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Thread: Newbie trying to understand quilt as you go

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    Junior Member Elizabeth-Liz's Avatar
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    Sorry if this has been answered before. I have checked the forum and printed off alot of material to read and I think I do understand how to quilt as you go with the sashing and I have watched the fun and done method and I understand that. But here is the stupid question can you use any quilt block you want to, or do you have to use specific ones? I need to learn this method until my brother remodels my one car garage into a craft room for me, cause I am getting very frustrated finding a large enough area to put my quilt sandwich together at.

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    No special patterns - Georgia Bonesteel probably wrote twenty books on the subject, originally called lap quilting.

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    Okay, for those of us less advanced, what is "quilt as you go" and what is "fun and done?"

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    Any block with do. And, you do not have to use sashing. Here is a pic of a pinwheel that I did with no sashing just to give you an idea.

    [IMG]http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s...9/100_0496.jpg[/IMG]

    Lynette

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    Junior Member Elizabeth-Liz's Avatar
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    Is this done more like the fun and done or does it have a larger backing to sew the pieces together? I will have to read more on the larger backing. I think I understand but not sure yet. Beautiful quilt by the way.

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    Lynette, that is beautiful.

    I have not done a quilt as you go, but would like to learn. I'll check out some of those books that were mentioned.

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    the new Quilters Newletters Magazine has an article that detaisl 3 different methods of quilt as you go based on the design. if you can get your hands on a copy its a good one to have handy.

    i picked it up at barnes and noble

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    I would not do anything with points that could be lost.
    Ive done one Fun and Done quilt and liked being able to use up batting scraps. Thanks for the link on no sashing.
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    I have never quilted anyway but a block at a time. I've never had a problem with corners and have used many different patterns, both setting with sashings and alternating plain with pieced blocks. I have also done this with blocks set on the diagonal, using sashings and corner blocks.

    If you will PM me, I will give you a detailed description of how I do it. Not the only way, and probably not the best way, but it works for me. I'm working now on a king-sized quilt for my daughter. She bought all the materials, and she is quilting some of the blocks - after I showed her how o do it.

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    Sure. I just want to be sure that everybody knows I didn't get this from a publication. I figured it out for myself years ago and it works for me. I just came across a block I've been working on. Let me gather my thoughts and I'll try to put it into writing in the proper order.

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