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Thread: Can I have a lesson on quilt as you go, no hand sewing?

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    Hello everyone, I am new to the Quilting Board and just finding my way around. I am a shocking quilter at the moment, no idea other than squares ... :oops: :oops:

    Looking around, I can see that there is a quilt as you go method and that has interested me. My thumbs do not allow me to do much hand sewing, so is it possible for quilt as you go to be done all by machine.

    I would so profoundly grateful for help with this please, as I dearly want to become a good quilter.

    Thank you in advance, and thank you for this wonderful forum, so uplifting and inspiring, lovely people.

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    It is almost 4pm in Australia, so I will be back a little later to see replies, but thank you again in advance, I am very grateful for all ideas.

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    Hi jayway -try doing a search on here for 'Fun and Done', I know we have discussed it a few times. I saved a tute on You Tube but I can't find it! :oops:

    Here's a link to show one method - http://www.quiltersshowcase.com/fun-...uilt-patterns/

    it requires a template but I seem to remember a discussion on here a while ago when someone (I think butterflywing?) came up with an alternative to having to buy one. I'll go see if I can find it.

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    Here's a link - it was butterflywing and if you have a read you should get the idea! http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/30/16894.page

    Have fun! :D

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    I have done several and they are quick and easy I will include a link to the one I had on the board my template pattern included in this link. Simple and quick!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/17329.page

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    Have you tried the "Fun and Done" method???? goggle it

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    Oh yes, most quilt as you go is done by machine. lots of help online for that. just type in the search bar quilt as you go. and machine quilting in sections too. I have three quilts waiting to be finished that i intend to do in sections. king size and i just cant' push them under my machine anymore when they are "whole". good luck. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    here is one site
    http://www.quiltingworks.com/cabin-f...iltasyougo.htm
    and another one
    http://www.secretsof.com/content/624

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    I think you could use a machine blanket stitch instead of hand stitching the sections together or on the sashing type strips. The only down side to machine sewing them, is that it has been mentioned it may make the quilt stiffer feeling and that makes it not want to drape as nicely. But that could depend on the method you end up choosing to use, also.

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    Fun and Done is the easiest method, no hand sewing. You cut the batting at 7 1/2 inches (same size as block) and the back at 9 1/2 inches.
    The back is what you fold to the front for your sashing. Bayside quilting has a video on how to do it.
    I will try to attach a photo of the one I made but I never know if HP will let me.
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    Hello everyone, thank you so very much for the information and the pictures, and I have watched the Bayside demonstration video also, as well as looked at all the sites, it makes it look so easy, I am going to give it a try.

    I can't piece yet without making it look cross eyed so to speak ... :mrgreen: so perhaps if I just start with some ordinary patterned fabric?

    Is it that the 'sashing' (oh heck, what is sashing?, the strips down the middle that have been folded?) ends up two inches wide between blocks then.

    Oh dear, I know I must sound a bit dense, most of this is new to me ... :shock: , but I am very willing and able to learn, and really appreciate very much everything I am told.

    I love the quilts you have shown me, and I will aspire to that and show you my progress if you are interested.

    Many thanks again.

    Back a little later to see replies.

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