Make this Easy Rag Puff Quilt in a weekend! You create the puffs as you sew making it oh so easy!
Easy Rag Puff Quilt in a Weekend
I made a Puff Quilt for my oldest daughter over 30 years ago and loved how it turned out. She still has it and used it for both of her daughters!
I thought it was time to make another one and update it a bit…so, I came up with this Easy Rag Puff Quilt version!
I love how both of them turned out…they are so fun! The pink one has 247 puffs and the purple one has 99 puffs…both filled with Poly-fil while the puffs were sewn together.
The main difference between them, besides the smaller puffs for the pink one, is that the pink one was sewn with right sides together and the purple one was sewn with wrong sides together.
So the pink one had to have a backing and the purple one was finshed on the back side when it was sewn together.
Then, the raw edges on the front are clipped to create this Easy Rag Puff Quilt…oh sew easy!
Here’ how to make it…
Choose five fabrics in assorted color values, prints and solids. Pre-wash and dry your fabrics and then, iron.
Cut the twenty 6″ squares from the four lightest colored fabrics and nineteen 6″ squares from the darkest fabric.
Cut the twenty 7″ squares from the four lightest colored fabrics and nineteen 7″ squares from the darkest fabric.
Place the wrong sides together of a 6" and 7" square (same pattern) lining up the edges on two sides.
Bring the corner edges together on the bottom edge as shown.
There will be excess fabric.
Make a pleat in the middle of the square.
Fold the pleat down.
Stitch the edge and over the pleat at a scant 3/4″ to within 3/4″ from the bottom edge.
Leave the needle in and turn the squares.
Match the bottom corners.
Form the pleat and stitch, as the previous side.
Repeat for the third side. Then, leave the needle in and turn the squares.
Stuff the opening with Poly-fil, so it is fluffy and light not packed.
Form the pleat and stitch as the previous three sides.
One PUFF is completed.
Repeat for the other ninety-eight sets of squres…
Lay all of the puffs out as shown, or create your own design.
Beginning with the first row, place the puffs wrong sides together and stitch with a generous 3/4″ seam.
Continue until all the puffs are are sewn together in the row. Repeat for the rest of the rows.
Place the first and second rows wrong sides together, being sure to match up the seams and stitch in place.
Continue stitching rows in order until complete.
On the front side, clip the raw edges, being sure not to clip through the stitching.
Clip the folded part of the pleats both on the top side and bottom.
Repeat until the raw edges are done, including the outside edge.
Place into the washing machine, wash and then, dry. This fluffs up the rag seams.
Supplies for the Easy Rag Puff Quilt in a Weekend:
- Poly-fil® from Fairfield World, 32 0unces
- Flannel Fabric, 2 yards, 5 assorted shades
- Sewing Machine
- Rotary Cutter (optional)
- Cutting Mat
- Washing Machine
Designer Tips for completing your Easy Rag Puff Quilt:
- Pre-wash all of your fabric.
- Iron all of your fabric before cutting.
- Use 100% cottons instead of flannel.
- For a fuller rag look, take a one inch seam and add an extra layer of backing fabric.
- You can change up the design if you want, experiment and have fun!
- Use more or less colors as desired.
- This would be great with scraps for a scrappy rag puff quilt.