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    Qayg ?

    I just finished a QAYG quilt and I had lots of trouble lining up the center sashing when adding the rows. I was just wondering if anyone knows of a super duper, never fail method for doing this. It isn't too, too bad but still I would like them to line up. Also on the blocks when sashing them together I can't seem to get the seams of the strips to match up. These were all made using 2 1/2" strips on an 11" block but even when I was putting them together I noticed that the very end strip was different sizes.
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    It is very sharp looking.
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    Oh I wouldn't worry about the strips not matching up since you have a skinny sashing strip in between them. Your quilt looks great!!!

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    Love your quilt!!!

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    very nice looking quilt
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    I do like this quilt. Very bright colors, I love that. I will have to add to my list.

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    I have done this process also and mine never match up perfect or come out exact size either but no one other than me ever notices.......just picture yourself riding by it on a galloping horse and you will never notice it. And no such thing as quilt police! I think your quilt turned out fantastic!!!!! I love it and it looks great.
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    Hello Blackberry,

    It's a lovely quilt, and a really smart sewing machine too.

    When assembling large panels of blocks with the QAYG method, you might like to try using clothes pegs to hold the large sections together. This way you can line up the joins. Match up the joins in the middle of the quilt first, and then work away from the middle to each side. Pins or safety pins just aren't strong enough to hold the big sections together. Here is a link to a blog post I did showing this.
    http://www.lizzielenard-vintagesewin...-not-pins.html

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    That is a very nice quilt.
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    it looks great. but i know what you mean... i had trouble lining up with the sashing, too. i found that lots of pins helps
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    I think your being to hard on yourself. Your quilt is very pretty. I think it looks great. You did a good job.
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    Very pretty, and you did a wonderful job,
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Beautiful job and everything looks lined up to me. I agree with gramqlts, there are no quilt police! I really like the finished quilt a lot.

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    I love your quilt! It's beautiful and looks lined up to me! Great job!

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    I don't usually like this pattern but yours is very pretty. Did you re-measure the blocks after you finished each one? I find that they change size, and sometimes, they change shape too, after you get them finished.

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    I agree with others about the blocks becoming distorted after quilting and I will check out Muvs blog. Your quilt is beautiful.
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    It looks good to me! I think you did a super job.
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    Came out great the way it is!
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    Beautiful quilt. I use lots of pins but I like the peg tip.
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    I'm doing a string quilt as you go right now. I have two rows done but I am not putting the sashing in-between the blocks and rows. I wanted the squares to line up with each other. I sew the front frabric together and then just fold over the backing fabric and machine stitch it down. I saw it on a video and decided that was what I wanted to do. I guess everyone does things differently. Maybe, if I ever do another quilt as you go, I will put the sashing in. For this quilt I think it looks better without.

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    ​Super hint using the clothes pins, AKA pegs in the UK. Thanks Muv for a great idea.
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    You've done a great job on this quilt!

    I use QAYG exclusively mainly because I hate the quilting process on a large quilt and trying to maneuver it around. Don't worry about it matching up perfectly...no one else really sees it.
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    Looks great to me, very sharp looking.

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    Your quilt is awesome. I think you done a fantastic job on it. I always square up my blocks again after I quilt them. They will sometimes get wonky on you. Then add the sashing between them to make into rows. When I want to sash the rows together, I add the sashing to one side & then I lay one row on top of the first row, tops facing each other & aline it to the sashing. Then I fold down the top row just past the sashing & line the sashing that is between the blocks up & pin then fold back down & sew. Never had trouble with them lining up this way. Hope I explained it okay.

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    Wow, very pretty! Yep, would like to do one of these.

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