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    Quilt as you go help

    am looking for a good tutorial on QAYG, preferably not a video. Any ideas? I get the main concept, but the final step of closing up the backing is what is confusing me. I would really like one that is a completely machine stitched, instead of having to hand stitch anything. Thanks!

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    Most of the directions I've seen all say hand sew binding. I do not. I do the entire quilt on my DSM.
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    Check out the QAYG challenge thread on this board. Don't know how to do a link. I've been reading it to figure out how to do the whole process.

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    Reversible Quilts by Sharon Pederson might help. Your local library might have a copy available.

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    Check out the Cotton theory books. your library probably has them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by narnianquilter View Post
    am looking for a good tutorial on QAYG, preferably not a video. Any ideas? I get the main concept, but the final step of closing up the backing is what is confusing me. I would really like one that is a completely machine stitched, instead of having to hand stitch anything. Thanks!
    Here is a method I use
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackberry View Post
    Here is a method I use
    WOW I just read your tutorial it is excellent, very clear and easy to follow (not necessarily for me to do lol) Your pictures are very good as well, I have bookmarked it and hope to give it a try on practice fmq blocks.....thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackberry View Post
    Here is a method I use
    Thank you! I just saved that for future reference! Looks like very clear instructions to me!

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    Check out Bayside Quilting's Fun and Done quilts. The website has a video to show you how to make it. If you wish to, they have patterns for sale and templates to use with the patterns. I needed to make a baby quilt and the templates that they sell were too big for the pattern that I wanted to make. So I went to the dollar store, bought some flexible cutting mats, and made the size templates that I needed. It turned out beautiful and there was NO handstitching at all. I designed my own pattern, but, if you choose you can certainly purchase patterns from their website. Also, I just received my copy of Annie's Quilt and Sew March 2013 catalog and on page 54 they have 3 Fun and Done quilt patterns and the Batting Buddy templates for sale. The nice thing about this method is that when you are done with making the block, you fold the sashing and stitch it down, you are done. I am going to use this method to make a Mariner's Compass block. Give it a try you might like it.

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    Oh wow, so nice to see that my QAYG tutorial is still being referenced. If anyone has any questions or needs a more detailed description of any step please dont hesitate to send me a PM, Im always glad to help. Kimberly
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackberry View Post
    Here is a method I use
    Excellent tutorial Blackberry, will give this a try.

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/quiltin...e-t196192.html

    Here's the link to the one on our own board. It's lengthy, but has good pictures and lots of questions answered!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackberry View Post
    Here is a method I use
    Thanks for the great tute, Blackberry! I really gonna make a QAYG ....one of these days.
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    [QUOTE=narnianquilter;5879212]am looking for a good tutorial on QAYG, preferably not a video. Any ideas? I get the main concept, but the final step of closing up the backing is what is confusing me. I would really like one that is a completely machine stitched, instead of having to hand stitch anything. Thanks![/QUOTE This is my favorite.

    http://www.thequiltingedge.com/2011/...ng-blocks.html
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    Oh my gosh it is a wonderful tutorial, no wonder it is still being referenced. I like your method of QAYG. Thank you.

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    This is a method that I came up with. It will not work on all quilt patterns. I like to use it on block's that you would like to put a shashing strip on all 4 sides. Piece your block. Cut backing and batting same size as block. Quilt. Doing one row at a time, take 2 blocks and butt them togather real close but no over lapping. Zigzag them togather. Turn the block over doing the back first using seambinding, [I make my own to match the backing] and stitch on each side covering the zigzaz stitches. On the front of the block do the same, covering the stitches from the back so they don't show on the front. When all the rows are done then sew them togather the same way. Then the binding.

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    I love this thread cause I love qayg! Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by JT View Post
    Check out the Cotton theory books. your library probably has them.
    Ditto that! The directions are very easy to understand, written throughly, and with large diagrams and pictures. In her books, Betty Cotton has included optional quilting designs and stitches for each project. Go to quiltyard.com for more info. They even have Camp Cotton Quilting Retreats. Pricey for me, but does sound like fun. Her instructional DVD is on sale now.

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    I used this tutorial for my first quilt. I don't think I can fit a whole quilt in my sewing machine. It's great and all machine stitched.

    http://www.ludlowquiltandsew.co.uk/Q..._Machined.html

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