# Frequent question: How many yards of fabric do I need for a thrown rag quilt?

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You will need: 4 yards of cotton fabrics (enough to cut 72 8” squares) 2 1/2 yards of 58-60” wide fleece (mine is all the same color)

## How do you calculate yardage for a rag quilt?

Lap Quilt: 42″ x 54″ (7 x 9) / 63 pair (126 total) 7″ squares = 5½ yards To calculate the amount of different fabrics, divide the total yardage by the number of fabrics – i.e. baby quilt: 3 divided by 6 = ½ yard of 6 different fabrics.

## What is a good size for a throw quilt?

At a minimum, your throw quilt should be 40 inches wide and at maximum, it should be 80 inches long. Anything bigger or smaller is likely to be too small or too bulky. A good rule of thumb is to consider the height of the person using it.

## How many 8 inch squares do I need for a rag quilt?

The quilt shown in this tutorial is a finished size of about 38 x 50 inches, using 8-inch cut squares. The pattern uses 48 finished squares, 6 squares x 8 squares. You can make the squares bigger or smaller, and add squares if you want the blanket to be bigger.

## How many layers of flannel do you need for a rag quilt?

There are normally 2-4 (or more) layers of fabric in a rag quilt. So keep in mind that you want to want to use at least one fabric that will fray a lot so you get that frayed effect on the seam allowances.

## What is the average size of a lap throw?

Lap Quilt Sizes Chart

Lap Quilt Size Width Length
Small 36 inches 45 inches
Small 36 inches 48 inches
Medium 30 inches 60 inches
Large 45 inches 60 inches

## What size are most throws?

Throws typically have a standard size of 50 inches wide by 60 inches long. This may vary by a couple of inches in either dimension. Afghans may be any size. The finished size for most afghan patterns is similar to a throw.

## Do rag quilts need batting?

Your rag quilt needs a low-loft batting. … If you do decide to fill your quilt, however, use a quilt batting that’s low-loft, and cut it at least 1 1/2 inches / 4cm smaller than your quilt blocks. You’ll have a lot of thicknesses to sew through as you stitch your blocks together.

## What kind of fabric is used for rag quilts?

The best fabrics to use for rag quilts are woven cotton and flannel. I personally prefer to choose woven cotton prints for the top layer and complementing flannel colors for the middle and back layers. Flannel is soft and cozy plus it frays really well.

## How long does it take to make a rag quilt?

I love it because it’s so simple, it’s soft, it’s cute, and it only takes 3 hours. -1.5 yards coordinating flannel. Start off by using a rotary cutter and a self healing mat to cut nine strips of batting into 4.5″ wide strips. It will need to be the length of your coordinating fabric, probably about 42″.

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## Can you make a rag quilt with 2 layers of fabric?

I’m Ready! Flannel rag quilts are simply two or three layers of flannel sewn together to form whatever size quilt you want. … To make this a super easy rag quilt, there is no batting between the layers of flannel. Simply using two layers of flannel creates a nice soft quilt.