Hi there. There are so many different methods for QAYG - I used one method in this quilt but as I wanted to machine stitch it (rather than hand sew) this proved to be really challenging lining up not just each block horizontally and vertically but (what you can't see) is that I had cornerstones where each block met. So challenging! Some u tube video tutorials suggest making a rig so you can ensure really accurate seams (together with glue) to help with accuracy. But most just use handsewing.
Originally Posted by patper
Just discovered an amazing way to do it, from Nancy's Notions serger techniques book. First, trim the edge of the quilt layers to even things up, then use fusible thread in the lower looper, and sew the binding to the edge of the quilt, raw edges together, binding on the top. When you fold the binding over to the other side, gently iron it down on that side of the quilt. Voila! No pins, no basting, and best of all, no moving! I attach all this with the back of the quilt up, then fold to the front
Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
Here is a mat I worked out in EQ5. the mat is 13x19 and the center rectangle is cut at 7.5x1.5 . all of the other strips are 1.5 finished, so 2.0 cut.
Originally Posted by charismah
A lady came in and taught this to use a few months back at a long arm quilters meeting and I thought I would share. I am one of those people who do hand binding but when you are in a hurry and you need binding done fast..this is the way!
You will need two different colors for the binding strips
You cut the outer edge 1 3/8 you cut the flange peice 1 5/8 (inches)
Then sew them just like you would normal binding in one long strip ( short side ...to short side right
Updated 07-28-2014 at 01:27 AM by QuiltnNan
Here is the last of my niece/nephew quilts. This is for my oldest niece and includes some of her favorite things. I backed it with black flannel--it should be warm under it this winter.
Top is quilter's cotton/poly batting/flannel back.
Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
This chart gives the hex size on the edge along with the overall width and height. It also tells what size strip to cut and how many hexes you can get out of fat quarter, yardage, etc.
I keep a folder on my hard drive called Quilt Ideas. It is in my Pictures section. If I see something Online, I take a Print Screen of it and paste it into my MS Paint program. I crop the picture to the pertinent facts and then save it by naming it by the date [ today is 20140720], then the source of the picture. That way, I always know where it came from and can give credit where credit is due. I can always find it again to post a link on the QB if I wish to share it in the future. For instance,
I love the look of your hexie quilt. I think the black and white hexies around each block really sets ht blocks apart. Sondi
Flannel quilt for my niece. Flannel top and back, poly batting, large lap size.
Originally Posted by azwendyg
Here are some pictures of practice sandwiches I did to use as teaching samples with m 4-H group. This is not exactly a tutorial, but I didn't think it really fit anywhere else, and hopefully some will find it useful. Our group of 4-H'rs got together yesterday and they had a blast trying out different designs. I thought you all might be interested in seeing what you can do with a few simple shapes.
For each shape I'm showing a closeup and then a larger view of the whole sample piece.