Shabby Chic Rag Quilt!

I have been seeing these super cute rag quilts lately and have been dying to try one! I’ve always wanted to make a quilt (despite my glaring lack of sewing skillz) and these rag quilts looked like something I could handle. I am really *so bad* at sewing, so I always have tons of extra fabric left over from my sewing projects. I checked my stash and I had some really cute patterns leftover from the crate covers and some clothes I made for Miley that all coordinated.

handmade dog crate cover dog clothes

Since I had all my supplies on hand and didn’t even have to go to the store, I decided to start this late on Friday night. By Saturday night, I had this!!

rag quilt

Be sure and check out the rest of the pics (and get the instructions!) by clicking here! :)

This was a fun project, even for a sewing challenged loon like myself! :) While I won’t be opening an Etsy store anytime soon, this probably won’t be the last rag quilt you see from me! ;)

Thanks for looking! :D

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terri October 28, 2008 at 5:47 am

Amanda, I opened you update this morning and saw your quilt. It is great! You just amaze me at all you can do.

Thanks for sharing,


Melissa Bell February 8, 2013 at 10:30 am

do you make the rag photo quilts to sell? i am in the process of trying to get something together and i would love one.

Janine Nicholson October 28, 2008 at 5:58 am

The rag quilt is the cutest thing ever! You are such a talented girl!! I love the colors.


Becky October 28, 2008 at 6:55 am

This is absolutely beautiful!! I just recently made my first quilt for my SIL’s baby shower. I have to make one more (it’s twins!) and I will definitely be checking out the instructions for this!! Thanks for sharing!! :)


Jamie October 28, 2008 at 8:09 am

Really cute! I love that fabric.


Barb October 28, 2008 at 11:50 am

Great job Amanda! I love the colors. The best thing about sewing a quilt is that it’s just sewing a straight line. Measuring out 1/4″ from the needle and using tape to mark the distance can help keep the lines straight. I can’t wait to get sewing again….5 more classes and I’m free!!!


jodi October 28, 2008 at 2:04 pm

LOVE IT!!!! Great job! You are so talented!!! Love the colors!


Judy Bagwell October 28, 2008 at 7:52 pm

Love the quilt!! Looks like you are pretty good at sewing to me. You did a great job on the dog clothes and crate cover too.


Megan October 29, 2008 at 5:57 am

Your sewing skills are great if you can make those crate covers and jackets for Miley! And that quilt is GREAT! I love it. I tried to find fabric like that and missed out on when HL had it. I love black and white! I’m impressed! (as always!) :)


Jennifer October 29, 2008 at 11:04 pm

I love the quilt I am going to attempt one for my niece. How many yards of each print fabric do you think you need?


Erin O'Brien October 30, 2008 at 7:02 pm

Super cute pattern and idea! I’m going to have to try one after i finish all my other quilts-yes, I have a list of them to make sure I don’t procrastinate.


Kelli November 6, 2008 at 11:46 pm

Your sewing skills are amazing compared to mine! But you’ve definitely inspired me to try!


Sarah November 11, 2008 at 10:00 pm

That is sooo stunning! I love love love the black and white! I wish I had as much talent in an ounce of my body as you do!!!!!! Very pretty!



Allison November 12, 2008 at 1:02 pm

Seriously. I have a mad girl crush on you and your amazing sites.


Kaela November 17, 2008 at 2:25 pm

thanks for sharing! After I saw I ran out to buy fabric. You’re right, it was pretty easy! I really enjoy your site!


Carrie January 21, 2009 at 6:53 pm

Great quilt! What kind of fabric is it made from?


Anny February 7, 2009 at 10:22 pm

I love the cute coat you made for your BT. did you use a pattern? if so which one? It is just too cute.



Tiffany February 16, 2009 at 12:38 am

Hi Amanda,
I just stubbled upon your website while googling scrapbook rooms to get ideas for my own. Thank you for this site, you are so talented and everything is amazing. I did want to know what type of camera do you use?


Maddiee June 18, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Wow, i love everything you do on this website! You are so creative! Your scrapbook room really makes me jealous. :P I was just wondering if you could tell me how much it cost you to make the Crate Covers? I think they are an exellent idea and soo adorable. :] Thank you!


Rona July 1, 2009 at 5:22 am

I love this quilt! I’ve made one with flannel, but you can’t find the really stunning and pretty fabrics in flannel. What type of material did you use for this one?


MeLissa Reynolds November 21, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Your quilt is amazing! I don’t know why you thought you couldn’t sew very well.


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