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    Lightbulb easy quilt as you go project

    Help, my guild will be having a weekend retreat later this month and I volunteered to teach a quilt as you go project for one of the sessions. The project I was going to use came out OK, but proved to be a huge pain in the..... So I need to find something else to teach, any suggestions?????
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    What about a table runner? You could do three simple blocks and then join them.

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    What about Terry Atkinson's Zippy Strippy bag pattern. It has 3 different sizes of bags to make. I made the medium size. For each side of the bag--it takes 5 strips that you lay vertical on the batting and backing and quilt as you go and then you lay another long strip horizontally across the top of them and quilt as you go that strip and then put int he zipper (which is very easy) and then sew the seams. You can use this same concept of quilt as you go to make any size bag--even a tote bag--by just starting with a larger peice og backing and batting and then cutting lager peices of strips. I actually made a tot pattern that was by "This and That" (I think it was called "mom and me" and that was also a quilt as you go pattern. I would recommend the "Zippy Strippy" pattern. It is very quick and easy. I had never made them and quickly made 6 of them a few days before XMas to use for gifts. The medium size one is similar to the size of a cosmetic bag. I gave them to my daughters and nieces and they loved them.

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    How about using bayside's Fun and done method?

    https://www.baysidequilting.com/stor...idCategory=284

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    http://www.kayewood.com/item/6_Hour_Quilt_Book/214

    this quilt begins with a 6 x 18" pc in the center, 2 fabrics, 1 pc batting...you build the sandwich in the center and then the next strip is the same, put on with right sides together both back and front and the batting on the bottom...2 layers of everything, 2 fronts, 2 backs 2 batts.... when you sew the side seam, the top flips to the right, the back flips up from the bottom to the right and the batt from the bottom comes with it... then you go round and round like a log cabin and each time, the sandwich is laid on the same way, stacked up so that when you unstack it...all seams are inside and nothing is more than 6" wide so your quilting is done as you sew...

    it's called the 6 hr quilt and the first one may take that long, but i do my 42 x 54" version in 4 hours and the binding is done...

    i cut any scraps big enough to be one of these pcs, 6 x 18 (10), 6 x 30 (8), 6 x 42 (8)... when i have enough of each size i do a quilt...you would be cutting all of them that day so that would take a bit more time... each pair of sizes needs 1 pc of batt the same size... so 5, 4 and 4... scrap is great for this...

    the pattern is only 5.95 which is a real bargain if you can't figure it out and they are done many times for donor quilts by one person or a team...these are frequently done at quilt shows with anyone stopping into the sewing room, and cutting, seaming, sandwiching together for the seamers, and binding... people just pick up a step and do it for awhile and at the end of the show, they donate all the finished quilts to a linus or other local group...

    the pic on the book can be blown up and it is pretty easy to see.... but it is fast, reversible and done ....
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    There is a tutorial - Ditter's, I think for a QAYG strip quilt. Wouldn't three blocks make a table runner? That'd give your students the chance to finish something useful and the skills to go bigger on their own.

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    Kaye Woods has a video on that site also that teaches the 6 hour quilt it is a good video.
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    if you can get your hands on a copy of McCall's Quilter's how to workshop mag. Autumn 2011, there is a really easy one, I've made 5 so far and have 3 more in my head, I made it two sided so it took a little more time but you can crank them out fast and the size of 45x60 they aren't too hard to handle in the machine. Great for scraps too. Fabricbug

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    Likes aborning's idea. If not a purse how about a shopping bag as they are all the rage now. Use up scraps, qayg and can be done when class is over and not another ufo.

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