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Thread: Trying a Different kind of Quilt as you Go.

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    Senior Member Gannyrosie's Avatar
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    Trying a Different kind of Quilt as you Go.

    I read several threads on the Quilt as You method, saw several You Tubes on it, but I just haven't tried it yet. Yesterday as I finished this Full sized quilt top for my Grandson, I said to myself, "there is no way I'm going to work that under my small machine throat. So a light bulb went off. I said to myself, well when they machine quilt everyone suggest starting in the middle, they also like the elmers glue verses the pins. So, what if, I cut the batting in 4 pieces starting at the middle, glue, quilt, and then add another one next to it. Well, I was able to roll the two sides and used Rubber Bands to hold the rolls in place as I quilted as much as I go do on the 1st piece. Just added the 2nd piece, and you know, it works well. The only thing I had to do was overlap the two pieces and then cut them so the seams would match perfectly and glue down. I think I like it. Not finished yet though, saving the edges for last so my quilting would be continuous..

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    So happy that you had success with this method of QAYG! Many people try a QAYG method, don't like it (or have success) and decide that QAYG is not for them. What they don't realize is that QAYG is a blanket term for many techniques that allow you to finish a quilt in blocks or sections. It's sort of like applique there are many methods: needle turn, raw edge, machine finish etc. If you don't have success with one method, try another.
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    great!! quilting in Sections is what Marti Mitchell calls it. any way we can get quilts done works!

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    I want to try this method too. I will watch this thread and see how you do with it. Please keep us updated.
    Lisa

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    A class I go to divides a large quilt into sections while doing the top, and they sandwich and quilt each section. The sew together on top 1/ inch seam stitch at ting and some very clever ones sew close to the edge of back seam . If like me I hand stitch and the machine. Joining each section as they go.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Gannyrosie, hi from Baton Rouge. I love your suggestion. I have used the Elmer's washable school glue on about 6 quilts and have had great results. I will plan on trying your method on the next big one.
    Alyce

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    Gannyrosie, that is exactly what I am doing nowadays, except that I don't use glue but pins. and you know what?
    it works loll I am practicing FMQ for the first time and it is coming along slowly but surely. Oh! it has an amateur look but I have to start somewhere, right?

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    Never saw Marti Mitchell but will look her up. So far it seems like a no brainer. Not much time to work on it yesterday, had grandkids all day. There was another method I want to try and it's in sections that I saw on Sewing with Nancy. If I remember right, after one section is done and quilted you put the next section on. The quilt top is laid right sides together ( the new section top on top of the quilted section) then the batting and quilt back on put on the top of the back sided of the quilted top with the backings right sides together. So you now would have 6 layers to sew together and then bring the new section over and start quilting. I may have not said this all right, but when I first encountered quilt as you go, that was the first one I ever saw. I just don't have patterns to go by when making the tops, so my tops will be whole and not in sections. ( not that i have never used patterns, I just design my quilts as I go). will take a pic on next section to show you quilt addict. may be this weekend.

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    There is an iron on batting tape that you could use when you are ready to join the pieces. Not sure of the correct name-"Heat Press Batting Together" Jeanne Harwood Designs-

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    I would like to try this.
    Theresa

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