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Thread: Quilt as you go

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    Has anyone tried the quilt as you go technique with good success? Any particular books or patterns that you have tried? Any websites that offer techniques for free?

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    Quilter's Cache has a tutorial and there are several more, I have them copied on my computer, but don't know what website I got them from. Try goggling quilt as you go and I'm sure you'll find more. I like doing them this way versus the whole quilt.

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    I have played around with Cotton Theory™ Quilting by Betty Cotton - There are books on Amazon for about $20. However I did a google search and found these two sites - not as complete and clear as Cotton Theory™ Quilting book but gives you the basics.

    http://creativeribbons.blogspot.com/...as-you-go.html

    http://www.quiltingworks.com/cabin-f...ltasyougo1.htm

    What is neat about the Cotton Theory book is that it gives you a couple of ways to deal with the bulk depending on how the seams come together. Look at your local Library - if they do not have it sometimes they can get it from another library in their system.

    Good luck - it is kind of fun and comes out neat. I did a hot pad to try it out - got it all done except for the edging. :lol:

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    I still like the Lap Quilting books by Georgia Bonesteel. I think most libraries have them. They were written in the 1980's.

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    I'm working on this one right now.
    [IMG]http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s...9/102_0808.jpg[/IMG]

    I finished this one as a Christmas gift

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

    I didn't get my info from a website exactly. I am a member on another forum and someone posted a tute there. It is really simple though. I just make my block like I always would. Then I cut the backing and batter 1-2" larger than the block. I spray baste them and quilt them.

    When You put the blocks together you pin back the batting and backing, and sew just the front blocks toghether. I personally hand whipstitch the backs, but the can also be done by machine.

    Lynette

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    I am actually working on one right now..... It seems to be going pretty easy.

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    I've made a couple of QAYGs after I got a book called 'Quilt As You Go'(!) by Sandra Millet. I think I got it through the Amazon website but secondhand. It's quite old-fashioned but very thorough and clear instructions.

    I made a scappy lapquilt which hides a sofa that the cat scratched up :( this was pieced in rows then hand quilted on a plastic snappy frame (I didn't make the wooden contraption described in the book) - I made it really just to test the technique. The second log cabin I did on the machine making each block directly onto batting and backing then machining the top edges RST and hand stitching the back. this goes really fast and no quilting at all as you are quilting as you piece. Also as you use squares of batting the size of the blocks, you can use up all your offcuts! The LC was about the fastest quilt I made, about an afternoon's work. Now the cat sleeps on it! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyndawn
    I'm working on this one right now.
    [IMG]http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s...9/102_0808.jpg[/IMG]

    I finished this one as a Christmas gift

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

    I didn't get my info from a website exactly. I am a member on another forum and someone posted a tute there. It is really simple though. I just make my block like I always would. Then I cut the backing and batter 1-2" larger than the block. I spray baste them and quilt them.

    When You put the blocks together you pin back the batting and backing, and sew just the front blocks toghether. I personally hand whipstitch the backs, but the can also be done by machine.

    Lynette
    Your quilt is beautiful. I understand your method but I don't quite understand how you can quilt clear to the edge of the block (it appears you did) and still sew the fronts together. Did you do some more quilting after you had your blocks together? I'm confused about this one point.

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    Thank You:)

    It isn't quilted all the way to the edge. I try to quilt at least 1" in so I have room to sew the blocks together. On the pinwheels it was a little tough because I didn't leave quite an inch, but the other has a couple inches extra around the edges that isn't quited.

    Here is a pic of the back of the one I'm doing now.

    [IMG]http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s...9/102_0815.jpg[/IMG]

    Oh, forgot to mention too that I don't use a hoop or anything to quilt them. Since it's only one block it's really easy to quilt without it.

    Lynette




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    Hope you can see that. It came out a little dark.

    Lynette

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