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Thread: Quilt On The Go vs. Traditional

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    Quilt On The Go vs. Traditional

    I just recently finished a “quilt-on-the-go” and want to highly recommend the book that I used, Quilting-On-The-Go by Carolyn Forster, and I also wrote a review for it on Amazon (Jill K) that describes this different method using frames to blend the blocks together rather than sashing to separate them http://www.amazon.com/Quilting-----g...ting+on+the+go Before I started that quilt, I made two very simple small quilt tops using fabric I saved from about 20-30 years ago that I had used to make dresses and doll clothes for my daughters, and just some interesting prints I don’t know why I bought back then. But I decided I wanted to try to make a quilt, so started cutting 2 1/2” squares and sewing them together and ended up with two (ugly) quilt tops, and wasn’t sure how to continue, when I got this book and took out all the old scraps again because I thought I found an easier way to make a quilt. I picked a very easy pattern and I finished hand piecing all the blocks (I made 30 blocks so it would be king size) when I decided to participate in an online BOM mystery quilt My first mystery quilt saved by Prep Tool so I quickly pinned all the batting and backings on the quilt on the go blocks and every time I finished work on the BOM I would have another block handy to quilt. Well, the quilt-on-the-go is finished, all hand pieced and hand quilted and king size and it felt like it didn’t take any time at all, and the BOM is another quilt top folded and put away until I work up the courage to put it together and quilt it.

    I only took one picture of the process, which shows using Pinmoors to hold the batting together so it wouldn’t slip apart, and I slid a very thin ruler under the area I was stitching together so my needle wouldn’t catch the quilt top. I also did that for the backing. I actually completed the two halves, and then put it together down the center. My quilt police also gave this quilt his seat of approval for being fun and easy and finished!
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    your quilt police is quite adorable, and your quilt is very lovely. I had a hard time reading your post. you have something valuable to say, but it is a very hard read. Thank you for sharing.
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    I love quilt as you go methods. From the photo, it looks like the old Georgia Bonesteel lap quilting method from the 80's.
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    Maybe I can explain it better by saying that the quilt on the go blocks were all pieced, and I decided to go ahead and start an online BOM quilt instead of finishing the quilt. So I prepared all the batting and backing for each of the blocks and every month that I finished the BOM blocks, I took out the quilt on the go blocks and worked on them while I waited for the next set of blocks to be released online. The quilt on the go quilt felt like it went together so easy, and the BOM quilt top is finished but quilting it looks much more difficult than handling a block at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    I love quilt as you go methods. From the photo, it looks like the old Georgia Bonesteel lap quilting method from the 80's.
    I just ordered Georgia's 1999 book "Lap Quilting Lives!!" at a great price from Amazon.Kitty123, your quilt is beautiful. So is your quilt police!!
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    I love your quilt, the colors are so cheerful with the white background. I love your quilt inspector too. What a cutie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nygal View Post
    I just ordered Georgia's 1999 book "Lap Quilting Lives!!" at a great price from Amazon.Kitty123, your quilt is beautiful. So is your quilt police!!
    If you go to Abebooks.org you can find tons of books at really discounted prices in most cases. The older the book the cheaper you can get it.

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    I was in Paducah and Martin Michell was in her booth when I arrived. I asked her if she gave seminars about quilt as you go. She pointed to her book and she she thought she had it covered pretty good in her book but now she has came upon a new idea. She showed me and two other women how she now irons her batting together without the strips she formerly used. It was very interesting and I bought the iron on tape for batting. She also sold much wider tape for quilters who want to quilt in parts. She suggest you cut your batting in a wavy line and then iron it together. Sounds like you have a method also and your quilt is lovely.

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