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Thread: Tell me more about this "Quilt As you go"

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    Tell me more about this "Quilt As you go"

    How many of you have used this method? and what do you think? Getting ready to get started making my very first quilt and trying to decide what will work best for me. Since I do not have a long arm machine and I'm not really wanting to send it off to get quilted.. was thinking about this method! I searched "quilt as you go" and nothing came up (but I know a lot has been said about it, just can not find it that way"!

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    Try the Fun and Done method. Go to Bayside Quilting, click on videos, and check out the fun and done method. I made a baby quilt using this method and it turned out lovely. Since I wanted a different size block than the size that they sell for their batting buddy, I went to the dollar store and bought some of their flexible cutting boards and made my own templates. I like the method and I will be adapting it to make more quilts.

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    I am making my first quilt using QAYG because it is a queen sized quilt and I don't have a long arm either. I don't want to pay to send it off either. I am making a log cabin quilt with 9.5 inch blocks. I made the blocks, then cut the batting the same size as the block, and the backing 10.5 inches square. I glue basted the sandwich together and stitched in the ditch for each square to quilt it together. I am using the method shown here (click on "here") almost exactly until the final step of stitching the back closed. I assembled two rows of blocks and realized that you can't SID to close the back seam of each block because if you do, you end up with unfinished section at the conjunction of the 4 blocks. I ripped out all the finishing SID last night and hand stitched them. It looks so much better. I'm really enjoying the QAYG because it is easier to manage one block as opposed to an entire quilt to muscle around. I also like being able to use different backings for each square - it makes the quilt look double sided. See this post about the problems I had with the closing SID.

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    Thank you Thank you Ranchwife for you post. That is exactly how I wanted to do mine but could not find the right video!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimmy96 View Post
    Thank you Thank you Ranchwife for you post. That is exactly how I wanted to do mine but could not find the right video!!!
    You're welcome. PM me if you have questions and need help on it.

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    Thank you!!! I sure will! Trying to make up my mind on what pattern to do! There are so many beautiful ones for sure!!

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    Check out Leah Day's Snowflake quilt from her site. It was done QAYG and it turned out lovely. Someone did one in pink on QB too. It was beautiful! Posted by Skittl321 under Finished My Shadow Trapunto Quilt.
    Last edited by Tartan; 04-23-2013 at 07:33 AM.

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    Go to the tutorial section on the board. There are some QAYG quilts there. I did one several years ago. Cross stitched squares I had made it perfect for that method. You will use more batting. I plan to make more. I do quilt queen and larger on my 9" throat DSM with no problems. The more I quilt them, the easier it gets.
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    Most of my quilts are QAYG. However, there are a variety of different QAYG methods. Some are described on this site, but you can also Google "quilt as you go" to find others. I have found a method that works for me, and I am very pleased with the results.

    The QAYG that I finished most recently is featured on this post: Lucky Stars II

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    It's a fantastic way of doing a quilt. I have made a few. All quilts with section ie blocks can be done this way or use the same method on a quilt by dividing it into sections. Angie quilts blog shows people making quilts this way.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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