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    What is the largest QAYG quilt any of you have made? Just finished a crib sized QAYG and actually liked it. Just wondering how large you can go using this method.

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    Couldn't you go as large as you want? I did a lap quilt using Fun and Done which is a method of QAYG and it gave directions up to king size.

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    I've made a number of baby quilts using the QAYG method described in The 6-Hour Quilt Book by Kaye Wood, and she gives instructions for making up to king-size quilts.

    I haven't made one anywhere near that big, but I don't see why it wouldn't work.

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    I did a queen size...the top of the bed section was pretty much quilt as you go...made up my own method as I went...lol. Then I added quite a few borders to get the finished size and I just stitched in the ditch with the borders

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    My current project (almost done) is a QAYG that measures 80" x 80".

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandma pepsi
    My current project (almost done) is a QAYG that measures 80" x 80".
    Can you post a pic?

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    I do all my quilts this way, just divide into workable sections.

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    I did my avatar. Queen size.

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    Here is the one I did in the fun and done method it is nap size almost twin
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    I did a twin and hated sewing the sections together by hand on the reverse side (that was about 6 years ago). the front looked great though.

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    Thanks. You have all answered my question. I still get so nervous when I try something new. All of your quilts are beautiful.

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    My cathedral windows could be called QAYG.
    It is king-size.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-54434-3.htm


    scroll down about mid-way
    also go back to page 1 for more pictures

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newby0709
    My cathedral windows could be called QAYG.
    It is king-size.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-54434-3.htm


    scroll down about mid-way
    also go back to page 1 for more pictures
    Thank you. That is just incredible.

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    I love QAYG quilts. The largest I have done is queen size (no need for a king). I've done several methods, block by block, section by section, row by row. My next onewill be a whole quilt where you only put 1/3 of the batting in the center, quilt that, then attach batting on either side, quilting as you go along. I also like Sharon Pederson's style where each block is quilted and then put together with reversible sashing. A quilt such as Double Wedding Ring is difficult to do section by section (although there is a version that can be done block by block - see "rings that bind" for info on that).

    Fun method! Especially for those who need a large quilt, but are intimidated trying to quilt it on their home machine.

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    I am sorry that I did not ask this question sooner - you know the "dumb" question syndrome. I am one of those who gets easily intimidated with something new so all of this info is really reassuring.

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    Hey Lovinquiltin,

    Yours was NOT a dumb question! FWIW, after replying to your query, I checked "watch this topic" because I, too, wanted to learn more about QAYG!

    Like you, I have always been reluctant to ask questions for fear that I would be thought "stupid." Despite my degree from an Ivy League college, I often wonder how much richer my life might have been if I had felt free to ask questions!

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    Ditto! That is what I really like about this board. I found quilters on this board to be some of the nicest and most helpful people I have ever encountered. Yet, I have never met not one single person. That says so much. Even if I decide to stop quilting (which I doubt will happen) I would still remain a member of this board.

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    I did a king size spread. It had 36 blocks but then I added borders to make it large enough for a spread.

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    It's also a great method for group quilts:

    The first one front/back is one my Bee did for a friend back in 2003 who was making a big change in her life. All the blocks were turned in quilted and I just had to put them together. B&W was required for the backings. The sashings weren't all sewn down yet on the back. This one was around 60x72.

    The second quilt (front/back) is one we did for a member's first baby. Again, B&W was required for the backing (do you sense a recurring theme in our group?). This time when I put it together, I inset the blocks instead of doing a grid layout. This was done back in 2005. Wow, time flies.

    The last picture is one of my favorites of John enjoying his quilt.

    It's a great technique.
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    As far as you want. Japanese quilts are made by this method all of the time.The largest I have done is double.

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    Is there a tutorial on qayg. I am not sure how to put it all together.

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    I am presently doing a queen size qayg. Love doing it.

    as far as a tutorial....Ditter has one....just "search" for it in the box above

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    For the QAYG I made, the back is in one piece. I will try to find the directions. This was a class I took 2 years ago.

    Christmas QAYG
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    Little girl & doll quilts QAYG
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    I made one that was about 62" x 77.5". It's the one in my avatar.

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