Rag Quilt Fabric Requirements

Are you planning on making a rag quilt but not sure how much fabric you need? We've got you covered! Here's a general guide on how many yards of fabric you'll need for each size of quilt.


Crib Size Quilt:


 For a crib size quilt, you'll need 2 yards of cotton for the top and 2 yards of flannel for the back. This will give you enough fabric to make a quilt that's approximately 36 inches by 52 inches. This size is perfect for a baby or toddler to snuggle up with.

Mini Quilt:


 If you're making a mini quilt, you'll only need 1.5 yards of fabric. This will give you enough fabric to make a quilt that's approximately 30 inches by 40 inches. This size is great for wall hangings or for a small lap quilt.

Baby Quilt:


 For a baby quilt, you'll need 1.25 yards of fabric. This will give you enough fabric to make a quilt that's approximately 30 inches by 30 inches. This size is perfect for a baby to use as a play mat or to snuggle up with.

Twin Size Quilt:


If you're making a twin size rag quilt, you'll need 7 yards of fabric. This will give you enough fabric to make a quilt that's approximately 70 inches by 90 inches. This size is great for a child's bed or for a smaller adult bed.

Of course, these fabric requirements are just a general guide. Depending on the pattern you choose and the size of your blocks, you may need more or less fabric. Always double-check your measurements and calculations before making your final fabric purchases.

In conclusion, knowing how much fabric you need for each size of quilt can help you plan and budget for your next rag quilt project. Whether you're making a small mini quilt or a larger twin size quilt, we hope this guide has been helpful. Happy quilting!

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Memorizing President Russell M Nelson’s Joy Quote


I’ve been working on memorizing while I run in the mornings. It keeps mg kind occupied so I don’t get bored. As I add to my memorizing stack, I’ll share with you what I’ve got.

For all of the memorizing quotes I have added so far to A Vision to Remember click HERE, including The Restoration, The living Christ, Family Proclamation, and many Book of Mormon, New Testament, and conference quotes.

Todays quote is from president Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
It says

the joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives.

When the focus of our lives is on God’s plan of salvation, which President Thomas S. Monson just taught us, and Jesus Christ and His gospel, we can feel joy regardless of what is happening —or not happening —in our lives. Joy comes from and because of Him. He is the source of all joy.

Russel m Nelson
Here is the memorizing (copy and paste it or select this part and print). You can also just come back to this post as you need if you’re using a device to memorize 

the joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives.

When the focus of our lives is on God’s plan of salvation, which President Thomas S. Monson just taught us, and Jesus Christ and His gospel, we can feel joy regardless of what is happening —or not happening —in our lives. Joy comes from and because of Him. He is the source of all joy.

Russel m Nelson 

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W t f o o l i o G p o s, w P T. M j t u, a J C a H g, w c f j r o w i h —o n h —i o l. J c f a b o H. H i t s o a j. 

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How to Memorize the First Vision

I’ve been working on memorizing as I run on the treadmill to keep my mind occupied. Today I’m sharing the way I’m memorizing The First Vision. Make sure to check out all of the inspirational memorizing tips here on my blog


 It makes it so much easier when I don’t think about what I’m doing

I first work on removing some of the words

Then I remove all words and leave only the first letter. This is as far as I’ve gotten, because I need to read to occupy my mind

So here you go:


 Make sure to check out all of the inspirational quotes and documents that I am working on memorizing. Most are religious and from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 

Memorizing the First vision

In accordance with this, my determination to ask of God, I retired to the woods to make the attempt. It was on the morning of a beautiful, clear day, early in the spring of eighteen hundred and twenty. It was the first time in my life that I had made such an attempt, for amidst all my anxieties I had never as yet made the attempt to pray vocally.

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After I had retired to the place where I had previously designed to go, having looked around me, and finding myself alone, I kneeled down and began to offer up the desires of my heart to God. I had scarcely done so, when immediately I was seized upon by some power which entirely overcame me, and had such an astonishing influence over me as to bind my tongue so that I could not speak. Thick darkness gathered around me, and it seemed to me for a time as if I were doomed to sudden destruction.

After I h r to the p w I had p d to g, h l a me, and f m a, I k d and b to o up the d of my h to G. I had s d so, when i I was s u by some p which e o me, and had s an a i over me as to b my t so that I c n s. T d g a me, and it s to me for a t as if I were d to s d.

