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Thread: Quilt as you go

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    as I understand it, this is quilting the blocks individually prior to sewing them together. I would like to find out more about this. Is there a good book someone can recommend ? Any info appreciated. Thanks.

    Myrt

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    It can be a single block or a section of blocks. I don't know of a book, but you might try the website for Fons and Porter and see if they have a tutorial on it. There's another site that does tutorials called Brightcove. I've done one quilt that way, but I did sections of 4 blocks that made a big pinwheel. When I joined those sections, I joined them using the backing fabric and sewed right a long the raw edge of the blocks. Then I folded the backing fabric open and hand stitched down to form a sashing between the sections on the front. It turned out pretty cute, it was a baby quilt and not very big. I saw a program where they had done a queensize in quilt as you go and worked it in long strips. It looked good too.

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    Georgia Bonesteel is the expert on this. She calls it "Lap Quilting" - your library probably has a few of her books.

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    This is how I did all my quilts till i got my longarm. I can't use a frame or hoop they get in my way I like to get up close and personal with my quilting LOL. it takes alot of smoothing to keep wrinkles out but is nice when finished.
    I belong to a very small quilt group and all lap quilt except one who does the hoop

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    here's one i've been looking for locally - may have to break down and pay shipping on it

    http://www.frommarti.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=FMM&Product_Code=8025&Category_Code=B_Other_Books

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    thanks, cathe - never would have known to search under 'lap quilting'. just requested it from my library! saved me $25!

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    Georgia Bonsteel has a site on line that will show instructions on how to Quilt as You Go" I have made 2 Queen size quilts that way, all quilted by hand. I myself find is easier to attach 2 or 3 rows together and quilt them. Also I have found it easier to attach the borders at the same time. That I learned after doing the first queen. Right now I am working on a Yellow Brick Road queen, divided in fourth including top and bottom border and side border. I do not have a frame, so I stitch either at the table or on my lap. Hope this will help you out.

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    HI Myrt:
    I have done one quilt in this way,it was from a book by Marti Mitchell
    it is called Weekend Log Cabin quilts ,for people who don'thave time to quilt.I think there is a series of Three books by her I have two of them.
    As I said I did do the Log Cabin one with great success. Hope this helps
    Wilma. PS if you just type in Marti Mitchell I'm sure you will find something

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    I just bought "Maching quilting in Sections" by Marti Mitchell. I haven't tried it yet but have a top I want to do. I also have a book about reversible quilting that is along the same line you quilt a row and join with bindind between each row. I made a lap quilt like that and it was easy.
    The machine quilting book I ordered from Nancy's Notions when they had
    free shipping and it was $19.98.

    Beverly

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    Sounds alot like the Betty Cotton method, Several years back I got to see a live Demo of her process. I kept getting confused on her terminology of intersections, crossroads, and etc. So I went off on my own and now I travel the interstates, and I'm very happy with my destination.

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