quilt as you go
Does anyone know of a good book for quilting as you go with lots of pictures and step by step instructions. I have watched some youtube video but computer in the kitchen and sewing room to far to run back and forth. I need all that youtube stuff in a book. Been making string quilts and think that would be a good quilt as you go project since the blocks are all uniform size. I will pay just about anything for a book that will help me.
Evelyn in Sequim WA
I think "Awash With Color" by Judy Turner is the best one out there.
(there was on sale her on the board this morning but someone, smartly, snatched it up.)
Grab one of the used ones. Pretty cheap.
It had been oop for a few years and then they reprinted it again.
There is also Reversible Quilts by Sharon Pederson.
Slightly different method.
Leah Day has a tute on qayg here: http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.c...ed-pieces.html It has pictures and explanations and I just printed it out and put it beside me as I worked.
That was what I did when I couldn't figure out how to connect the pieces!
Originally Posted by virtualbernie
I'm assuming you are wanting to quilt each block as you go and then sew them together. Georgia Bonesteed has a book entitled "Lap Quilting" with very good instructions and pictures. I tried it and it's very easy to follow her instructions.
Marti Michelle has a good one . It's Quilting in Sections. Go to her web site or you can find it at Amazon.
Fun and Done is a method that I like and it is easy. They have a You Tube video if you google it.
Also did a Fun and Done. One thing to note about QAYG they are stiffer than a regular quilt.
For those who did the fun and done technique, did you buy the template? I made one once a few years back and wasn't pleased with it, I think it's because I don't sew a straight line on long seams
Yes I have the templates but all you need is a 7 1/2 and a 9 1/2 inch square. The backing folds to the front of the square to form a sashing and connect the blocks. Sewing the backings togather close to the finished blocks is tricky.