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    I hope this is not a silly question but what is quilt as you go?
    I have been hearing about it but have no idea what it is.
    Thank you for your help

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    "Quilt As You Go" is a method of creating a quilt. You create each individual block, sandwich and quilt the individual block, then sew the individual quilted blocks together to form a finished quilt. The method has the advantage of quilting the smaller individual blocks, instead of an entire quilt in one's normal sewing machine.

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    I see but how does the back of the quilt look?

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    Think of doing strips. You lay down your backing, you lay down your batting, and then you sew across one strip at a time. When you reach the other end say of a table running, your all done except for your binding.

    Your backing looks like you did stitch in the ditch.

    Hope that helps explain it!

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    Here is a very good site to learn how to Quilt as you go
    Hope this helps you..
    http://www.quilterscache.com/H/howto...neatatime.html

    :D

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    Georgia Bonesteel is the master of this technique. The local library will probably have several of her quilt books. They are classics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pickles
    Here is a very good site to learn how to Quilt as you go
    Hope this helps you..
    http://www.quilterscache.com/H/howto...neatatime.html

    :D
    That certainly did help thank you very much

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    If you do a search of Quilt As You Go, QAYG, you will get many different types of techniques for this. Some are done with single blocks, strips of blocks or sections (like in quarters). :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    If you do a search of Quilt As You Go, QAYG, you will get many different types of techniques for this. Some are done with single blocks, strips of blocks or sections (like in quarters). :D:D:D
    Yes I have been searching and you are right there are many different techniqes. Have you ever done a quilt using this method

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    Georgia Bonesteel has some good books out there on the technique. She started it as Lap Quilting.

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    I did one years ago. I have the cotton theory book and DVD and plan to make another -- sometime. I have some others I want to try also, I always forget about them when I am planning a quilt.

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    Is this a harder or easier way of doing it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by samroberts01
    Is this a harder or easier way of doing it?
    If you are working on a large quilt and have limited workspace, it is much easier. When you are done, it's complete, so from that is easier for some folks. It also lends itself to handwork, as a take along project, which a big quilt really wouldn't.

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    Thankyou for that info. I would like to try this meathod. I like to make smaller projects rather than try to quilt all of it at one time.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pickles
    Here is a very good site to learn how to Quilt as you go
    Hope this helps you..
    http://www.quilterscache.com/H/howto...neatatime.html

    :D
    :D

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    thanks for the link!

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    great info.

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