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Thread: Sew-as-you-go quilt question

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    bernie's Avatar
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    Does anyone know how close to the edge of the material you sew on a Sew-as-you-go quilt so that you can add another section?

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    According to this website:

    http://www.quilterscache.com/H/howto...neatatime.html

    you want to leave 1/2 to 1 inch at the edge unquilted.

    This website says to butt the batting edges, but another one I just visited suggested splitting each batting to half-height and overlaying.

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    I like the fun and done method. There is a demo at baysidequilting.com
    You can do this with any size block. Just cut your back piece 1 1/2 to 2 inches bigger all around. (a 12 1/2" finished needs a 14 1/2" back.
    Connie

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    Yes, check out the fun and done demo at baysidequilting.com, this will show you the best way to do it. I watched the demo and decided it would be a good way to make a first quilt for my 10 yr old 4H girls. I just purchased the tool they produce, because I need it to teach them. It is simply a 9.5 in square template with the 7.5 inner square cut out. You use the larger one for the backing and the smaller one for the batting and then cutting off the excess fabric from the foundation piecing onto the batting. The extra fabric is sewn together right sides together, then folded over the top of the quilt squares in rows. Not too difficult, and should be quick. It elimiates the quilt sandwiching, quilting, binding. Check it out. Pat

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    I am trying this technique without the templates... it is pretty easy, so far. I'll post a photo when I finish. Quilter 1123

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    oops, I meant 1234

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    Thank you for the information!!! :)

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