For Christmas this year I painted an antique cradle for my sweet little niece Collins. Of course it needed a doll and blanket so I decided to make one of these 1 Hour Rag Strip Doll Quilts. It’s the same as my “3 Hour Rag Quilt” but smaller and even simpler.
Start with two coordinating 10″x18″ pieces of pre-washed flannel and a 10″x 12″ piece of quilt batting. Cut the flannel into six 10″x3″ strips. Cut the batting into six 10″x2″ strips.
Make six “sandwiches” out of the coordinating flannel pieces with a piece of batting in the middle.
Use your sewing machine to stitch a line straight down the middle to keep your “sandwiches” together. I like to use a fun stitch like a zig zag, but any stitch will do.
Line up your sandwiches with the opposite sides facing up.
Face the coordinating sides to each other and stitch both sandwiches tighter with a 1/2″ seam allowance.
Open up those two that you just stitched together, place the next sandwich face down on the coordinating fabric and stitch it together the same way you just did for the last two.
Continue doing this until you have sewn all 6 together with all of the unfinished sides on one side of the quilt.
The other side of the quilt will look more “finished” because all of the rough edges are on the back.
Take scissors or a rotary cutter to cut off the rough ends and have nice straight edges.
Sew around the outer edge of the quilt with a 1/2 ” seam allowance.
Take your scissors and cut small slits along all of the exposed edges. Hopefully you will not have much batting showing since your pieces of batting were skinnier than your flannel.
Wash and Dry your doll quilt to give the rough cut edges a soft curl and a more “ragged” look.
Once you’ve tackled the doll quilt you’re going to love this method so much that you’ll want to make tons of rag quilts! Here is my tutorial for a a bigger 3 hour rag quilt!
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