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Old 05-14-2010, 08:19 AM
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Would any one like to help me understand the quilt as you go process?
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:38 AM
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Basically, you work on one square at a time., top, batting and backing sandwiched together. You do the quilting, leaving aseam allowance on the edges. Then you can join the blocks together, either with or without sashing. After machine sewing the top part of the blocks together, you handsew the back seams . At least that is the way I did it. It makes it easier because you don't have to work with such big pieces when quilting. Don'/t even need a hoop! Did that help you?
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:55 AM
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Bayside Quilting.com has a tutorial on the fun and done method that is easy and no sewing extra strips or handsewing.

http://www.baysidequilting.com/store...idCategory=284
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:05 AM
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I did this on my last quilt. It was really easy. I think I will do this again.
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:15 AM
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I have done a few of these and love the technique,using the Fun and Done patterns. These quilts are completed in a flash and are wonderful. I adapted this technique to complete a signature quilt for a retiring co-worker. I am pleased with the results, and not having another project end up as a UFO.
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:21 AM
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Instead of wrestling a king size quilt into the small throat of a domestic machine, You are assembling and quilting the blocks, attatching these into rows, and when all of the rows are completed, you have a finished quilt top.
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:56 AM
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I have done several quilts with this message because I have a pinched nerve in my neck which gives me a lot of trouble and managing a big quilt for free motion is not easy for me. Also I make so many quilt tops it is too expensive to have them quilted by someone else. I have learned to adapt almost any pattern to the quilt as yo go method. You do have to think before you do. I try to plan out how the quilt is going together, for instance if it has a medallion in the middle I will sandwich and quilt that first, then add the top and bottom borders after piecing or whatever, then the side borders and just keep working out from the center. Also I have found the thinner, more compact batting makes FMQ much easier. I use Hobbs Thermore Polyester batting.
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:42 AM
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Thank you so much for the tuturial! I am going to use that method on my next quilt. It sure beats wrestling with a big quilt or paying over $100 to have it quilted.
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Thanks! This really is an awesome board!
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Old 05-14-2010, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Up North
Bayside Quilting.com has a tutorial on the fun and done method that is easy and no sewing extra strips or handsewing.

http://www.baysidequilting.com/store...idCategory=284
This is the method I use. It is so easy. But I use any quilt pattern I want. Do all your measuring the way they say for batting and backing. Now put any quilt square on the batting and pin and quilt it any way you want. Now you finish it up the way they described. Once you do one you will see how easy they are. No hand sewing. Here are two pics of quilts I have done with this method. Please remember I am a beginning quilter with disabilities. Be easy on me.

Kind of a Log Cabin for a friends GS
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Dresden plate for a friends GD
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