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Lap Size Raggedy Quilt with Redwork Embroidery

This artsy quilt features irregular shapes and unfinished edges to give it its charm. This is a very easy quilt to make for even someone with minimal quilting experience. The designs used for the quilt are from the Fancy Flowers Redwork Set for a large (5" x 7") hoop.

The finished size of the quilt is about 28" x 36" .

For the embroidered blocks, we used about about 3/4 yard of white fabric, 1 yard of yellow fabric (it was also used for the borders) and 3/4 yard of brown fabric. For the quilt we used 2 1/2 yards of black fabric - it was used for the top, backing and binding. You will also need a piece of batting.


Out of white, yellow and brown fabric cut six rectangles measuring 10" x 12". You need 6 white, 6 yellow and 6 brown rectangles.

Note: a 10" x 12" piece is for hooping in a standard 5" x 7" embroidery frame. If you are using a larger frame, cut larger pieces for better hooping.

Out of black fabric, cut a piece measuring 24" x 32" for the top, a piece measuring 28" x 36" for the backing, and 4 strips 2 1/2" wide and the length of the width of the fabric for the binding.

Out of yellow fabric, cut 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 24", and 2 strips measuring 36 1/2".


Sew the 2 1/2" x 24" yellow strips to the shorter sides of the black 24" x 32" rectangle.

Sew the 2 1/2" x 36 1/2" yellow strips to the longer sides of the top.


Place the backing on a flat surface (table) face down. Cover with batting. Spread the top over it.

Pin all three layers together with 1" pins. We quilted all over the work in a free-motion style. Remove the pins while quilting.

Press the work with heavy steam and square the work -- all corners should be 90 degrees and opposite sides should be of the same length.

Finish the raw edges with binding.


Place a brown 10" x 12" on the table face up. Cover it with the yellow rectangle, face up. Cover the yellow rectangle with the white one, face up. Hoop all three fabric layers and make the embroidery of the designs from Fancy Flowers Redwork Set.
Take the embroidery from the hoop.

With a pair of scissors, cut the white layer, around the embroidery leaving margins about 1/2"-3/4" wide.

Then cut the yellow layer, 1/2"-3/4" wider than the white cut-out.

Then cut the brown layer, 1/2" x 3/4" wider than the yellow cut out.

You will have six blocks similar to the one on the picture.

Position the blocks on the quilt top. Make an arragement to your taste. Pin in place.
Working with one block at a time, topstitch the white layer 1/4"- 3/8" from the edge. Fold the white edges and topstitch the yellow layer, 1/2" from the edge.

Fold the yellow edges and top-stitch the brown layer 1" from the edge.

Wash the quilt to make the edges fray and curl slightly.

The quilt is ready. Enjoy!

Happy Stitching!

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