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    I love this board! We share so much!
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    Wow ladies some great info. I like all of the ideas for the bottles. I have been a very busy lady and this August 15th I will have the Outer Sashing Tutorial Ready to post. I'm hoping to see some more finished centers posted before than.

    It's always a great day for QUILTING!
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    I have been following along with this thread but won't be putting my orphan blocks together for awhile. I am working on a queen sized quilt that I really want to get finished before I start another project. I know that I am different from a lot of quilters in that I don't like to have too many things going at once!

    I am a big fan of glue basting! I glue baste quilt sandwiches together all of the time. I've used it on bindings, lining up seams & appliqué. I am not a big fan of hand work!

    I just ordered those bottles & tips from Overstock.com- thanks Evie for the info. And big thanks to Jenniky for this great tutorial!

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    Here is part of what I got done today, the 14 blocks I have are quilted, and here is a picture of my first attempt of putting blocks together:
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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Jenniky, Roxanne Baste it might have the tip you are looking for when using liquid glue. I bought mine for the great tip and it works so nicely. Here's a link so you can see the tip. http://www.amazon.com/Roxanne-Glue-B...+glue+baste+it
    The tip works great...BUT I SUGGEST WASHING IT OUT WITH HOT WATER AFTER EACH USE. I put this in caps because it's very important. If you don't, you will have a clogged tip & it will be very hard to wash & unplug. Take it from one who knows! I use the liquid occassionally. Mostly I use the cheapest glue sticks I can find. No need to heat set...after about 5 minutes the glue is dry & good to go. I've never had any issues with anything on my needle or feed dogs. And if you get some on the fabric showing, just a damp cloth will take it right out. For me, it's definately the way to go!

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    Well, I finished my center so far. It is not anything to brag about though. I tried to match the vertical lines, one matches and one doesn't. I did a hem stitch on the sashings because it looked like the stitching would not be on the lines of the front of the quilt. I made a mistake the first time I tried to put 2 blocks together and stitched the back sashing to the wrong side of the block. I did not press it towards the next block. So, I had to take the seam out. I will post a picture tomorrow.

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    MaggieMay - Hello, hello . . I also want to invite you to share your QAYG experiences with us and participate in the discussions. And Questions are always welcomed.

    Charlottemarie - I love your Halloween Blocks. I notice your blocks are not trimmed and squared prior to you making your first sash joining. If you are following different QAYG variation that is great. My concern is if you are trying to follow the technique I am currently sharing. You possibly could run into some problems with not trimming and squaring up your quilted squares before attaching them with the sashing strips. The advantage of doing the trimming and squaring step is the ability to smoothly align your square edges nicely butted up against each other. And your corners to match up. This is important to aligning your vertical sashing strips when you begin to attach the rows. Keep us posted on your progress.. with your Halloween QAYG quilt.

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    VickiM - Great Input

    Ssnare - I look forward to seeing your completed center today.


    Everyone - I would hope that my pointing out or asking questions in regards to our shared progress does not offend anyone. I would never want to do that. Our pictures and posts are the avenue for which we can interact in our virtual classroom thread. I want to be sensitive to the individual learning process and at the same time be helpful. Mistakes are part of the learning process. I Personally have become very adept at picking out seams and resewing. I try to share my mistakes as well as my successes with everyone because I know that awareness of a potential mistake helps to give me that extra mental nudge to avoid making the same or similar mistake when I am ready to try. This is why I also invite input on my shared Steps. (so called Tutorials) It seems easier for sharing to be called that. As I said in the beginning I really don't like to call what I am sharing a tutorial because I am just sharing my attempt at recreating what I have read, and learned via watching others instruction. I will continue to encourage to everyone to share their learning efforts and input. We have a wonderful virtual learning center here on the QB and I'm very pleased to be a part of it and that in this process I am learning as much from you ladies as you may be learning from me. I just want to be clear of not offending anyone. I write and respond off the top of my head. I write as if I'm speaking... more or less. So other than editing glaring mis-spellings. I can't say that I put a lot of thought into what I am writing ... I am just sharing my thoughts and experiences. I am counting as much on you Ladies to help me as I want to help you. When I am posting the tutorials, again I am just taking pictures as I do each step and then I relate to you what I did along the process along with any extra tidbits of info I have read or experienced. I write all of this because we are not in a physical classroom and those extra laid back stance of the body, light tone in voice, and smile don't always translate through words. Gasp, Charlottemarie what Im trying to say .... Is I just want to help you. Am I? or Did I just splat myself on the ground as I fumble the ball.?
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    Thanks for the testing and comments. Thought I'd try it but since I do have a higher-end machine, I'll stick with my basting spray to be on the safe side.
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    Jenniky - You explained yourself well. I also noticed the joined blocks were a little off so helping fellow quilters learn this cool technique is important to learn it correctly. As I've mentioned before, I've been using this specific technique for over 2 years now and as long as I'm doing it correctly, my quilts turn out nice and square (or rectangle LOL) as you can see with my t-shirt quilt posted earlier.

