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Thread: How To Quilt As You Go using a whole backing and sections of the top instead of blocks

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    What does puddling mean? Also, when you piece one side to center or to a block, do you sew through the backing? On fleece, how far apart do you need to quilt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieFrost
    Thanks for this explanation! Makes sense.

    If you were not using fleece for both batting and backing, would you keep the backing the whole piece, and just add in the batting as you went along? Yes, I think that would work.

    I did a twin size quilt in three long sections, then sewed the sections together, as in the usual block by block QAYG. I thought it worked great.
    Actually, I believe if I were not using the fleece, I would keep the backing AND the batting as whole pieces. I would either glue stick or baste them together before I started adding my sections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssnare
    What does puddling mean? Also, when you piece one side to center or to a block, do you sew through the backing? On fleece, how far apart do you need to quilt?
    I will answer your second question first. Review part 3 and see where it explains about sewing thru the 3 layers. So yes, you are sewing thru the backing each time.

    Puddling just means making a smaller smoothe area of your fabric layers around your needle where you are sewing, rather than trying to keep the whole thing laying out flat and smoothe.
    I generally try to work with about a 12" smoothe area.

    On fleece, there is no set area to worry about with your quilting. There is no batting to secure and keep from bunching or shifting. So it is up to you how much or little you want to do. You could just outline the blocks, even if there were only 12 of them, if you so desired.
    Personally I like to use the quarter inch outline of my block areas so they also show on the backing and give it some design also.

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    Thank you! I suppose if you were using batting you could add only under the section you're quilting next...then add to it before stitching the next section of top in place.

    Very helpful, and a beautiful quilt you created!

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    I love this .And I think I could really do this. Thank you for posting.

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    Thank you for posting. This helps alot. Beautiful quilt too. Hugs.

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    Neato!

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    Thanks for this idea. I might even give it a try instead of having someone else do the quilting.

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    Gotta try this! Thanks

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    Great tute.

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