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    Junior Member evelyn5269's Avatar
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    quilt as you go

    Does anyone know of a good book for quilting as you go with lots of pictures and step by step instructions. I have watched some youtube video but computer in the kitchen and sewing room to far to run back and forth. I need all that youtube stuff in a book. Been making string quilts and think that would be a good quilt as you go project since the blocks are all uniform size. I will pay just about anything for a book that will help me.
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    I think "Awash With Color" by Judy Turner is the best one out there.
    (there was on sale her on the board this morning but someone, smartly, snatched it up.)
    http://www.amazon.com/Awash-Color-Wa.../dp/1561483737
    Grab one of the used ones. Pretty cheap.
    It had been oop for a few years and then they reprinted it again.


    There is also Reversible Quilts by Sharon Pederson.
    Slightly different method.
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    Leah Day has a tute on qayg here: http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.c...ed-pieces.html It has pictures and explanations and I just printed it out and put it beside me as I worked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie View Post
    Leah Day has a tute on qayg here: http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.c...ed-pieces.html It has pictures and explanations and I just printed it out and put it beside me as I worked.
    That was what I did when I couldn't figure out how to connect the pieces!

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    I'm assuming you are wanting to quilt each block as you go and then sew them together. Georgia Bonesteed has a book entitled "Lap Quilting" with very good instructions and pictures. I tried it and it's very easy to follow her instructions.

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    Marti Michelle has a good one . It's Quilting in Sections. Go to her web site or you can find it at Amazon.

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    Fun and Done is a method that I like and it is easy. They have a You Tube video if you google it.

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    Also did a Fun and Done. One thing to note about QAYG they are stiffer than a regular quilt.
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    For those who did the fun and done technique, did you buy the template? I made one once a few years back and wasn't pleased with it, I think it's because I don't sew a straight line on long seams

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    Yes I have the templates but all you need is a 7 1/2 and a 9 1/2 inch square. The backing folds to the front of the square to form a sashing and connect the blocks. Sewing the backings togather close to the finished blocks is tricky.

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    http://www.sewwequilt.com/2011/03/qu...u-go-qayg.html
    Here is a tutorial, she's making a string quilt also.

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    What a great tutorial by Leah Day. My problem is two-fold: I can't manage a large quilt in my machine, and the large quilts I make have a pattern that doesn't allow me to add the sashing to the top of the quilt. I simply eliminate that step! Anywhere that I am joining two edges, I trim the batting back 1/4" so I don't have the double thickness of batting at the seam, I add the back sashing as shown on the tutorial, and sew down by hand. I have done three very large queen size quilts like that. Each one that I do gets a little easier! You just have to figure out how much you can handle in your machine and split your quilt up into those sizes. A little extra with the hand sewing on the back, but I actually find I like that look on the back of the quilt! Thanks for all the help and advice on this board!

    Judi

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    One of Pauline Insence books shows how to join blocks. It is the one which has 3d lowers but not how to make them.
    Sorry all help can give at present.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Quote Originally Posted by judi_lynne View Post
    A little extra with the hand sewing on the back, but I actually find I like that look on the back of the quilt!
    Judi
    Me too. Here are my backs of my QAYG.

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    I have some of Betty Cotton's books and vhs tapes on qayg. Plan on making one in the future. It looks like it would be easy. And would also be faster than hand quilting.

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    Check out this video. It's an excellent visual way to see the technique.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pL36...eature=related
    Thought for EVERY Day: You know all those things you've always wanted to do? You should go do them.

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