But, exerting all my powers to call upon God to deliver me out of the power of this enemy which had seized upon me, and at the very moment when I was ready to sink into despair and abandon myself to destruction—not to an imaginary ruin, but to the power of some actual being from the unseen world, who had such marvelous power as I had never before felt in any being —just at this moment of great alarm, I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me.

B, e all my p to c upon G to d me out of the p of this e which had s u me, and at the v m when I was r to s into d and a m to d—not to an i r, b to the p of s a b f the u w, who had such m p as I had n b f in any b —just at this m of g a, I s a p of l e o my h, a the b of the s, which d g u it f u m

It no sooner appeared than I found myself delivered from the enemy which held me bound. When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—“This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!”

It no s a than I f m d from the e w h me b. W the l r u me I s t P, whose b and g d all d, s a me in the a. O of t s unto me, c me by n and s, p to the o—“T is M B S. H H!”

My object in going to inquire of the Lord was to know which of all the sects was right, that I might know which to join. No sooner, therefore, did I get possession of myself, so as to be able to speak, than I asked the Personages who stood above me in the light, which of all the sects was right (for at this time it had never entered into my heart that all were wrong)—and which I should join.

My o in g to i of the L was to k w of all the s was r, that I m know w to j. No s, t, did I get p of m, so as to be a to s, than I a the P who s a me in the l, w of all the s was r (for at this time it had n e into my h that all w w)—and which I s j.

I was answered that I must join none of them, for they were all wrong; and the Personage who addressed me said that all their creeds were an abomination in his sight; that those professors were all corrupt; that: “they draw near to me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, they teach for doctrines the commandments of men, having a form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof.”

I was a that I must j n of t, for they w all w; and the P who a me said t all their c were an a in his s; that those p were all c; that: “they d n to me with t l, but their h are f me, they t for d the c of m, h a form of g, but they deny the p t.”

He again forbade me to join with any of them; and many other things did he say unto me, which I cannot write at this time. When I came to myself again, I found myself lying on my back, looking up into heaven. When the light had departed, I had no strength; but soon recovering in some degree, I went home.

He again f me to j with a of t; and many o t did he s unto me, which I c w at this t. When I c to m a, I f m l on my b, l up into h. W the l had d, I h no s; but soon r in s d, I w h.

I a w t, m d t a o G, I r t t w t m t a. I w o t m o a b, c d, e i t s o e h a t. I w t f t i m l t I h m s a a, f a a m a I h n a y m t a t p v.

A I h r t t p w I h p d t g, h l a m, a f m a, I k d a b t o u t d o m h t G. I h s d s, w i I w s u b s p w e o m, a h s a a i o m a t b m t s t I c n s. T d g a m, a i s t m f a t a i I w d t s d.

B, e a m p t c u G t d m o o t p o t e w h s u m, a a t v m w I w r t s i d a a m t d—n t a i r, b t t p o s a b f t u w, w h s m p a I h n b f i a b —j a t m o g a, I s a p o l e o m h, a t b o t s, w d g u i f u m

I n s a t I f m d f t e w h m b. W t l r u m I s t P, w b a g d a d, s a m i t a. O o t s u m, c m b n a s, p t t o—“T i M B S. H H!”

M o i g t i o t L w t k w o a t s w r, t I m k w t j. N s, t, d I g p o m, s a t b a t s, t I a t P w s a m i t l, w o a t s w r (f a t t i h n e i m h t a w w)—a w I s j.


I w a t I m j n o t, f t w a w; a t P w a m s t a t c w a a i h s; t t p w a c; t: “t d n t m w t l, b t h a f m, t t f d t c o m, h a f o g, b t d t p t.”

H a f m t j w a o t; a m o t d h s u m, w I c w a t t. W I c t m a, I f m l o m b, l u i h. W t l h d, I h n s; b s r i s d, I w h.

Just copy and paste to a word document or select the words you want printed and print the selection 


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Glowforge Pro Vs Aeon Mira for Laser Cutting

The summer of 2020 found us busy with our handmade business, possibly the busiest we have ever been in the 12 years of operation. 

