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Thread: Finishing a "Quilt As You Go"

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    Finishing a "Quilt As You Go"

    I am making my first quilt as you go. I have the blocks made & quilted. I think I understand how to attach the blocks together. My question is how do you add the borders of the quilt. I have looked on the internet and they all seem to only show how to connect two blocks. Can anyone explain or give me a site that shows how to all borders.
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    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.
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    Here's a group quilt my friends and I did as a present for a bee member about 10(?) years ago.
    I hadn't yet sewn down all the sashing on the back, but it should give you an idea of how it was all attached.

    Because I used cornerstones, I had to attach those first to each end of the top and bottom longer center border piece (you see those short sashings are sewn down), and then attach those borders to the quilt.

    I chose to use one fabric on the border, but originally it was a piano key border....it was way too busy looking so I ditched them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by appliquequiltdesigns View Post
    I am making my first quilt as you go. I have the blocks made & quilted. I think I understand how to attach the blocks together. My question is how do you add the borders of the quilt. I have looked on the internet and they all seem to only show how to connect two blocks. Can anyone explain or give me a site that shows how to all borders.
    This is the one I use. Hope it works for you

    http://www.thequiltingedge.com/2011/...g-borders.html
    Molly O

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    I'm working on trying to attach the squares, and the sashing wasn't lining up, so I used the ripper.Think I will wait, and try again when my attitude changes. I have four quilts that are ready to be put together, and the thought of things not working is very disenchanting..

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    Adding borders to a Q as you go is a pain as far as I am concerned. Bassically you have to make another "block" front, batting, back - quilt it and add it the same way you attach your individual blocks together. then therw is the question of sashing on the back to cover up the seams. QAYG is a lot of work but then again if you don't do your own quilting it is a lot less expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by appliquequiltdesigns View Post
    I am making my first quilt as you go. I have the blocks made & quilted. I think I understand how to attach the blocks together. My question is how do you add the borders of the quilt. I have looked on the internet and they all seem to only show how to connect two blocks. Can anyone explain or give me a site that shows how to all borders.
    Have you noticed this thread? Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge They are walking through QAYG techniques. Lots to learn there.

    Linda

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    For me the other method for making blocks works best. It is where you cut the backing larger than the batting and top so you fold the backing to the front to connect. Easier than attaching the sashing later. Never made a border so cant answer that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by molly oldham View Post
    This is the one I use. Hope it works for you

    http://www.thequiltingedge.com/2011/...g-borders.html
    I just finished a quilt using this method.

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