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  1. Quilt as You Go (QAYG)

    by , 07-27-2014 at 08:23 PM
    Hi there. There are so many different methods for QAYG - I used one method in this quilt but as I wanted to machine stitch it (rather than hand sew) this proved to be really challenging lining up not just each block horizontally and vertically but (what you can't see) is that I had cornerstones where each block met. So challenging! Some u tube video tutorials suggest making a rig so you can ensure really accurate seams (together with glue) to help with accuracy. But most just use handsewing. ...
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  2. Machine sewing binding

    by , 07-27-2014 at 09:31 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by patper View Post
    Just discovered an amazing way to do it, from Nancy's Notions serger techniques book. First, trim the edge of the quilt layers to even things up, then use fusible thread in the lower looper, and sew the binding to the edge of the quilt, raw edges together, binding on the top. When you fold the binding over to the other side, gently iron it down on that side of the quilt. Voila! No pins, no basting, and best of all, no moving! I attach all this with the back of the quilt up, then fold to the front
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