Oh…I guess I should back up. Today’s One Good Thing is this very cool DIY Baby Rag Quilt from Do It Yourself Divas. I saw it on Pinterest (where else?) a few weeks ago and immediately thought…now THAT’S a quilt I might be able to do!
Since my small town doesn’t have any fabric stores where I could go purchase some cute material….I decided that for my first ever quilting attempt I would just make do with whatever I could find at Walmart. There really wasn’t a whole lot to choose from…but I did manage to find a couple of STAX of flannel, each containing about 5 different flannel fabric pieces. I had to get really creative to make these work…but somehow I did and here is the result! I’m pretty happy with how it turned out for my very first ever quilt!
The cost of the fabric turned out to be around $14.00 and the flannel that I used for the “batting” was from an old flannel sheet I already had.
I’m actually looking forward to making another one very soon! There’s just something about the piecing and the sewing together that puts me in a sort of “zen” state of mind. It’s actually very relaxing!
After each “sandwich” is assembled, sew a seam lengthwise down the middle of each one. Next you will sew the pieces together, right sides together, lengthwise. (I guess I forgot to take a picture of this step.)