We were working long hours

We were busting our bums

It was awesome.

But it was kinda boring.

It was the same everyday

It was amazing and we felt so blessed

But I was getting bored with the same ol same ol

Maybe it was all the time spent at home (which I loved)

Maybe it was the time not spent running around and feeling like I had time to spare.

Whatever it was I talked my husband into looking into buying 2 different things

For the sake of this blog post, I will only talk about 1 of the 2 new things

You already know exactly what it was that I talked him into...

But for those that didn't read the title

I talked him into buying a laser

Not any laser, but a Glowforge.

We talked, and debated, and talked some more

and landed on the Pro

Here is why we chose the Glowforge Pro as our first Laser Cutting Machine

  • It is a plug and play (or pretty close to that) - we plugged it in, my husband created a window attachment out of 1x8" board with a dryer attachment, and we started on our first cut.
  • The online program is really intuitive to use - it was seriously as easy as typing in tractor, and telling it to cut to create this large tractor cutout for our son

  • The Glowforge Pro came with a sample pack that we were able to get cutting as soon as we plugged it in.
  • Lasering was a completely new form of creating from what I was used to. I didn't want to be struggling with a machine while struggling with building a new business line
  • Glowforge website (I pay for the monthly subscription) has a ton of graphics, tons of different ready to cut files, and was freakishly easy to get started with.
  • The Glowforge has slowed down considerably with a lot of use. I am pretty sure we have worn it out. Or it needs a better cleaning than I am able to do. 


I am so glad we started with the Glowforge. I was able to pay it off in a matter of a few months. My friend asked me to make one thing for her, and that one thing ended up paying for my machine after making 6,000 of them for customers over the course of the Christmas season that year. 

I was able to slowly learn how to create with a laser machine while not having a large barrier to entry in logistics of running the machine. 

Looking back, I would do the exact same thing. I wouldn't change a thing

Now what? 

We outgrew the Glowforge after only a couple months. We were facing growing pains. The Glowforge is lovingly called the Slowforge in our home. It was too slow and it was frustrating when we had begun to rely on it for consistent sales and cuts. 

Our solutions?

The Aeon Mira 9 to the Rescue!

W adore our Mira 9. Let me just list a few of the ways

  • It is lightening speed fast compared to the Glowforge. 
  • It has more consistent cuts. We used to do a lot of hand cutting with an utility knife
  • With a compressor, we have very little laser burn. No more masking!
  • There are several 1/4 inch material (we mostly cut with 1/4 inch) that the Glowforge just didn't like. 
  • Customer support from Aeon has been amazing. 
  • Engraving tumblers and metal insulated waterbottles has been so much fun
  • Lightburn is easy to use, and even though it isn't as robust as Inkscape it definitely has its place in our designing


Though we would never change the way our journey started, we also would never change the second machine we purchased. In fact, even though we still have our slowforge ready to be used as 2nd, we plan to upgrade it to either a mira 5 or mira7 in the near future (in time for Christmas orders hopefully).

We often share videos on youtube of our sewing projects, but also of the lasers working their magic. Make sure to subscribe to our channel so you don't miss the updates. *Channel is AVISIONTOREMEMBER just like here.

Want to check out a beautiful project we created using our Mira? Check out this beautiful Mother's Day Sign.



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Memorizing Scriptures: Doctrine and Covenants 76

One of our goals the last couple years is to memorize important scriptures and quote. I’m going to start sharing them in hopes that it might help someone else with their goals and to keep them organized for me

The memorizing sheets include the entire scriptures, some words left out with the first letter remaining, and then the first letter remaining for each word. 

This scripture is from Doctrine and Covenants 76:40-42 and talks about the gospel and the purpose of it. Christ Died for our sins so that we can be saved. So grateful for this knowledge. 

The Doctrine and Covenants is a book of scripture for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was compiled by Joseph Smith and is revelations and commandments given to Joseph Smith from our Savior, Jesus Christ.

40 And this is the agospel, the glad btidings, which the voice out of the heavens bore record unto us—

41 That he acame into the world, even Jesus, to be bcrucified for the world, and to cbear the sins of the dworld, and to esanctify the world, and to fcleanse it from all unrighteousness;

42 That through him all might be asaved whom the Father had put into his bpower and made by him;


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