How to make a rag quilt

The ideal fabrics for rag quilts are woven cotton and flannel. You should typically select woven cotton prints for the top layer with complementary flannel colors making up the middle and back layers. Flannel is not only soft and cozy, but it also frays well. Sew the stacks together using a 1/2″ seam allowance, making sure to use a walking foot if your sewing machine has one. You’ll be left with an exposed seam that will fray over time, creating the unique look of a rag quilt.

Fact

Only 5% of the universe is visible from Earth.

68% of the universe is dark energy and 27% is dark matter. Both of these are invisible, even with a telescope, which means we are only able to see 5% of the universe.

Myth

Toilet flushes spin a different direction in the Southern Hemisphere.

Both directions can be found in both hemispheres. There is some science behind this myth, but it doesn’t really apply to toilet flushes. Typically, this myth calls upon the┬áCoriolis Effect, where flow patterns are effected by the earth’s rotation. That helps explains things like the Gulf Stream, or hurricanes, but toilet flushes and even tornados are too small to be influenced directly by the Coriolis Effect. Instead, the direction of spiral is a product of other features such as the design of the toilet, the plumbing, and water pressure.