I was convinced I’d never make a rag quilt. While they are soft and cuddly, I was of the opinion it wasn’t worth it if I had to manually snip all the edges to help with the ragging effect. But with the help of the AccuQuilt Go cutter it was a breeze to make my first rag quilt.
The AccuQuiltGo die Cuts 8 ½” squares and snips the edges when the squares are cut, providing significant time savings.
Rebecca Johnson made this beautiful rag quilt using the AccuQuiltGo cutter. She has experience making rag quilts, using the old fashioned method and she felt that the AccuQuiltGo cutter saved her over 50% of the time it would have taken to make a rag quilt with the old fashioned method.
Here is a good video clip that shows more insight on the AccuQuiltGo and rag die. But be aware that both the portable AccuQuiltGo and Studio cutters support making rag quilts. And the Studio cutter has a few more accessory dies for making rag quilts.
I found making my first rag quilt, using the AccuQuilg Go cutter and rag die, was easier than I had ever dreamed. It was super fast to cut the fabric and very fast to sew this quilt. And I must admit I really enjoyed working with soft flannel fabric! By the way, I selected nautical flannel fabrics for this quilt as I plan to use it in a Pirate theme gift basket for a charity fundraiser. I love how the Pirates show up in this flannel scrap quilt, along with sharks, sailboats and other nautical items.
I had so much fun using the AccuQuiltGo cutter and rag die that I’m already planning on making another one. Maybe a bit larger and something for a little Princess!
For more information on the AccuQuilt Cutters and dies, go to: www.accuquiltgo.com