Sunday, June 26, 2011

My New Quilt

Last year I decided to start making a rag quilt for my bed. Of course, it took ALL YEAR! You'd think I was working on some amazing tiny pieces and hand binding it. Nope. I used LARGE pieces and it's a RAG quilt! Oh well, that's what happens when you have two little kids right? It would be much easier to buy a cheap comforter but our bed is HUGE. Ordinary king size bedding doesn't fit for some reason and I bought a few unsuccessful duvets over the years that literally came up short. I really had no option but to bring out the sewing machine.

Here are all my cheats while making my quilt:

1.I used a lot of white fabric because solids are cheaper than prints.
2.I staggered all my pieces so I didn't have to match corners.
3. I used large pieces so I didn't have to sew forever.
4. I made a rag quilt because I didn't want to actually "quilt" anything or do any hand binding. I also figured there is less mass in a rag quilt so I could wash it in my washer without any problem.

The next project will be making new pillow shams and curtains. Oh, and painting my bedroom. I'll be sure to post pictures of my entire room when the makeover is complete.


  1. Beautiful! I love the colors. I still haven't finished the quilt for my bed - it is going on four years in the making. i just don't sew much with all these kiddos around. :)

  2. It turned out beautiful! I made a Thomas The Train rag quilt for Preston's bed last year. It was so easy, but time consuming. Making a rag quilt doesn't show the imperfections and that was my first time making one! :)

  3. Oh, my favourite colors:) I love it!!!

  4. Thanks! My entire house is these colors! I guess I'm addicted to them. :)

  5. I love your quilted bedding. That color is my favorite. My wife is also finishing her project - a king-sized quilt bed cover! Our bed is quite big, so it’s taken her almost a month now. I hope she can finish it by the end of this month. ->Yon Vann