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Old 01-06-2008, 05:21 AM
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Originally Posted by BDor
I just bought "Maching quilting in Sections" by Marti Mitchell. I haven't tried it yet but have a top I want to do. I also have a book about reversible quilting that is along the same line you quilt a row and join with bindind between each row. I made a lap quilt like that and it was easy.
The machine quilting book I ordered from Nancy's Notions when they had
free shipping and it was $19.98.

I have done both the Cotton method (and agree with whoever said it left the finished product pretty stiff) and have done several following Mitchell's method. You can do a fairly large quilt pretty easily with Mitchell's method. I have to admit I still prefer to let someone else do my quilting! :)
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Old 01-06-2008, 07:11 AM
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I took a class on the Cotton method and did not like it at all. Way to stiff--made 1 placemat and that was all.
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Old 01-06-2008, 01:50 PM
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Thank you for the many tips & leads which I will check out. Also I plan a trip to the library to check out whether they have some of the reference books. Thanks again.

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Old 01-06-2008, 05:07 PM
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Hi I was just into a site called How to Learn Lap Quilting .com It gives printable instructions that seem to be pretty good .You might want to have a look .Good Luck Wilma
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Old 01-10-2008, 06:23 PM
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hi yes nancy notions has a book about quilting as you go somebody cotton i forget her but you can fine it in her notions nellie
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Old 01-10-2008, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Cathe
Georgia Bonesteel is the expert on this. She calls it "Lap Quilting" - your library probably has a few of her books.
I had done a lot of baby quilts before I heard about the lap quilting class I went to first, but that was about all. The lap quilting class opened up a whole new world to me. At the time, I was a school teacher, preacher's wife and mother to five. I was a foster mother to countless others and very active in the community, so the only way quilting could work for me was to have it "portable." Lap quilting was perfectly suited to my needs. I could do a few "tops" and put them in my purse to add the batting and backing while I sat with someone in a doctor's office, attended a NEA meeting or whatever.

If you have never tried it, one thing to keep in mind is to have extra backing seam allowance (just a little bit beyond the regular size of the top block), so you can easily turn under seams after the blocks are sewn together. That last step is sometimes a tough one, but the quilts look just as pretty as whole ones.


P.S. If this scrolls across the screen, I am sorry. I tried to figure out why it was so large for me, but nothing looks different in the set-up.
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:41 AM
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Myrna I have a book on Quilting as you go...it's titled "Machine Quilting in Sections" by Marti Michell it was about 20$ online...it really helps and looks to be somewhat easy.....check it out!
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:wink: The quilt as you go is good for just about everyone. Such a good idea!!!
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:24 AM
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This is the best explanation I have found for quilt as you go... this makes a double sided quilt.


I am attaching pictures of a runner that I did during my "Three Sisters Quilting Week" (This being an annual tradition for my sisters and I that we started in 2007 :D )

I love the results... so finished and pretty. Plus when it's done... IT'S DONE!!!

The generic "fall" side

The Thanksgiving side of the runner
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Old 01-23-2008, 05:36 AM
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Your runner is so pretty and an inspiration--one of my "goals" this year is to get seasonal runners and wall quilts done. I like yours very much.
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