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    Super Member QBeth's Avatar
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    that QAYG (quilt as you go) requires hand sewing?!! ... :( .... Arrrrggghhhh!! I took a class on Saturday and, aghast, find out that it requires hand sewing! Betrayed, that's how I feel!! BETRAYED!!! :? :? ..(We need a symbol for "tongue in cheek" kidding.)

    :| I thought I would be learning a new technique that would save time. Guess it does, to a point. But, hand sewing? They tell me to do it while watching tv. Nooooooo, that's my time for yarn work, computer games, etc. Ugh.

    Okay, vent over. I feel better now that I've warned everyone. Spread the word. I'm relying on you! ;)

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    LOL! I do as little hand stitching as possible! But do have a tremendous respect for those of you who do beautiful hand quilting and the patience to do hand sewing. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    The QAYG workshop I took last spring does NOT require hand quilting! Sew the seams so they face the top, then machine stitch strips of ribbon, bias tape, extra-large ric-rac, etc. over the tops of the seams.

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    There may be more then one method - look to see if you can find one that can be done by machine . I make rag quilts and they are basically QAYG and done by machine

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    I saw a demo of "Fun and Done" another way to do QAYG and there is no hand work. I didn't look up any sites but I'm sure there are demos here on the Board or by searching for Fun and Done on the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilting cat
    The QAYG workshop I took last spring does NOT require hand quilting! Sew the seams so they face the top, then machine stitch strips of ribbon, bias tape, extra-large ric-rac, etc. over the tops of the seams.
    Oooooo, I like that better! Will have to try it.

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    i have a friend that also refuses to hand sew lol

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    I would try another method or figure out how to machine sew those last seams :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by QBeth
    that QAYG (quilt as you go) requires hand sewing?!!
    There is at least one QAYG method that does it all by machine. It isn't as pretty (IMHO) but doable.

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    I HATE handwork. I refuse to hand bind my quilts as well. I'm all about using the machine...I mean I it cost a lot of money, I might as well get the use out of it. :)

    We had a class on QAYG and they used bias tape as well to connect all the pieces. It looked really easy. You might be able to find another method.

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    You can do it ALL by machine(I haven't - only done the hand sewing).

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    I'm going on the hunt for those "other methods" plus try using the bias tape approach! When asked what type of quilt I was making (lap, etc.), I said it is a quilt for my cat Squeaky. Baby Peeps has one and Squeak is jealous!! :-) Given that we only made six blocks, I think Squeaky will be quite pleased.

    And, for those of you who think cats don't know which blanky is theirs, guess again! :-) :-)

    p.s., I should add that I am Rudy's "blanky"! The stinker doesn't need a quilt.

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    There is a tutorial here on the board with no hand sewing.

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    Check this out! No hand sewing tutorial done by our own K3N.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-36303-1.htm

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    I took a class on QAYG. She used wash-away thread and bias maker, there was no hand sewing. Looks great when she does it. I personally havent gotten that far into my project.

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    I did a QAYG and machine stitched the sashing down with a fancy stitch on my machine. I did the binding with the same stitch ... no hand sewing at all.

    Susan

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    there are plenty of QAYG projects that do not have any hand sewing what so ever, sounds like just the one method that shop likes. don't give up on the concept because one person told you you should hand stitch. Elenor burns has a great kids quilt called the 6-hour quilt that is a quilt as you go....when it's done it's done...no hand stitching whatsoever!
    Quote Originally Posted by QBeth
    that QAYG (quilt as you go) requires hand sewing?!! ... :( .... Arrrrggghhhh!! I took a class on Saturday and, aghast, find out that it requires hand sewing! Betrayed, that's how I feel!! BETRAYED!!! :? :? ..(We need a symbol for "tongue in cheek" kidding.)

    :| I thought I would be learning a new technique that would save time. Guess it does, to a point. But, hand sewing? They tell me to do it while watching tv. Nooooooo, that's my time for yarn work, computer games, etc. Ugh.

    Okay, vent over. I feel better now that I've warned everyone. Spread the word. I'm relying on you! ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Queen
    Check this out! No hand sewing tutorial done by our own K3N.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-36303-1.htm
    Wonderful!! Thanks, everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pollyv9
    I saw a demo of "Fun and Done" another way to do QAYG and there is no hand work. I didn't look up any sites but I'm sure there are demos here on the Board or by searching for Fun and Done on the internet.
    Yup. I took a Fun n Done class and noooo hand sewing for it.

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    I did QAYG before I got a longarm. I didn't do any hand sewing.

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    You can also check the tute by Deb Watkins here. No hand sewing.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-52698-1.htm

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    Check out the cotton yard, with Betty Cotton, no hand sewing with this method and I love the 3D seams, and you can do fancy stitchs with your machine, lots of fun!

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    I think you can QAYG either way. Hand or machine. Your choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilting cat
    The QAYG workshop I took last spring does NOT require hand quilting! Sew the seams so they face the top, then machine stitch strips of ribbon, bias tape, extra-large ric-rac, etc. over the tops of the seams.
    I put together a crazy quilt king size, it is a very heavy quilt, I won't use this method again. I am quilting a king size log c on my viking now. It takes me about 2 weeks to do one.

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    I do a method of QAYG that has no hand sewing. The results are beautiful. There is no bias tape, just your material you are using. I can not do hand sewing because of medical reasons. I will try to find a tute on my method.

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