilt pillows give your home a rustic, cozy feeling.
- Homespun Patchwork Rag Pillow - The simple square patchwork in this pillow makes it impossibly easy.
- Denim Cathedral Window Pillow - Frayed denim pairs perfectly with the red and white print in this raggedy pillow.
- Raggedy Country Nine Patch Pillow - Fun pillow designs like these can be made with some basic techniques to give your home a rustic vibe.
- Victorian Vintage Quilt Heart Pillow - Use fat quarters to sew the body of the pillow, and then add your own accents with buttons, lace, pearls, or any other odds and ends!
These rag quilt ideas for accessories have a shabby chic aesthetic that will perfectly complement your casual outfits.
- Homespun Rag Quilt Tote - Made with scraps of blue plaid, this tote looks great with jeans!
- Quilted Homespun Scarf - You can't get a cozier scarf than this scrappy autumn creation!
- Homespun Quilted Rag Belt - Pair this distressed belt with denim or white for a carefree, summery look.
- Raggedy Quilted Heart Coasters - This little scrapbusting project is an adorable way to use up scraps and protect your counter tops at the same time. Plus, these will look great in your kitchen year-round.
- Raggedy Autumn Harvest Coasters - These small coasters are easy and quick to make. You'll love the rustic look in your home.
- Raggedy Christmas Quilt Table Runner - Use scraps from your holiday quilting projects to make this holly jolly quilted table runner pattern.
If you love small quilts, then you'll definitely want to check out our free eBook, Quilter's Gift Guide: 12 Quilt Patterns for Small Quilt Projects and Keepsake Quilting. Get great ideas for small knickknacks!
Soft, ruffled rag quilts make the perfect comforting blankies.
- Magical Flannel Rag Baby Quilt Tutorial - Keep your baby warm and snuggly with this popular rag quilt.
- Borders Baby Rag Quilt - The layout of this quilt resembles that of a medallion quilt, with concentric borders.
- Sunny Baby Rag Quilt - Bring a ray of sunshine into your nursery with this cheery quilt!
- Apple of My Eye Raggedy Scallop Quilt - Look no further for one of the most gorgeously unique free rag quilt patterns for babies.
- Lovey Raggey Heart Stitched Baby Quilt - This simple baby quilt pattern combines features beautiful stitching to keep a resting baby comfortable and happy.
- Baby Rag Quilt - If you are not so much of a perfectionist but want to learn how to make a soft, comfortable baby quilt, this may be a great option for you.
- Beautiful Baby Rag Quilt - You can put together this soft quilt in just a few hours for an upcoming baby shower or for your own little munchkin.
- Baby Boy's Blue Rag Quilt - Make a traditional quilt pattern for the little man in your life with this classic yet cute rag quilt pattern.
- Frayed Seams Baby Quilt - Make an old-school and rustic looking baby quilt pattern that will be extra cuddly.
Itching for new baby quilt tutorials? Get free quilt patterns in this article, 27 Free Baby Quilt Patterns. You'll love these baby-friendly blankets!
Small children and rag quilts were meant for each other; the soft, ruffled quilts make the perfect cover for night time.
- Raggedy Basketweave Quilt - This basketweave quilt uses an unusual rag quilting technique that you'll want to try out!
- Quick and Cuddly Rag Quilt - Simple rag quilt patterns really pop with your favorite colored fabric.
- Striped Homespun Rag Quilt - With this tutorial, you'll have a twin-sized rag quilt in less than a day.
- Easiest Thrifty Rag Quilt - Learn how to make rag quilts that look soft and cuddly. They're great for any occasion, whether you need a new throw for the front room or a new blanket for the kids.
- Floating Squares Rag Quilt - This quilt has the classic homemade look of other rag quilt patterns, but takes a slightly more modern approach when it comes to piecing.
- Ragtime Quilt - This classic rag quilt pattern and tutorial will make a great cuddly addition to your home.
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