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    Junior Member evelyn5269's Avatar
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    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.
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    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.)
    http://www.amazon.com/Awash-Color-Wa.../dp/1561483737
    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.
    Last edited by MTS; 11-08-2012 at 07:22 PM.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie View Post
    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!

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    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.

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    Marti Michelle has a good one . It's Quilting in Sections. Go to her web site or you can find it at Amazon.

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    Fun and Done is a method that I like and it is easy. They have a You Tube video if you google it.

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    Also did a Fun and Done. One thing to note about QAYG they are stiffer than a regular quilt.
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    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

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    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.

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