Sunday, November 11, 2012

Rag Quilt from Recycled clothes

 Need a good use of worn out jeans? Try your hand at a rag quilt. I used the legs off some old jeans, cut to 7 inch square. Backside is 7 inch squares of flannel cut from 4 old pillow cases and a flannel nightgown.
Place the squares back to back or wrong sides together. Sew with 1/2 in seams. Just make sure all seams go to the same side. When it is the size you want, the fun begins. Cut the seam allowance at 1/4 to 1/2 in intervals so it will fray and be soft.

Before you wash this, hang it outside in the wind or brush the seams as there will be lots of little threads coming off the seams. I made the mistake of just washing mine and plugged the water pump.


  1. Oh well done on getting your blog up and running April and well done on the brilliant name too :) All you need to do now is work out how to put Sara's 'widget' on to your blog's sidebar.
    Good luck with your blog and your wonderful crafts.
    Lynn xx

    1. Thanks Lynn!
      And I'm working on getting the widget ;-))