    Although I'm working on some other projects I need to get done (small stuff - not quilts), I'll take some time today and take pics of some of my other stuff (including the Christmas blocks I want to finish with this group) and post later.

    The one great tip I've picked up from jenniky is the stitching down the edges around the blocks. I haven't done this before but it makes total sense and will definitely eliminate some of the problems I've run into.

    Keep up the great work everyone!! You'll love this process once you get the hang of it. And, Jenniky, thank you for doing this.
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    Thanks Vicki for your reassurance. Being my first time hosting a thread ya'll know I worry. I have taken some pictures of the QAYG squares I am working on today. The pictures hopefully will give a better view of the prepped squares then I showed before with the Purple Pixie QAYG project. These squares are for a quilt I have dubbed my PINK NIGHTMARE quilt.

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    It is very important to match up sections and either pin them in place prior to sewing. Or as we have been learning about the uses of glue basting. You can glue baste your strips in place prior to sewing them to prevent them from shifting off alignment. I hope this is helpful and clearer than my first post regarding the squaring up and matching process.
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    Here is my center so far.
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    Nice job ssnare!
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    Great job Snare. Your quilt is coming together so very nicely.
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    Thank you ladies. I have 14 smaller star blocks that I think I will add to this quilt, after we learn about the borders. So, maybe I will try an alternative method for QAYG when that tutorial comes along. I also have some batik star blocks. Who knows what will be next.

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    Those really look great ssnare! I wish I was in a position to start mine. I'm still try to play catch up on my Pony Club Blocks, Calendar BOM, and another BOM I doing!

    Jenniky - I, for one, really appreciate your time in helping us along this QAYG process. I'm learning so much and have not even tried it yet!
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    I appreciate your input. I was hanging on to that space for batting, but that is what I didn't understand. It looks bad so I am going to trim them all. Thanks, Will get back to you later with hopefully a better looking block. Don't mind telling me, I am learning from you and I appreciate your help so much. You are going to save me a lot of longarm fees which my husband is greatly appreciative of as well.
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    Thanks JeanieG for you encouragement.

    I was pondering the glue basting. I had a thought about something I commented on and then also Vickig626 replied in way of comment. I have been shopping for a high end machine. Trying to decide which, what and so forth I like the best in the various models. With this thinking in mind. Will I feel confident enough using glue products around a two thousand plus dollar high end machine. Off the top of my head Im screaming no....but I would not hold that as a truth down the line as I become more comfortable and adept at using glue products with care and a bit more precision. (NO GUNKING)

    It has become so automatic for me to Spray Adhesive or Now Glue with Liquid or STick Baste before I am quilting. Im forgetting that I also have other options. So I decided it was only fair that since I have showed these glue basting techniques to also Share some Quilting using Pins to baste (hold) the fabric in place prior to quilting. *** This is the time for all you ladies who don't care for glues and adhesive sprays to give your positive input on methods not involving Glue Products.*** Question: Would the Wonder Under Scrap use Idea be considered a glue product?????


    I started Pinning my sandwiched quilt block at #1 in the middle, Then I moved to #2 and pin around in the secondary area. Finally I placed pins in the four outer corners and then in the middle of all outer edges.

    Once I had completed these pinning steps. I ran a stitch around the edges of my quilt sandwich as we have done with all the other methods.

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    I left the pins in and started my quilting in the corner of the middle square. I removed the pins as I worked my way out.

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    Here is the front and back of my completed sandwiched and squared quilt square.

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    RESULTS: It actually took me less time from start to finish. Quilting this square.

    Discussion: How do you think the different methods I have shared compare in my finished squares. I'm going to wait and see what you ladies have to say before; before I reveal my findings. Im excited to hear your thoughts, comments and experienced insight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charlottemarie View Post
    I appreciate your input. I was hanging on to that space for batting, but that is what I didn't understand. It looks bad so I am going to trim them all. Thanks, Will get back to you later with hopefully a better looking block. Don't mind telling me, I am learning from you and I appreciate your help so much. You are going to save me a lot of longarm fees which my husband is greatly appreciative of as well.
    Charlotemarie- Thank you so much for checking back in with me. I have been going to town quilting my orphaned blocks and they are thrilled. Some of them never thought to see the light of day again because they were what I call my learner blocks and I didn't deem any of them worthy of going into a quilt that would have to go to long arm service and as it was; I was really struggling quilting the few lap and youth size quilts I have pieced. Now "NO "SQUARE" WILL BE LEFT BEHIND...um or in the closet!"
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    Discussion: How do you think the different methods I have shared compare in my finished squares. I'm going to wait and see what you ladies have to say before.

