Ragged Sewing Projects

The chenille effect by ragging the seams, has been adapted by quilters for a casual country look. A quilt with a so-called "chenille finish" is known as a "rag quilt" or, a "slash quilt" due to the frayed exposed seams of the patches and the method of achieving this. Layers of soft cotton are batted together in patches or blocks and sewn with wide, raw edges to the front. These edges are then cut, or slashed, to create a worn, soft, "chenille" effect.

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Comment by Phyllis Chambliss on April 10, 2018 at 1:38pm

Thank you for sharing, I am going to make one.

Comment by Betty oj on March 2, 2012 at 3:10pm

I love this effect..

Comment by Karen on March 1, 2012 at 3:56pm

Yes I love this effect.  Had a go from a book 'A Passion for Patchwork' by Lise Bergene that I got from the library. There were some lovely things in it and several using recycled jeans.  

She used the belt loop to catch the button as a closure on a little bag, and I used one as a loop to hold a belt clip and made a mobile phone pouch.  She used 2 belt loops to make the button flap, but I didn't have any more so I made a strip up.I think it needs more trips through the washing machine to get the fraying better, but I was pleased with it.

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