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Thread: Quilt As You Go Blocks

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    Have any of you ever tried this "quilt as you go" thing? I started this 5 or 6 yrs. ago. Had it packed away until I dragged it out today, so it's wrinkled, but I think I may finally finish it.

    I read that the actual quilting is the worst part for some of you.........well, me, too. That's why this intrigued me when I saw it some yrs. ago.

    With this method, you start with a backing block and a block of batting , then piece the quilt to the front, sewing through all 3 layers. Then you sew the front (pieced) seams together and slip stitch or blind stitch the back seams.....I know what stitch I do...not sure what it's called. :?: . I had bought the UT fabic and had to fussy-cut the centers, then used the log cabin strips to frame it.



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    I see several of you have looked but are probably afraid to comment on the 'wrinkled' and obviously scissor cut fabric. I didn't even own a rotary cutter or mat back then. That brings up a question I meant to ask when I posted the pictures..........HOW do you get the wrinkles out since I don't want to flatten the batting? It's high loft, I think. I've had this stuffed in a plastic bag for at least 5 yrs. and probably longer. It was one of those many things I started for a Christmas gift a week before Christmas and of course, I didn't finish it, so ...........................I have a huge amount of UFOs....you should see all the crocheted and knitted projects I've started.

    Seriously, I need answers and I'm sure a lot of you know the answers. Pleeeeeeeeeease share. I might finish this after all. :wink: Thanks

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    a clothes steamer might get the wrinkles out. An iron on a low setting with steam would work too.

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    How about a dryer on air and a damp towel?

    Debbie

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    Thanks to both of you, luvmy2bts and moonpi. I had thought about a steamer........I have one. I had also thought about the dryer, but with the batting being exposed around the edges, I was afraid it would come out.

    That's why I asked. Two heads ( or 3 or 4 or more) are better than one. I've already gotten so many answers to my own questions without having to ask since I get on here and read, read, read. Could also be the reason I don't get anything else done, but I'm absorbing wisdom from all the posters on here..........whether I ever get off the computer and put it to use is another question. :lol:

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    My first quilt was made 'quilt as you go', I made a double Irish chain and I found putting it all together not as difficult as I first thought and it gave me a chance to brush up on my hand stitching when I sewed the back seams.

    To get the wrinkles out I'd mist it and toss it in the dryer on air or for five minutes on delicate.

    You can't tease us and not show us the finished project...so you have to finish it.. :D

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    If you're worried about the exposed batting just roll it over a few times and put a few safety pins in it to keep it protected while it's in the dryer. Or, you could fold it over a couple of times and run a quick and easy large basting stitch all around.

    I'm with Shadow. I want to see this when it's done. :)

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    Ooooooops! Now I've committed myself. But first I have to make a tee shirt quilt for my daughter before she moves to Kazakhstan. I keep looking at the pile of shirts. I've changed my mind about how to do it several times. I want to get my ducks in a row before I start..........would certainly hate to mess this up then have to send her back through college so she could acquire a new collection of tee shirts.

    Guess I will have to stay off this forum until I'm finished....except to ask for help. She has already booked her flight for mid-Dec. and there can be no more putting it off.

    I have gotten 2 steps closer to starting........I bought a 6" X 24" ruler and the spring loaded snippers..............since I am planning to make it a rag quilt. That may change, too. :roll:

    For sure, I will post pictures of the "quilt as you go" ( when finished ) and all others..............no matter how bad they turn out.


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    There is no such thing as a bad quilt, the labor of love that goes into each quilt makes each and every one just perfect! :)

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    You know, if you're going to be busy for a few weeks just hang this project up somewhere and let those wrinkles (which I can't see) hang out. You may be surprised.
    Another thought, about 6 years ago I was using a spary product that eased out wrinkles without ironing. :D It was my favorite product at the time but I can't remember the name of it. I'd spray my shirts and give them a slight shake or tug and the wrinkles magically disappeared. Neat!

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