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    available blocks

    I have several blocks to choose from...some are from various Mysteries that were never completed for one reason or another, and some were just because.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    Sandwiching the the squares is the term that means temporarily securing the top square, batting, and backing by basting. There are several ways to baste your blocks.

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    Here is a picture of several squares I have sandwiched and ready for quilting. I used a spray baste.

    Spray bastes should be used in a well ventilated area. If you are in a small enclosed sewing room you might consider spraying your fabrics outside or in the garage. Do not use spray bastes around small children for they may inadvertently inhale the spray adhesive. I sew in a very large living area with several ceiling fans going and the windows opened. So you will see my pictures are taken inside.

    I spread out a large piece of fabric I have set aside for just this purpose. You can use and old sheet also. When I am done with all my spray basting I can then wash and dry the fabric or sheet and put it away for the next use. The over spray washes out easily.

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    Hold the can 8 to 10 inches from the fabric and spray lightly. You do not want a heavy spray this could cause problems and gunk up you needle and machine when you are ready to sew. After you spray the fabric touch it to make sure that is is slightly tacky.

    From this point you can do several different steps in different ways.

    This is how I did it. I then carefully centered my top square onto the batting adhesive side down. Make sure not to over stretch the fabric on the batting, this could cause puckering or bunching later. Smooth the fabric over the batting gently. If the batting goes down wonky or has a crease you can simply and carefully pull the fabric back off the batting and re position it as you need to achieve a smooth centered top piece on your batting. I then apply a warm iron to heat set the adhesive.
    Be gentle and lite with the iron. Pick up and set the iron down on the fabric instead of using a back and forth motion. Then I spray the backing in the same manner as the front and apply in the same manner. I now have a quilt square sandwich ready to machine or hand quilt.

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    Would anyone else like to chime in and share with us the other methods of sandwiching or basting the three layers together????

    I will stop here for tonight and tomorrow will share another step that can be very helpful after sandwiching and before quilting... Can anyone guess what that will be???

    Have a wonderful evening Ladies... Oh and In the spirit of the olympics and an inspiration to start in. Im giving a honorary virtual gold, silver, and bronze medals to the first three who post their orphaned blocks sandwiched and ready for the next step. I wonder will it be USA or Canucks or one of our other international friends.
    I just wanted to say that I have that same iron and love it !! Nice and heavy yet lots of quilty features.

    I already to QAYG but plan to join in to see what other methods you know that I may not (and perhaps vice versa). I just can't afford to send my quilts to a longarmer and it's just too hard for me to quilt a big top on my domestic machine.

    I've already learned a tip from you - this ironing tip once sandwiched. I usually press the block and backing first then once I sandwich each side, I just spread out with my hands. I guess I didn't realize a little heat will set the adhesive.
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    I actually have a Christmas project that has been at the "quilted blocks" stage for a couple of years. I keep forgetting it's sitting in a different closet. Maybe I'll dig that out and get that finished for a gift this year. I used another set of blocks (again never finished) as the backing (don't even remember the design) to create a Christmas / non-Christmas type of quilt....all you have to do is turn it over for a different quilt.
    Life's More Fun with a Doxie !!
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    Count me in. I have never done any QAYG
    Fran from Saskatchewan

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    QuitE, what is the count US vs. Canucks?

    Linda

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    Liz92B - Thanks for posting a link for the 505 Spray. Also pictured are the Sulky2000 spray and the June Tailor brand. Your Irish Braid block looks ideal for the Medallion QAYG which I will be starting to post once we finish with discussions on this first QAYG method. The 3 inch PP blocks would be ideal for this first project as we all get our feet wet.

    Ronda - Love your blocks, Great Selection.

    Sunrise450 - Phyllis Welcome Aboard. Will look forward to seeing which blocks you select for your first project.

    SewExtremeSeams - Welcome Aboard. You and your Sunbonnet Sues squares will have lots of fun with us. And Im sure your GD will be excited to receive the quilt.

    Vickig626 - I'm glad you are joining us. I will be covering a quilt project in the future that is a QAYG reversible quilt. I invite you to share what you are working on with us also . So we all may learn from you also. If you already have done a tutorial on it, please provide us with the link. Learning from each other is always the best way to go in my book.

    Fran Foss - Welcome on board. Looking forward to seeing your project blocks.

    If anyone has used the Sulky 2000 adhesive spray. I would love to hear some reviews on it.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Jenniky - would it be feasible to edit/update post #1 with the actual tutorial posts, e.g.
    . . . . msg#32 - sandwiching your blocks
    . . . . msg#xx - next tutorial
    so that they are easier to find when my house cools down!!
    Liz / Calgary

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    I am blogging each tutorial entry. Check in my signature for a link to the blog you can subscribe to that if you wish and find only my tutorial posts. Also once I have finished one project I will be making a complete Tutorial and post it into the Tutorial Section of the Quilting Board. I hope this is helpful for you.
    Have an awesome day!

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    sweeeeeeet!
    Liz / Calgary

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    I think I will join this group. I have lots of swap blocks that need to be made into a quilt. I have tried Sullivan's quilting basting spray. I have not had a problem with it.

