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Thread: quilting a block at a time

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    could someone please help me i am new and i am trying to see if i can piece a block at a time and then quilt it and then put the blocks together and if so could someone tell me how to put them together my husband has a aunt and she does it but she will not tell me how to do it it is her secret i guess i would appreciate it dorothy for tenn

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    (there are at least 11 major topics that include one or more comments about this approach to quilting. most of them didn't start out as a discussin of QAYG. conversations just seem to drift inevitably in that direction. LOL)

    Click on the "Search" button (1st item on the menu under the board title). Search on "quilt as you go" "quilting in sections". there are dozens of posts under several subjects the talk about how to put together blocks or sections of the quilt you've already quilted. you'll find descriptions of many different methods as you read through the search results.

    follow this link to free instructions for 3 of them.

    http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_quilting/article/0,1789,HGTV_3298_1507325,00.html

    P.S. None of us here are stingy with our secrets. we'll be glad to share everything your auntie tries to keep to herself. Welcome to the fun!!!
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    Hi, I have done it several times. I bought the book Lap Quilting by Georgia Bonesteel. A great book to have. I'm working on a queen size quilt this way and it is much easier to work with. Good Luck!

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    thank you nj barbra i reall appreciate and thanks to the other lady i got the instructions dorothy

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    If we don't share then how do we grow? Part of the tradition of quilting is sharing, Is'nt it?

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    I have done this a few times, I hope it works for you. When you are making your square leave at least one half an inch of the backing fabric extra around the whole square, to put squares together place two squares together fronts matching, move the back seam and batting away and sew a quarter inch seam down the sides you want together. Then on the back side return the backing and batting to their original places and turn under one of the back seams and sew it over the other back seam. This looks better if done by hand but I have arthritis and sew them together by machine. I am afraid this will not be clear enough, but hope it is understandable.

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    What could she POSSIBLY hope to gain by keeping the information to herself?? :shock: What; is she scared you'll be better than her? That's just WRONG!! Quilting is a tradition passed on from generation to generation, quilter to quilter. Ok... I won't get on that soapbox. I'm glad you came here for the answer. Have you gotten to make your quilt, Dorothy? 8)

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    hm1, that one little paragraph made more sense to me than all those steps with pics in the web link. :lol: I guess when one becomes simple minded they need simple instructions :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I'm gonna have to give that method a try. Untill I can afford a better machine I need tricks like these.

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    Such nerve in not sharing! I guess your hubbies aunt won't be getting the quilt then? :wink:

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    Hi there, glad you brought up that question, been thinking about that for my next quilt as just finished a baby´s quilt and found that realy difficult to move around under my machine, so going to give this a whiz on my quilt (a Queen size) which I started before hearing a new baby was on the way so put this one on ice to make the baby one. Think that it could work for me, let me know how you go and tell you bout my trials Muchas gracias amiga mia Elle in Spain

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