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Thread: NO sash Quilt As You Go

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    I'm just a bit north of Logansport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale View Post
    I'm just a bit north of Logansport.
    About a little over an hour away; north of Warsaw. Man, what a small world. I checked your blogs; we also home educate. Like I said, small world. (Your zebra gifts are great!)

    I mostly quilt selvage quilts but since all good things come to an end including the boxes of selvages I was gifted I have started trying to see if I could get another passion going in quilting, which looks like will be my version of paper-piecing or piece-by-number. I am on the hunt for a good, fun owl pattern. Nice to meet you!

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    Thank you. I think I see what she means now. It's not what we normally think of a QAYG but it is a way to build on the right of your work as you go. In your original post I thought you were describing something where you quilt front back and batting together first, but I guess that was just for the first strip.

    One more question- why not make your first strip twice as wide- you could do the right half and then flip it. Still keeps your work off to the left but saves you one join in your batting?

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    The back is not all one piece/sheet. It is strips of fabric that is cut the same size and shape as the rows. You will have rows on the back side as well, which is why the demo here: http://www.candiedfabrics.com/2013/0...ing-as-you-go/ was able to create a completely reversible quilt; instead of backing she used another quilt top. She does not show the piecing example the first time she attaches a row but if you scroll down there is a pic of it when she attaches the third row, I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noveltyjunkie View Post
    Thank you. I think I see what she means now. It's not what we normally think of a QAYG but it is a way to build on the right of your work as you go. In your original post I thought you were describing something where you quilt front back and batting together first, but I guess that was just for the first strip.

    One more question- why not make your first strip twice as wide- you could do the right half and then flip it. Still keeps your work off to the left but saves you one join in your batting?
    I did mention in the original post the quilt front block sewn directly to the batting. In this block I used the batting as foundation and then trimmed a 1/4 seam allowance. I would attach a bunch of this side-to-side for a row. No need to put batting between top and bottom now. This way if my blocks are not too big and/or I use flannel back I can skip the machine quilting altogether. Or I may just run a three lines about 1/2' apart down the middle of the row for machine quilting. I am not real familiar with uploading photos so may have to magnify to see.
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    Thank you. Sounds like you have found a technique that works well for you. We all conceptualise differently I think. Vive la difference!
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    After I watched the video from the website posted, your written instructions made sense. I have two quilts that I have made blocks for that are good candidates for this method.

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    Would love to see some pictures.
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    Thank you for your instructions. It makes perfect sense to me. Now I am anxious to give it a try.
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    Thank you so much for this information and the resulting website to watch. I am also a dressmaker/curtain/whatever sew person who started quilting 8 years ago. I have read numerous books about QAYG and have knew instinctively that there is a simpler way to do this. Thank you.

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    UPDATE No pictures. However I have found quilting each square to batting (or flannel which is my choice for the 'innards') followed by sewing these into rows and then doing this approach without the backing of rows being quilted is great! The warmth factor is increased as there are no quilt stitching holes on backside and has a baffled effect similar to a down comforter. Works ideally with squares 8" or less but even the 10" squares work well, especially if the backing is flannel (one I did was paper pieced onto muslin and then flannel for backing). Anyways, this way is so easy-peasy because it is east to machine quilt each block individually and no quilting with a big heavy quilt!

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