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    Quote Originally Posted by dublb View Post
    Awesome, Jenni! I never would have thought ta put the battin' in after the front sashin' was sewed on. It makes total sense.
    The control valve went out on my hot water heater last night. DH is replacin' the whole hot water heater tanight. We will never buy a Whirlpool (sp?) again. This is the second one in 2 years. At least it didn't burst!
    How awful that you have had to replace your water heater so soon.. I thought those things were suppose to last like ten to twenty years? Its awesome that your DH has the skills to install the new one, otherwise I can imagine the cost would be horrible.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Jenniky - this is an interesting method but I think I'm a bit confused (my brain - not your instructions). Let me see if I understand .....

    These connecting strips / sashing are wider than a typical sashing (say more than inch or so). Because of this, I need to "create" a quilt sandwich section.

    I attach the front sashing and the back sashing like the 1st method. Where I got confused -- is the back piece folded like the 1st method than stitched down? if so, is the folding really necessary? or can I just fold over a small section to create the finished edge. After that, I do the quilting on that small sashing section?

    I'll have to try this on a scrap and see if I'm understanding it but my brain just isn't processing it. That's the problem with fibro - it messes with the processing center of the brain. Learning something new is VERY hard but once I've learned it, I never forget. Weird, huh?
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    dublib - sorry to hear of your heater issue. We are dealing with the same thing. Ours started leaking (apparently for a while) but didn't realize it until a couple days ago. Now, we're dealing with the moisture people, plumber, carpenter (to replace the rotted board (which is why we think it had been leaking a while), AND the insurance adjuster.

    Feel for ya !! Wish hubby was still healthy (has severe COPD) so he could do the job and save us a ton of money.

    And, like you, we went through this 5 years ago this month. Thought we wouldn't have to deal with this problem so soon.
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    Ok, I copied the instructions into Word so I can print out and keep in a binder. While going through it again, it made more sense. But I'm still curious about folding the back sashing piece in half and if it is really necessary.

    I need to find one of those little glue bottles.
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    Well, I have not worked on my sister's surprise in a couple of days, but it is better than half done and I have 3 months until Christmas so there is no problem. I have actually been making Christmas bags, and reading Nancy Drew. Since I am going through my second childhood, I figure I can get away with it.
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    Hello Ladies, I finished up the reversible table topper this morning. Hubby just finished cleaning the garage so we are going out for a late lunch. I will post the last part of the tutorial when I come back. Vicki in answer to your question. Yes you do not have to use a complete fold if you would like to save on material. The way I did it was based on the formula I am using to figure out my sashing size and its just a whole lot easier for me. I dont have to mess with perfecting my fold under seams.. Thats just me. Other than the basting I did everything on the machine. Including both sides of the binding. Here are the finished pictures... bbl after lunch with the tute.

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    QAYG HOLIDAY Reversible TABLE TOPPER

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    Pin the front sashing onto the front side with right sides together. Pin the back folded sashing to the back side raw edges together. Then sew a 1/4" seam.

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    Sew the second section to the front sashing only. right sides together.

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    Measure your sashing ditch. As you did on the vertical sashings. Cut your batting piece to fit in the canal.

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    Make sure there is no bunching and then baste down both sides of batting to keep it from sliding in the canal.

    Conclusion in the next post.
    Last edited by Jenniky; 09-06-2012 at 01:17 PM.
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    Jenniky...I'm going to add borders...I want to learn that part, also. Thanks again!
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    Thanks, Vicki...Sorry you're having problems. I, also, have fibro and know how it feels. I've really enjoyed learning this QAYG method. I've just been so busy and have a lot to catch up on. Hope you feel better.
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    QAYG HOLIDAY Reversible TABLE TOPPER

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    As we did with the vertical sashings we now run a thin line of glue to hold the
    back sashing flap in place while we flip it over and sew it closed from the front side sashing .
    Below is the finished front side and Back side of the Topper.

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    Formula for figuring your front and back sashings. (This is only if you are using the folding method. )

    [ Final width of Sashing ] + [ 1/2"] = Width of top Sashing.

    [ Final width of Top Sashing * 2 ] + [ 3/4"] = Width to cut back Sashing.
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    Formula for figuring your front and back sashings. (This is only if you are using the folding method. )

    [ Final width of Sashing ] + [ 1/2"] = Width of top Sashing.

