Hi there! I’m Brittney from Third Time’s a Charm. I’m a wife and mom, and love being both. My hubby is in the U.S. Military, and my little one is 20 months old and the sweetest thing ever.
My blog received its name because it usually takes me multiple tries to get something to work out. Whether it’s quilting, crocheting or my newest adventure, knitting, I tend to have MANY learning experiences. (And by learning experiences I mean mistakes.) I know I’m not alone in this and the purpose of my blog is not only to share my projects, but to make everyone feel better about their “learning experiences.” I also hope my blog will make you laugh a little. Need a laugh now? Check out my first post. It has a little something to do with exploding eggs…
I’ve only been blogging for about three months now, so I’m a definite newbie. And this is my FIRST ever guest post! I hope you like it! Thanks to Rosie for letting me share with you all of you great people today.
To go along with Rosie’s Party Theme I’m going to share an idea with you for an easy homemade gift idea. Rag Quilts! Even if you don’t consider yourself a master sewer, rag quilts are a very easy and forgiving project. The cuts can be less than precise, and the seams not exact and it will turn out just fine!
When I did my first rag quilt, I had VERY little sewing experience. I had made a few simple fleece quillows and some pillowcases. That is it! I used instructions from about.com on how to make a rag quilt. I’ve also found this great youtube video if you are more of a visual person.
One thing I like to note is there are a few tools that will make this job a lot easier. A rotary cutter and self-healing mat will prevent you from tearing out your hair during cutting. When I did my first quilt I cut a square out of cardboard and used it as a template to trace each square before cutting. Not fun and VERY time consuming. I also highly suggest getting spring-loaded scissors. They will save you from developing a contorted, cramped hand when you get to the ragging part.
Rag quilts are a great gift because they can be made for any age, size, or personality. I have made a king size one for a wedding gift, a throw size for our house, and several Christmas throw quilts that I gave as presents. They LOVE ‘em. It’s a great gift for people to snuggle up in on cold nights.
Thanks for letting me share, and have a fantastic day!