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    Need help - quilt as you go

    I am taking the craftsy free block of the month class. I have been trying to decide how to quilt it. Each block is so different. Some have a lot of negative space. I normally machine quilt on my domestic sewing machine with a meandering design. Due to the vastly different blocks and negative space I thought I would quilt each block based on its design. I know trying this after it is sewn together as one big piece will be a nightmare, so I was thinking about quilt as you go, but I don't know how to do this.

    For those that have done the qayg method can you please share your tips. I have found one or two posts but it is still confusing to me. I understand you batt and back one square and then quilt it. My confusion comes on how to put the blocks together once they are all quilted.

    Thanks in advance for any links or tips, tricks you can share with me.

    Lauri

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    I'm not real good at explaining. I did a search on you tube and found these videos. If one picture is worth a thousand words what is a video worth:
    http://www.youtube.com/results?searc....1.7bkqli87px8

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    Georgia Bonested has written and ILLUSTRATED a book "Lap Quilting" that gives detailed instructions and very good pictures. You might want to see if your library has a copy.

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    I do only QAYG and this link helped me a lot
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-115627-1.htm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by molly oldham View Post
    I do only QAYG and this link helped me a lot
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-115627-1.htm.
    thanks for posting this link... i'd forgotten that it is here.
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    I did the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt last year--112 blocks and I did them QAYG. I put a block on a piece of batting and quilted each individual block; then added the sashing and sewed the blocks together. I added the backing in one large section then just quilted in the sashing (from the front) to attach the backing to the quilt top. From the front each block is individually quilted. From the back there is just grid-style quilting visible. Does this explanation make sense LOL? I figured no one sees the back that often so a plain back was okay with me.
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    There are many QAYG methods, not just one. The two that I like are the Georgia Bonseteel method (you can get one of her books on Amazon for $0.01 + shipping) and the sashing method that Molly posted. Sometimes you feel like a sash, sometimes you don't! And finally Marti Michell has a book "Machine Quilting in Sections" that is helpful.
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    http://www.thequiltingedge.com/p/tutorials.html
    Several methods to QAYG here with clear pictures how-to

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN View Post
    I did the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt last year--112 blocks and I did them QAYG. I put a block on a piece of batting and quilted each individual block; then added the sashing and sewed the blocks together. I added the backing in one large section then just quilted in the sashing (from the front) to attach the backing to the quilt top. From the front each block is individually quilted. From the back there is just grid-style quilting visible. Does this explanation make sense LOL? I figured no one sees the back that often so a plain back was okay with me.
    This sounds a great way to do it. I need to remember this and try it sometime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN View Post
    I did the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt last year--112 blocks and I did them QAYG. I put a block on a piece of batting and quilted each individual block; then added the sashing and sewed the blocks together. I added the backing in one large section then just quilted in the sashing (from the front) to attach the backing to the quilt top. From the front each block is individually quilted. From the back there is just grid-style quilting visible. Does this explanation make sense LOL? I figured no one sees the back that often so a plain back
    was okay with me.
    Sounds like a great idea, but does the batting slide smoothly when quilting the individual blocks or did I misunderstand what you did?
    Molly O

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