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17 Snuggly Free Rag Quilt Patterns + 11 New Patterns

By: Jessica Nichols, Editor of

Borders Baby Rag QuiltOnce 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 17 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. Free rag quilt patterns can take any shape or form. Their snuggly seams and durability make them wonderful baby quilts, but rag quilting can also be used to create rustic accessories and decorations.

17 Snuggly Free Rag Quilt Patterns
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How to Make Rag Quilts

Rag Quilting VideoAdaptable Rag QuiltRag Quilting with AccuQuiltRagged T-Shirt Quilt Instructions

If you have no experience with rag quilting, start with one of these basic tutorials.

  1. Rag Quilting Video Tutorial - Learn the basics of making rag quilts in this video tutorial.
  2. Adaptable Rag Quilt - This tutorial provides materials, dimensions, and cutting requirements for any size rag quilt.
  3. Rag Quilting with AccuQuilt - See how an AccuQuilt fabric cutter can be used to make a rag quilt even faster.
  4. Ragged T-Shirt Quilt Instructions - Make a t-shirt quilt even easier by rag quilting your old t-shirts together.

NEW! Ragged Squares Quilt - hose 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.

NEW! Nathaniel Rag Quilt - What makes this rag quilt in particular stand out is the impressive way the design incorporates the square in a square quilt pattern within the basic framework.

NEW! 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 that of the Fuss Free Rag Quilt!

Rag Quilt Ideas for Pillow Designs

Homespun Patchwork Rag PillowDenim Cathedral Windows PillowRaggedy Country Nine Patch Pillow

Rag quilt pillows give your home a rustic, cozy feeling.

  1. Homespun Patchwork Rag Pillow - The simple square patchwork in this pillow makes it impossibly easy.
  2. Denim Cathedral Window Pillow - Frayed denim pairs perfectly with a red and white print in this raggedy pillow.
  3. Raggedy Country Nine Patch Pillow - Fun pillow designs like these can be made with some basic techniques.

NEW! Victorian Vintage 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 you have lying around!

Rag Quilt Patterns for Small Quilt Projects

Quilted Homespun ToteQuilted Homespun ScarfHomespun Quilted Rag Belt

These rag quilt ideas for accessories have a shabby chic aesthetic that will perfectly complement your casual outfits.

  1. Homespun Rag Quilt Tote - Made in scraps of blue plaid, this tote looks great with jeans!
  2. Quilted Homespun Scarf - You can't get a cozier scarf than this!
  3. Homespun Quilted Rag Belt - Pair this distressed belt with denim or white for a carefree, summery look.

NEW! Raggedy Heart Quilted 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.

NEW! Raggedy Autumn Harvest Coasters - These small quilt projects are the perfect alternative, as they have the same classically rustic appeal without the large time commitment.

Baby Rag Quilt Patterns

Magical Flannel Baby QuiltBorders Baby Rag QuiltSunny Baby Rag QuiltApple of My Eye Raggedy Scallop Quilt

Soft, ruffled rag quilts make the perfect comforting blankies.

  1. Magical Flannel Baby Quilt - Keep your baby warm and snuggly with this popular rag quilt.
  2. Borders Baby Rag Quilt - The layout of this quilt resembles that of a medallion quilt, with concentric borders.
  3. Sunny Baby Rag Quilt - Bring a ray of sunshine into your nursery with this cheery quilt!
  4. Apple of My Eye Raggedy Scallop Quilt - Look no further for one of the most gorgeously unique free rag quilt patterns for babies.

NEW! Lovey Raggedy Heart Stitched Baby Quilt - This simple baby quilt pattern combines some beautiful stitching and soft simple rag quilt patterns to keep a resting baby comfortable and happy.

NEW! Baby Perfect Rag Quilt - If you are not so much of a perfectionist but want to learn how to make a soft, comfortable and warm baby quilt, this may be a great option for you.

NEW! Beautiful Baby Rag Quilt - The Beautiful Baby Rag Quilt is one of those quick and cuddly baby quilt ideas you can put together in just a few hours for an upcoming baby shower or for your own little munchkin.

More Free Rag Quilt Patterns

Raggedy Basketweave QuiltQuick and Cuddly Rag QuiltStriped Homespun Rag Quilt

Small children and rag quilts were meant for each other; the soft, ruffled quilts make the perfect comforting blankies.

  1. Raggedy Basketweave Quilt - This basketweave quilt uses an unusual rag quilting technique that you'll want to try out!
  2. Quick and Cuddly Rag Quilt - Simple rag quilt patterns really pop with your favorite fabric.
  3. Striped Homespun Rag Quilt - With this tutorial, you'll have a twin-sized rag quilt in less than a day.

NEW! Easiest Thrifty Rag Quilt - Learn how to make rag quilts that look soft and ready for cuddling. They're great for any occasion, whether you need a new throw for the front room or a new blanket for the kids.

NEW! Floating Squares Rag Quilt - This quilt has the same classic homemade look of other rag quilt patterns, but takes a slightly more modern approach when it comes to piecing.


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