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    Lightbulb Quilt as you go.

    I have many numerous quilts but I have never done the final quilting since my machine is very primitive. I`m thinking that quilt as you go method might be where I should start. Any idea of patterns or books that I should consult as I have no idea how this is done. This is also my first post, so I hope my questions is appropriate!

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    Welcome to the board! Your question is very appropriate. You said you have numerous quilts without the final quilting. Are they tops only, are the blocks pieced together? With quilt as you go you piece the blocks, add the batting and backing cut to the size of the block, and quilt that particular block. You do this one block at a time. Then you do the same thing with the sashing. So if your quilts are already pieced tops your best bet would probably be a stitch in the ditch. How old is your machine that you say it's quite primitive. I've known quilters to make complete quilts on their Singer featherweight machines.

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    welcome to the board. the member just before you also posted on QAYG. you can read additional info here Would really appreciate some help with QAYG.
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    My numerous quilts are finished, I took them to be machine quilted at my local quilting shop. I think I understand that I could take any pattern pretty much but I don't know how the sashing would work. I will watch the other post and see if this gets expalined or if someone can recommend a book to lean how this is done.

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    You might want to take a look at this thread--Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge. It is quite lengthy, but contains a lot of useful information.

    As a new member of this site, you might like to know that you can go to the top of a page and click on "Thread Tools". Then you can check that you want to subscribe to that thread and it will be "bookmarked" for you on this site. Mighty handy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern124 View Post
    My numerous quilts are finished, I took them to be machine quilted at my local quilting shop. I think I understand that I could take any pattern pretty much but I don't know how the sashing would work. I will watch the other post and see if this gets expalined or if someone can recommend a book to lean how this is done.
    Just keep looking on this board. There is one whole loOONg thread where it is carefully explained. Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

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    Instead of QAYG, you might enjoy quilting in sections. I did this using Marti Michell's book, Machine Quilting in Sections. Even though I now have a longarm, I find myself recommending this book again and again. I found it very useful, and I machine quilted some very large quilts in sections using one or more of the various methods in the book.

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    I appreciate this information, I will go find this book!

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    Try the 6 hour quilt by Woods. Pattern is free online.
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    I make backing 1/4" larger all around. Sew backing only together on each piece, then sash the front. You have to design with that in mind.

    Another method uses the backing cut much larger, and folded over to bind each block then joining the blocks. (Commercially available patterns) I didn't like that one - I kept burning my fingers pressing it.

    The commercially available one has templates you can buy. 2 different sized squares. The larger square for the backing, smaller square for batting and block.

    I've also used sashing on both sides. You zigzag blocks together. I always had a problem lining up. The back stitching was never centered.

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