Okay I admit it. I was slacking off this week. We have been dealing with two sick babies and although I have some projects in the works...they just aren't happening anytime soon. So instead I'm sharing a rag quilt that is in process (ie all over my family room floor). I made one of these for my friend's baby shower last year using this tutorial and love how it turned out.
Step 1. Determine the size of quilt you want to make. I typically decide on the size of square I want and then based on that determine how many squares and yards of fabric I will need. For this quilt I'm working on I did 8 inch squares and did a 6 square by 8 square size (4 ft by 5 1/3 ft). Also keep in mind that you have a 1/2 seam that will be sewn and snipped around each square and the outside.
Step 2. Lay out your selection/pattern (one front and one back) with squares. You can do the same pattern front and back or change it up on the back or do a solid (too many choices). Once you have determined the pattern pin them together with wrong sides together. Sew an X through each square (picture below).
Step 5. Your blanket will look something like this once you have the horizontal strips sewn together.
....stay tuned for how my rag quilt turns out.