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    I want to make a quilt for my lovely boss for christmas...I have all the fabrics and a lovely matching fleece for the back. I'd like to do a quilt as you go so I can definitely get it done in time. I don't want to have strips on the fleece backing so I figured I'd attach the back pieces together after each piece is quilted and leave the strips for the front. My problem is I do not want a lot of sashing to "match" ( cuz i know it all won't) on the front. So then my thought was to quilt-as-i-go with either a) a muslin backing and then baste to the fleece as a top and and hand quilt--it would be a lot less handquilting than usual. OR b) i can nix the muslin and use a warm and natural batting or thin fleece and then baste as a quilt with a little handquilting.
    My main problem is deciding on a pattern that will allow me to split the lap quilt into 3 main pieces and not have weird sashing throwing it off. Anyone of you smarties have an idea as to a pattern I could use that wouldn't accentuate the sashing in the front??

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    hmmm, i made one with backing fabric for each square larger, then sewed two sqs together with the backing as the seam, then folded one blks backing over and over again onto one block. pinned. then folded the other backing over and over onto the other block. blanket stitched them down and continued adding blks this way until i had a row. then sewed rows together this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    hmmm, i made one with backing fabric for each square larger, then sewed two sqs together with the backing as the seam, then folded one blks backing over and over again onto one block. pinned. then folded the other backing over and over onto the other block. blanket stitched them down and continued adding blks this way until i had a row. then sewed rows together this way.
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    Are we talking here about a process more or less like the lovely
    Cathedral Window? Otherwise I'm kinda confused, but the end result is sure pretty. And it looks sturdy and should last many years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adyldrop
    I want to make a quilt for my lovely boss for christmas...I have all the fabrics and a lovely matching fleece for the back. I'd like to do a quilt as you go so I can definitely get it done in time. I don't want to have strips on the fleece backing so I figured I'd attach the back pieces together after each piece is quilted and leave the strips for the front. My problem is I do not want a lot of sashing to "match" ( cuz i know it all won't) on the front. So then my thought was to quilt-as-i-go with either a) a muslin backing and then baste to the fleece as a top and and hand quilt--it would be a lot less handquilting than usual. OR b) i can nix the muslin and use a warm and natural batting or thin fleece and then baste as a quilt with a little handquilting.
    My main problem is deciding on a pattern that will allow me to split the lap quilt into 3 main pieces and not have weird sashing throwing it off. Anyone of you smarties have an idea as to a pattern I could use that wouldn't accentuate the sashing in the front??
    I think you're making this a lot more complicated than it needs to be. If you're using fleece for the backing and not using a batting you should just make the top and then give it minimal quilting in the ditch on the block seam lines. If you did that you should have it done in plenty of time for Christmas.

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    Kaye Wood has a quilt as you go pattern and it has no sashing.

    http://www.kayewood.com/item/6_Hour_...E_Book/406/c54

    You can make it as big as you want. I have made several.

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    i want to use batting. I just don't want to have seams all along the fleece batting. Or seams running along the front that don't match up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by adyldrop
    i want to use batting. I just don't want to have seams all along the fleece batting. Or seams running along the front that don't match up...
    You may have to go with either or. Either use fleece and no batting or use batting and a regular cotton backing. If there are any seams in the fleece they'll be very bulky so you really want to leave it whole.

    Quilt as you go is done block by block as a rule. You might be able to do a quilt as you go if you make each block and then do a sort of quilt as you go in just the block seams and sew them to the fleece whole. But that still leaves out batting.

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    that's why i was thinking to do a block by block quilt as i go and then once i have a top done then baste that and hand quilt a bit to the fleece backing. That way i don't have to hand quilt every seam and it's more managable when I do quilt it to have it half-quilted so to speak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adyldrop
    that's why i was thinking to do a block by block quilt as i go and then once i have a top done then baste that and hand quilt a bit to the fleece backing. That way i don't have to hand quilt every seam and it's more managable when I do quilt it to have it half-quilted so to speak.
    Hand quilting fleece is going to be difficult at best. And time consuming too.

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    why do you want to use fleece. Appears to me that is just making the process more difficult with quilt as you go.

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