Nurse, just out of curiosity - what size seam allowances did the pattern
that you made use? Most of the raggedy patterns I've seen call for 1/2" to
3/4" seams. The pattern in the new Quiltmaker calls for 3/4" seams and says
when you sew the blocks together to use a short and narrow zigzag or double
stitch. With the problems you had - I guess the double or zigzag is really
necessary. I'll remember to do that when I make my raggedy quilt.
Donna in Idaho!
SW Idaho Project Linus Coordinator
> I thought I hit a gold mine when I found a book of raggedy drunkard's
> path-style patterns. The one I made had three concentric circles layered
> together, with the blocks cut into quarters afterward and rearranged. I
> it very scrappy and loved it. After one washing, it wasn't raggedy
> I washed it again. Somehow, in the second washing, something red bled
> white background in places, so I had to wash it again. The third washing
> out the bleed--I used the Carbona dye-run stuff--but also "over-ragged"
> the blocks so that they CAME APART. :( This was not mentioned in the
> Nurse Ratched (remove "cuckoo" from address to reply)
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