I am a piecer - not a quilter. Generally I piece comfort quilts that our Guild donates to a local hospital for cancer patients to have. In the past, those have been tied. This year I decided to learn "quilt as you go" and see if I liked the look of it. Not only did I love sewing it, I loved the look of it. While I was at it, I learned the flange binding technique and am pleased with that as well. In learning the QAYG, I used lots of the two-prong seam pins, spent lots of time ironing, and used a regular pressure foot - not my walking foot. I have quilted some small things in the past but was never satisfied with the less than professional look. And I could never learn to control my stitch length with the walking foot. My machine sewed all layers without a blink. I doubt I will ever tie another quilt.