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Thread: Has anyone used the fun and done method of quilting as you go?

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    Junior Member Quilting G's Avatar
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    I am thinking of using this method with my machine quilting samples. I am trying to learn. Anyway I thought I could combine the 20' blocks into a quilt for my bed. It can go between the sheet and bedspread if I don't like it.

    Anyway my question is how sturdy would the quilt be with the only thing holding the quilt together is a single row of stiches?

    Everyone here is so helpful...

    Happy Quilting!
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    I took a class in the Fun and Done. It's not a fast way to make a quilt at all but you have a completed quilt when you finish the blocks. Having the two piece ruler for it makes it much easier. The quilt is very sturdy done this way. There is a video on how to do the Fun and Done here:



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

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    I'm not sure what you mean by the single row of stitches. Would you explain please?

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    With the quilt "fun and done" method, there is not fabric connecting the blocks. You cut and quilt your block sandwich with the backing 2 inches larger then the block and batting (Block and Batting are the same size).
    Two of these sandwiches are sewn together back to back, the seam allowance is on the front and forms a sash around the block by folding it in half and top stitching. With a quilt you have the batting and backing reinforcing the pieced block so they are less likely to pull apart. I was just wondering if it would hold up to daily use on a bed.

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    they hold up just fine. you don't need that tool to make them, either.

    cut a batting square. cut a backing square 2" bigger. use the first inch of any ruler to line up the batting on 2 sides and voila! it's centered.

    also, although sturdiness isn't really a problem, if it worries you anyway, just topstitch an extra strip of sashing between the blocks.

    zip ... zip ... zip ... yooze done. :wink:

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    Bellaboo,

    Thanks for the link to the tutorial. Years ago when I worked for a Bernina dealer they sent us to a company class where we did a similar method using prequilted fabric on a serger. I made a quilted pillow with a zipper in the back and a ruggle all constructed on the serger.

    A nice thing about the Quilt and done technique is that only the top stitching stitches show on the front and it is a good way to use up batting scraps. I think I will try it on my next Linus quilt probably this week.

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    Thanks for you replies. I viewed a tutorial video about machine quilting and the instructor said to practice on 20 inch sandwiches and I will need several and thought this would be a good way of using them to make a quilt. I just have this fear of a thread breaking and it just unraveling. I just canít stand the thought of not doing something with them.

    Now all I have to do is find some cheap, cheap fabric. I think I am going to use flannel for the batting so they will be extra warm and heavy.

    Here is to filling up quilts with love and stitches.

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    I have wanted to try this. I need to finish my UFOs first. This may take a while.

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    Thank you for posting this! I understand this perfectly and am going to give it a whirl sometime. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    they hold up just fine. you don't need that tool to make them, either.

    cut a batting square. cut a backing square 2" bigger. use the first inch of any ruler to line up the batting on 2 sides and voila! it's centered.

    also, although sturdiness isn't really a problem, if it worries you anyway, just topstitch an extra strip of sashing between the blocks.

    zip ... zip ... zip ... yooze done. :wink:
    could you just put together all the back squares and then place all the batts and front pieces afterwards, and continue from there? wouldn't that be a time-saver?

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