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Thread: Quilt as you go questions

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    Quilt as you go questions

    I have become interested in the quilt as you go method and have been watching alot of You Tube videos on it. My question is do you need to by specific quilt as you go patterns or are there ways that you can modify patterns that you already own. I mainly make table runners and baby quilts and was hoping I can use all the patterns that I already have.

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    Mindy

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    Many pattern can be used as a QAYG - you just have to think it out on paper first on how to sew it together - and where to draw your lines - you draw the pattern onto the batting - that is my way. If it is a simple square with sashing around it then you don't really need lines. This method is ideal for a table runner or place mats because you usually don't have to sew squares together when making them.

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    THere are several techniques that you can use for QAYG. Here are a few from this board:

    Quilt as You Go: Log Cabin
    How To Quilt As You Go using a whole backing and sections of the top instead of blocks

    This next one is for a flip and fold string quilt block. You can just sandwich and quilt your individual blocks then use her technique to join the blocks together:
    Ditter's string quilt


    Marti Michell also has an excellent book:
    http://www.amazon.com/Marti-Michell-...ng+in+sections
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    Most QAYG quilts have sashing between the quilted blocks for easier assembly. If your patterns can be constructed in units, then you can do them QAYG.

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    A while ago I saw a method where the young lady made her block, backed it with batting the exact size of the block, quilted it, then sewed the blocks together without the backing, pressed the seams open THEN she added the backing and stitched in the ditch around the blocks to hold the backing on. I thought that was clever although I haven't tried it yet...
    Bernie

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    I always recommend the Marti Michell book. It's not the same as QAYG, but it has lots of different ways to quilt in sections. Marti's methods don't require that you buy special patterns, and you can usually do most of the piecing just as you would normally.

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    Fun and Done is another method I found easy and enjoyed. You can google that and I did watch a YouTube video on it. It really could be adapted to almost any quilt pattern.

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    Fun and Done have a variety of patterns to choose from. The best part is that if you decide you aren't enjoying QAYG, you can make a smaller project.

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