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Thread: Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

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    Also, since all of my blocks are quilted, it is my understanding from reading the posts, I am now to cut off the batting and backing so that my blocks measure 9". Is this right?

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    Jenniky - I know that I'm not doin' my QAYG right now. I do have an idea about your hypothetical question. If I had different sized blocks that it wouldn't change the pattern ta cut 'em down (& they are already quilted) I would
    1. Decide where I wanted 'em cut down, kinda like fussy cuttin', & draw that onto the block,
    2. Then before I cut it out,I would sew a 1/8" inside that line, ta stabilize it,
    3. Then I would cut it out.
    This would seam would be inside the seam allowance & would help ta keep the quilted lines from unraveling.
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    I really want to learn QAYG. Thanks for sharing your information.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    What type of material are you to use for the backing?
    by Ssnare

    Next, you did not explain what to use for the backing material. My question still has not been answered.
    by Ssnare

    Ssnare you are absolutely correct. I did everything but answer your question.

    What I thought you were asking would of been covered by my answer.

    ***The third (back) layer of your sandwich is your backing. When your quilt is finished that third or back piece of the sandwich will be the back of your quilt.***

    What you really really were asking was what type of material. DUH, Slaps Forehead First: to answer your question at this point I have used 100% cotton, and very thin flannels. For backings on my quilts. I have only tried 100% cotton on on the QAYG projects I am making. However I do plan to try one using flannel in the future.

    Im thinking that how I became confused on your question was when you asked me if it was all right to use a thin material. I thought I had told you in that post what I was using. I regret the confusion.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssnare View Post
    Also, since all of my blocks are quilted, it is my understanding from reading the posts, I am now to cut off the batting and backing so that my blocks measure 9". Is this right?
    That is correct, then you will want to sew less than 1/4 of an inch all the way around your block. I was going to mention this as the first step before we started to attach our sashing strips. So I will wait to say more on that.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nannyrick.com View Post
    I really want to learn QAYG. Thanks for sharing your information.
    Welcome Nannyrick... I invite you to ask questions, Participate in the discussion and If possible make a project and share with us.
    Have an awesome day!

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    I listened to the youtube video from Bayside Quilting

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCcfgYQ5YMI

    It appeals to me for some quilts, so thanks Ronda. It seems there are alot of methods available which is what really makes quilting interesting.

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    DISCUSSION QUESTION in POST #121


    In reply to the Discussion Question in Post #121

    Regarding the question about the block already quilted and would you use it in a quilt and cut it down or how would you solve the problem. I might make some smaller blocks to fill in so the other blocks would come out the same size as the larger block. Or cut the larger block down and stitch around the edge after it is cut. A third way would be to add borders to the smaller blocks so they were the same size as the bigger block.
    By Ssnare

    Thank you Ssnare for sharing your input with us. Good solution to the problem.


    Jenniky...responding to the quilt blocks being different sizes...I've seen quilts planned with different size blocks. Here would be a perfect place for a strip of flying geese, simple four patch, or even a little block of applique If that's your thing. You would have to plan so that the entire strip of blocks would be the width of the quilt but it would be 12 1/2 inches tall all the way across. The beauty and fun of the quilting.
    by Gardenergal

    Thank you Gardenergal for sharing your input with us. Also a Good solution to the problem.

    I do have an idea about your hypothetical question. If I had different sized blocks that it wouldn't change the pattern ta cut 'em down (& they are already quilted) I would.

    1. Decide where I wanted 'em cut down, kinda like fussy cuttin', & draw that onto the block,

    2. Then before I cut it out, I would sew a 1/8" inside the line ta stabilize it,

    3. Then I would cut it out.

    This would seam would be inside the seam allowance & would help ta keep the quilted lines from unraveling.
    by Dublb

    Thank you Dublb for sharing your input with us. Also a Good solution to the problem.

    I would only emphasize the point that Dublb made regarding if you are planning to cut down the size of your block. She has listed excellent steps to ensure the integrity of the quilted block.

    After each of our blocks are quilted and trimmed it is highly recommended to go around the edges of each block with less than a quarter inch seam.

    I will blog this post to make it easier to find the replys. I encourage others to continue to give their input or questions regarding this hypothetical example problem.

    Great Sharing Ladies. Thanks
    Have an awesome day!

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    BEFORE YOU IRON ON THAT SPRAY BASTING:

    1) Be sure you are NOT using a polyester batting. It could melt!!!
    2) Use a very light spray.

    I use spray basting all the time, have for years. I have never one ironed it on. I also use cotton batting 99.9% of the time. In addition, I am a big proponent of hand basting. At least safety pin it.

    I did a log cabin QAYG one time. I sewed each log by hand to the batting and batting. I did press each seam as I went (it was cotton batting).
    Stephanie in Mena

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    And when I pressed each seam, it was one of those mini irons: shaped like a curling iron, tip shaped like a small arrowhead, made by Clover.
    Stephanie in Mena

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