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Thread: Finishing a "Quilt As You Go"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS View Post
    So bizarre, my pictures seem to keep disappearing:
    Here they are again:
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    I love how you did the back in all different fabrics! It's like two quilts in one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS View Post
    You connect the borders exactly the same way you connect one block to another - it's just a longer rectangle-shaped block.

    I would suggest attaching the sides first, then the top and bottom.
    Good advice. I just made 2 QAYG baby quilts and that is exactly how I did the borders.
    When you sleep under a quilt, you sleep under a blanket of love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlienQuilter View Post
    I love how you did the back in all different fabrics! It's like two quilts in one.
    It's a fabulous method to use when making group quilts.
    The quilting is already done when the blocks are handed in.
    And, in the case above and below, I requested B&W backings on the block as I knew they were a staple/favorite in all the participants' stashes.
    Made my life a LOT easier.

    Here's another QAYG one we did as a group (link to earlier post - ignore the verbiage and scroll down)
    This time though I decided not to do a grid pattern - B&W on the back of the blocks again!
    How many different QAYG methods are there?

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    yes, please join us as the QAYG challenge group. We're having a great time and learning so much. Jenniky is a great instructor. I've been doing this method for several years now and have learned so much from her on different techniques.
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    there are several techniques to accomplishing the end goal of borders on qayg...i personally design my quilts to include borders into my blocks before putting my rows together with sashing strips. i always use a slightly larger backing block and batting block when quilting then trim down/square up before doing sashings. if you plan out your design and patterns on graph paper before making first cut of fabric and first stitch then you will know exactly where the blocks with borders go and also have a quick reference guide when finally putting it all together.

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    I made a quilt using the book "Quilting On The Go" by Caroyln Forster, which uses a method of pieced frames around the blocks that merge each block together. It's a beautiful book and I liked it so much I wrote a review there (Jill K)

    http://www.amazon.com/Quilting-go-Ca...pr_product_top

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    I also make my backing pieces at least 2 inches larger on all sides than the front/batting. Cut the excess down to 1 inch wider than the front/batting. Turn under the excess and hand stitch closed. I also make my batting extend out to the width of my sashing so it is there when I place my sashing panels in place.

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