Long long ago before my 2 1/2 year old was born, I bought this fabric. Yesterday I finally made a quilt using this fabric.
There are several ways to make this type of quilt, but this is how I did it.
To make a Rag Quilt-
Different color cotton fabrics- 1 yard total (depending on the size you want it to be, this is baby/toddler size)
1 yard of flannel
(optional) 1 yard of another same flannel or different color if you want a different backing and/or a thicker quilt
I cut my cotton fabric into 5×5 squares and my flannel into 6×6 squares. Place the cotton on top of the flannel, facing right side of fabrics outward.
Then I configured my pieces how I wanted the the pattern to look and started to sew! When you sew you will be putting the pieces together with the right sides facing outward. You will want to sew at least 1/4 inch from the edge, I did 1/2 inch.
After you have sewn all your pieces together you can sew on a back piece of flannel like I did here, or just leave it. Cut the back piece to the same size as the top. When you sew on the back do it just as you did the squares with the right sides facing out, like if you were top stitching.
Final steps! You will need to clip the hanging fabric down toward the seam, about 1/4 inch in.
Then you can tie your quilt, although I used buttons to tie mine together.
Finally, put the blanket in the wash, then dryer. When dry, trim anything that has gotten too shaggy (might not need to depending on your fabric).
If you make a Rag Quilt, send me pictures! email@example.com I would love to see what you have done.