    I am going to guess. I have tried pinning a whole quilt, starting in the middle, then pinning from the middle outwards to the edge. And it seems to bunch up towards the outside. I have not tried the glue method yet, but I bet that method made your blocks come out the best. Then the first method that you talked about was the second runner up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssnare View Post
    Discussion: How do you think the different methods I have shared compare in my finished squares. I'm going to wait and see what you ladies have to say before.

    I am going to guess. I have tried pinning a whole quilt, starting in the middle, then pinning from the middle outwards to the edge. And it seems to bunch up towards the outside. I have not tried the glue method yet, but I bet that method made your blocks come out the best. Then the first method that you talked about was the second runner up.
    Good try!

    Since we have begun our learning journey on this thread. Actually for QAYG I have decided that spray basting adhesives have fallen to the bottom of the list for my personal preferences. At the moment there are two runner ups for my preference in basting... Also I believe there is another method I have yet to share. If no one posts the difference in my squares by tomorrow afternoon. I'll give a hint. LOL... Mystery, Intrigue.. Alright I heard someone's eyeballs rolling!
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    I'm going to guess that the pinning was the one that you liked the best. My reason is that with the glues, you had to press each one before you could start quilting. It would be faster to pin. In looking at the blocks, they all turned out about the same. I am just surprised that you used straight pins. I probably would use the quilting pins. I'd stick myself for sure trying to quilt with the straight ones. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieG View Post
    I'm going to guess that the pinning was the one that you liked the best. My reason is that with the glues, you had to press each one before you could start quilting. It would be faster to pin. In looking at the blocks, they all turned out about the same. I am just surprised that you used straight pins. I probably would use the quilting pins. I'd stick myself for sure trying to quilt with the straight ones. LOL
    You are correct on the pinning. Yes I like the fact that I dont have all the extra ironing. I did not think I was seeing any shrinkage in my batting. However, My pinned blocks are puffier for sure. I have been using the polyester setting on my iron also. So I really had not noticed a difference until I placed all the different methods of basting finished squares next to each other and compared the level of loft taking into account the stitches per square.

    I know that the 100% polyester is notorious for shrinkage; but I purchased a huge roll of the low loft polyester batting from JoAnns for like 19.00 on sale. I wanted a cheap batting for learning with my orphaned squares. I had been using the more expensive warm and natural batting. I cant say that the results would of been the same if I used a higher quality batting.

    I keep forgetting to order or purchase them. I was looking at those tips you can put on end of the pins. I've seen that many people post good reviews on them. But yes, JeanieG I have to be extra careful to not poke myself.

    I have tried pin basting a complete quilt with safety pins. I experienced many frustrating problems. Then I was introduced to the adhesive spray and had great success. So I suppose you can say I got stuck on adhesive spray (PUN INTENDED!) Most of the QAYG tutorials I reviewed used the spray baste so naturally I would follow suit. Now though, using the pinning method with the individual squares, is FASTER, CLEANER, LESS IRONING and I get the same if not maybe better results when using low quality batting. The KEY though is once I get everything smooth before I start quilting - I need to machine baste around the edges of the square. This really makes a big difference. Either if I am quilting from the center outward or from one corner outward. If I have bunching at the edges I can easily pull out the machine basting and smooth out the fabric and then resew around the edges prior to attaching the squares together. So far I have had really great results. Great Job JeanieG.

    I hope there will still be more discussion on this subject. I would love to hear other opinions and experiences and results.
    Have an awesome day!

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    QAYG Samples

    Hope the attachments get posted ok.

    This will be the Christmas QAYG project that has been sitting around for around 3 years now. The scary part is that I have all the connecting strips and binding all ready to go so I'm more than half done with this one. I think I did 1 or 2 QAYG projects prior to this one.

    As you can see on the quilting, you can experiment a little. Since I was still pretty new at this technique, I used straight lines.
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    Interesting results Jenniky. I really like your samples with using the pins. Though I haven't started on my blocks yet, I will have to go with one of the glue methods or spray basting as my arthritic hands will not handle pinning with the curved pins or straight sewing pins. My hands ache for quite a few days afterwards when just working on small quilts with pins. I am very thankful for 505 spray and am hoping I will be happy with little dots of liquid glue for basting. I have tried stick glue but it isn't my favorite.

    Beautiful QAYG Christmas blocks Vicki.
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    Combination QAYG Technique

    This is a quilt I just finished for my SIL. I used a new technique for the main section then the traditional one (what we're learning now) to attach the borders.

    I don't want to be limited to only quilt patterns that can use the connecting strips so want to learn other variations which I'm sure Jenniky will cover as time goes by.

    This technique is a bit harder to work with because you're working with larger chunks of sandwiches but is still do-able.

    I'm only posting this now to show that you can use different techniques to complete the quilt. Besides, I'm quite proud of this quilt since it's 95% made from scraps and not cut-down fabrics. The only fabric I had to buy was the border.
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