    [ Final width of Top Sashing * 2 ] + [ 3/4"] = Width to cut back Sashing.

    EXAMPLE using the formula.

    Front Sashing > [The Final Width of my Sashing will be 4 inches.] + [1/2"] = 4- 1/2" width

    Back Sashing > [ 4" x 2] + [ 3/4" ] = 8- 3/4" width


    Hope this helps clarify a bit more.
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    Jenni - Clear as a bell, both tut & formula! Thanks so much! I bought some orphan blocks at an estate sale taday. I plan on doin' some o' 'em QAYG at the retreat I'm goin' to on Wed.
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    Jenniky - Thinking about it, folding the back sashing in half would definitely make it more precise. And, yes, trying to fold over a small section of fabric would probably be a real "pain".... your suggested method just makes more sense. Thanks!
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    Good Morning everyone. It looks like everyone has a great handle on the Block by Block QAYG method and variations using the sashing inserts. So the next QAYG method Im going to be learning and sharing is one which will not work with orphaned blocks. My thinking is the next couple of weeks I will be reviewing the method and will start working on the new QAYG project. I will share the stages and steps of what Im working on at the end of September beginning October time frame so if I run into trouble with this new method I resolve any mishaps before presenting it to the thread. Of all of the QAYG methods this particular one has been the most puzzling. So this will be a big challenge and achievement for me to be able to present this particular method. Im up for it and lookin forward to moving on to this new QAYG method.

    Im not quite sure what to name this particular method. So will not give it a name at the moment. It is necessary that the fabric squares are precut to a specific size. This is about as much as I can share about the process at the moment.

    I hope everyone is still enjoying following along. As I am enjoying all of us sharing and learning together.
    Personally I am having a little less time to quilt as autumn brings a whole list of events that I have to attend to and also I have started working with a new physician and a chiropractor for my back and hip problems. As I know everyone else has their own trillion projects ongoing and we all have life events to attend to I hope we can all continue to share our projects, comments and input on all our QAYG projects on this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vickig626 View Post
    Jenniky - Thinking about it, folding the back sashing in half would definitely make it more precise. And, yes, trying to fold over a small section of fabric would probably be a real "pain".... your suggested method just makes more sense. Thanks!
    Good to know it was helpful for you Vicki ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dublb View Post
    Jenni - Clear as a bell, both tut & formula! Thanks so much! I bought some orphan blocks at an estate sale taday. I plan on doin' some o' 'em QAYG at the retreat I'm goin' to on Wed.

    Have fun at your Retreat. I was suppose to go to a retreat this weekend. But am not going to be able to attend until my back is in better condition to be traveling.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Oh, so sorry you will miss your retreat Jenniky. I know you were looking forward to it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieG View Post
    Oh, so sorry you will miss your retreat Jenniky. I know you were looking forward to it!
    So sorry you can't go to your retreat and that your back isn't better so you can travel! Praying for you!
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    JeanineG and Yayaquilts thank you so much for your kind words.

    How is everyone's projects going? Was a beautiful day here in Portage,Indiana. I spent the day outside micro managing (according to my youngest DD.) the yearly tree trimming and yard work. Tomorrow I'm looking forward to a full day of quilting.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Hi Jenn, Charlotte here, I'm still hanging around. Toby got digitized by one of our own friends on the board. He is so cute embroidered, and he can have applique as well, that little sweetie! I worked on my customer quilts today and accomplished a lot so I am getting back to toby tonite. Also have some blocks to start on another little wallhanging using our QAYG method. I love it!
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    I'm still here too. Lost almost a whole week of sewing due to the water tank issue. Working on my commissioned work for the local hospital shop. It seems there's always something getting in the way of having fun.
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Size:  675.4 KBI'm so excited!!! I found this at the antique store that I work in. Only $6.50. I love it because it's Christmas trees and old looking fabrics. No quilting or label. Wonder what stories it could tell.
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    Wow, that was a good buy! Beautiful!
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    Everose that tree skirt is great. It looks like maybe the tree blocks were paper pieced. What a really fun design.
    Have an awesome day!

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    I reallyyyyyyyyyyyy LOVE your tree skirt. If you figure out the pattern, it would be great if you shared it with us. Hugs and smilessssss!
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