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Old 01-04-2008, 09:41 AM
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as I understand it, this is quilting the blocks individually prior to sewing them together. I would like to find out more about this. Is there a good book someone can recommend ? Any info appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 01-04-2008, 10:04 AM
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It can be a single block or a section of blocks. I don't know of a book, but you might try the website for Fons and Porter and see if they have a tutorial on it. There's another site that does tutorials called Brightcove. I've done one quilt that way, but I did sections of 4 blocks that made a big pinwheel. When I joined those sections, I joined them using the backing fabric and sewed right a long the raw edge of the blocks. Then I folded the backing fabric open and hand stitched down to form a sashing between the sections on the front. It turned out pretty cute, it was a baby quilt and not very big. I saw a program where they had done a queensize in quilt as you go and worked it in long strips. It looked good too.
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Old 01-04-2008, 10:12 AM
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Georgia Bonesteel is the expert on this. She calls it "Lap Quilting" - your library probably has a few of her books.
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Old 01-04-2008, 10:31 AM
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This is how I did all my quilts till i got my longarm. I can't use a frame or hoop they get in my way I like to get up close and personal with my quilting LOL. it takes alot of smoothing to keep wrinkles out but is nice when finished.
I belong to a very small quilt group and all lap quilt except one who does the hoop
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Old 01-04-2008, 10:37 AM
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here's one i've been looking for locally - may have to break down and pay shipping on it

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Old 01-04-2008, 10:53 AM
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thanks, cathe - never would have known to search under 'lap quilting'. just requested it from my library! saved me $25!
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:36 PM
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Georgia Bonsteel has a site on line that will show instructions on how to Quilt as You Go" I have made 2 Queen size quilts that way, all quilted by hand. I myself find is easier to attach 2 or 3 rows together and quilt them. Also I have found it easier to attach the borders at the same time. That I learned after doing the first queen. Right now I am working on a Yellow Brick Road queen, divided in fourth including top and bottom border and side border. I do not have a frame, so I stitch either at the table or on my lap. Hope this will help you out.
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:15 PM
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HI Myrt:
I have done one quilt in this way,it was from a book by Marti Mitchell
it is called Weekend Log Cabin quilts ,for people who don'thave time to quilt.I think there is a series of Three books by her I have two of them.
As I said I did do the Log Cabin one with great success. Hope this helps
Wilma. PS if you just type in Marti Mitchell I'm sure you will find something
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Old 01-04-2008, 02:11 PM
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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.

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Old 01-05-2008, 03:24 AM
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Sounds alot like the Betty Cotton method, Several years back I got to see a live Demo of her process. I kept getting confused on her terminology of intersections, crossroads, and etc. So I went off on my own and now I travel the interstates, and I'm very happy with my destination.
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