Looking for a little inspiration to get you started on your next rag quilt? You’ve come to the right spot. Sometimes all it takes is  a photo to spark our imagination or to give us an idea for our next quilting project.


I know I am inspired to make one of these gorgeous flag rag quilts this summer.  It might just be my next project. 😉 However, I’m trying really hard not to buy any more fabric. I tend to steer clear of reds, so I know I don’t have much to choose from there. Uh oh, I might just HAVE to buy a few fat quarters. You guys know how this goes right?

The first rag quilt I’m featuring in this collection was made by Cheryl Maynard. She did a beautiful job of using different red, white & blue fabrics. This would be a great gift idea for dad or a veteran!

Perfect sewing project for summer! Make a rag quilt with red white & blue fabrics. Love!!


And here is another one from Cheryl with more detail…

More rag quilt pattern photos & ideas in the round up!

Made by: Cheryl Maynard

I tend to get a lot of questions asking about using different kinds & colors of fabrics in a rag quilt. It’s hard to know what will turn out and what won’t. This next rag quilt is made in a traditional square pattern, however she used a black backing which gives each block a nice outline and frame.

Rag quilt Roundup Submission From Joleen Keough at Twisted North

Made by: Joleen Keough, Twisted North,

The next one is my own pattern that you can find here. I created this rag quilt pattern after discovering my love for making half-square triangles for another quilt. I combined a traditional quilt piecing technique with a rag quilt finish to make this chevron rag quilt. If you like to make traditional quilt pieced blocks, you might try turning them into a rag quilt.

Rag Quilt pattern - Rainbow chevron rag quilt using half square triangles


In the crafting world, you’ll always find more than one way to make anything, and that’s true for quilting as well. This is another way to make a chevron rag quilt. I love the pointy edges on this one!

From Ricochet and Away ... Another way to make a chevron rag quilt. A part of the round up post on rag quilt ideas on


Made by: Rikka at Ricochet and Away 

If you’re not up for a flag quilt, but want to get a patriotic feel, take a look at the gorgeous bandana rag quilt here. I love the simplicity of this one.

Who's ready for a picnic on this fabulous hankie rag quilt? From ZeedleBeez easy shop. You can see other rag quilt ideas on the round up post at


And a more feminine  version – collected vintage hankerchiefs

Can you say I LOVE VINTAGE HANKIES? Really beautiful job from Zeedlebeez easy shop on showcasing these beauties in a rag quilt!

Made by: ZeedleBeez at, Blog Name ->

Now, for the little boys in your life, this camo owl shaped rag quilt is ADORABLE! Made by MrsCQuilts (she’s no longer making them for sale). I’m pretty sure you might be able to find the Simplicity pattern on ebay or Etsy.

Whooooo doesn't love this guy? An awesome job by MrsCQuilts! Find this one and more rag quilt ideas on the round up post at

Made by: MrsCQuilts at

You can even use the traditional square method & shake it up a bit. Peggy used a larger middle panel and framed it with the square blocks.  She also has an embroidered phrase to go along with the Honey Bee theme of her quilt. Really nice job of combining techniques in this quilt.

Some nice twists to this rag quilt by Peggy Ritter who sells her quilts in her easy shop called ArrivingAngels

Made by: Peggy Ritter at 

Hopefully you’ve been inspired to start a rag quilting project from all of these ideas! If you’ve never made a rag quilt before, check out my rag quilt tutorial.






Hi, I'm Robin, founder of The Designest, the place for tutorials, printables, and ideas to inspire you to create. A wife, mother, entrepreneur, and a true maker at heart. Most days you will find me in my studio listening to Spotify & making products for The Designest Shop.

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  1. Thanks so much for including my chevron rag quilt in your round up. All the quilts are just lovely! What an honor to be included among them.

  2. Thank you for including my Bee Happy quilt in your wonderful finds! I’m honored to be among such awesome talent..I love making rag quilts ❤

  3. I feel so honored to have been included in your rag quilt collection! My Flag Rag is the most popular quilt I’ve made so far, and I’m sure that the popularity is just going to increase after your blog post! Thank you!!


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