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    jenniky -

    the wonderdots are my own creation, lol. I dont think its an item you can get seperately. I use the scraps from varioous projects with wonderunder used, aqs tend to have little bits a ieces of unused wonderunder left pover. Trim them down tot he size i want and voila - wonder dots for things like quick basting.

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    Ssnare - Welcome Aboard. I look forward to seeing the blocks you pick out for your QAYG Orphaned block Project. Thanks you for your review on the Sullivan's quilting basting spray.

    Vagabondindigo - Your are most correct. I couldn't find anything on wonder dots. So what we are looking at is using the scraps from double sided fusible pellon to make small "SAY, Dime or Nickle size dots to use as a baste to hold your layers together? Are there any pros and cons to using this method. Have you found that the size of your square you are holding together plays a part in the success?? I think this is a great idea and Im sure going to explore it.
    Have an awesome day!

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    vagabondindigo, the wonderdots are such a great idea! I will have to give that a try.

    Linda

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    SewExtremeSeams - Please share your results and thoughts on the method with us once you have given it a try.

    The more we share our sewing experiences the more we learn. So I will continue to encourage everyone to give input to our discussions. I am adding a little more information to the steps and pictures of quilting the blocks then I originally had planned. I want to include covering a little information on a walker foot and FMQ foot(darning foot). Remember if at anytime you want to look at just the posts of the tutorials you can click on the link to my blog in my signature. I am blogging all of the tutorial posts. Thanks Ladies.
    Have an awesome day!

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    I too use the Sullivan's spray & boy do I like it.
    Bev
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    I think I'll try it. I am feeling the need to make a prayer quilt for an old friend. I could work on this while on break from FMQ the QOV that's just going to the machine. I'll have to set up another machine, but that's no problem. Warning, it will be VERY simple - nothing fancy on this one. I'm depending on color to make it desirable.

    vagabondindigo, would little pieces of the Stitch Witchery sold by the yard work? Then you don't have to deal with the paper backing.

    The only QAYG I've done was a Log Cabin done in the manner where you put the strips right on the sandwiched backing and batting. Made a great handwork project, but when I realized it'd be years before I finished a quilt, I put some together in fours and sold them as wallhangings to raise money for mission work. That was a while back.

    Here we go. Off to grab and cut some strips. I have my background - just need 22x3" scraps.

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    Too late to edit - Jenniky- this quilt will be set on point. Will I treat the setting triangles like a block after the square blocks are finished ?
    Judy

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    Im going to say yes right off the top of my head if you are using the current method Im showing. I would need to have a gander at a picture of the finished quilt. Depending on the size of your triangles you might want to quilt and over sized square and then cut your triangle pieces out from the quilted block then attach them to your quilted blocks set on point. This is a variation on the current method I am using. I have not tried it yet. But if you just give me a picture of and example of a finished quilt using the pattern I can give you some pointers from what I have learned.
    Have an awesome day!

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    running to catch up,,,,,,,,,,,,,caught someones shirttail,,,,,,,,,,I want to play toooooooooo

    and for the tally...my Dad was born in London, Ontario,Canada.....sooooo

    'cept I was born in Southern California

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    ok they are layered and basted and quilted but the only medal I am eliqible for is one made out of recycled grocery bags because I got them this far 10+ years ago and forgot about them

    yikes!! the pattern reciept was in the bag...it was 20 years ago
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    Thank you for the quick reply. I have no picture except in my head - I said this one is simple. We'll just wing it together. I have very little quilting experience - 1 1/2 years - but I'm brave around a SM, so I 'm not worried. I have done three on point quilts, so I understand the concept. My first quilt was on point with partial seams.

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    Have a wonderful evening Ladies... Oh and In the spirit of the olympics and an inspiration to start in. Im giving a honorary virtual gold, silver, and bronze medals to the first three who post their orphaned blocks sandwiched and ready for the next step. I wonder will it be USA or Canucks or one of our other international friends.

    Sunliten you definitely get an honorable mention though for posting the first completed sandwiches even if they have been sitting around 20 years.. LOL It will be awesome to see it finally completed
    Have an awesome day!

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    A Special Welcome to fellow Canucks ... FranFoss and Chatonne40!!
    Always good to have more Canadians here (and throughout the QB!)



    SewExS ... Heck, I don't know .. just having fun with it, and seriously, not keeping count!
    IMHO we're all in this together in Quiltdom and no International borders!!!




    Sulky Basting Spray... have never heard of it.
    Nor the Sullivan's that was mentioned.
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    Having a fibro week so haven't got a thing done, lol. Will hope to catch up asap tho. I'm following with the reading at least!
    Linda Wedge White

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    A Special Welcome to fellow Canucks ... FranFoss and Chatonne40!!
    Always good to have more Canadians here (and throughout the QB!)



    SewExS ... Heck, I don't know .. just having fun with it, and seriously, not keeping count!
    IMHO we're all in this together in Quiltdom and no International borders!!!




    Sulky Basting Spray... have never heard of it.
    Nor the Sullivan's that was mentioned.
    oh... I was relying on you... oh well! We'll have fun anyway.

    Found my Sunbonnet Sue blocks (36 of them)... so tomorrow i will post a photo. I think I have had those done for over a year, so it's about time I made the quilt before Ruby gets too old to appreciate them.

    Linda

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