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Thread: How To Quilt As You Go using a whole backing and sections of the top instead of blocks

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    I used the method where you did one block at a time. I learned the hard way not to FMG to the edge of the block. I like your method better. I must try this soon.

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    Just goes to prove that great minds think alike, right? And where was your tutorial to save me all this thinking??? LOLOL Just kidding, my brain needs it's exercise more than ever these days.
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    Now my face is red
    :oops: What a twit I am. I never gave it a thought - I was so excited about working on my OWN quilt. Whew, I'm ashamed.[/quote]

    Awwwwww, noooooo, I really was teasinggg.. Please don't feel badly. If you had posted yours first then I would have been deprived of my 15 minutes of feeling like Columbus discovering the new world!!! It's such a great feeling when you figure out a solution to a problem, you just didn't want to take that away from me. Huggggggs and smilesssssss and happy quilting!!!

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    I have seen it done that way, but i don't believe it was started in the middle. the botton was rolled while they added each row starting at the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koula
    I have seen it done that way, but i don't believe it was started in the middle. the botton was rolled while they added each row starting at the top.
    Actually I start quilting from the left.
    1. I divide the quilt top into even sections. That includes
    left and right borders in the appropriate sections.
    2. I then cut the batting into sections about 1 inch larger
    than the quilt tops, (except the top and the bottom
    where I cut the batting longer to accomodate for the
    borders.) The batting is the bulkiest part of the
    sandwich and by doing it this way, the only
    fabric you have to worry about while you are quilting is
    quilt backing.
    3. I then spray baste one batting section and apply it
    to the left side of the quilt backing.
    4. Then spray that batting again and apply the quilt top.
    5. Then I quilt to within 1 inch of the edges of the section,
    except for the border, I do all the borders at the same
    time at the end.
    6. Then I take the batting for the next section and spray
    baste that and apply it to the next section of the quilt
    backing, butting the edges against the first section. I
    iron batting tape over the edges.
    7, I then stitch the two top sections together, and hold it
    back while I spray baste the top of the second section
    of batting. And them smooth the second quilt top
    section over the batting and then quilt that section.
    8. For a large quilt I usually divide it into 3 sections.
    9. When all the sections are done, I add the top and
    bottom borders and then proceed to quilt around all
    the borders Then I finish with the binding.
    Hope this is clear. I am not at a point on my present quilt that I can take pictures, and I'm not sure I would be able to figure out how to add the pictures if I had them. :-(

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    I think I should have checked my spelling etc on that last post! :oops:

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    Thanks. I will have to try this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koula
    I have seen it done that way, but i don't believe it was started in the middle. the botton was rolled while they added each row starting at the top.
    I think it would depend on what kind of sections your top is divided into. Some come naturally into nice even rows so you could do side to side or top to bottom. Mine often come into other kinds of sections due to my "unique" creativity. LOLOL
    The main thing is that you are only making one long seam with each addition.

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    Thanks, that is a great way to do it. Very clever to think of that way of doing it.

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    Thank you

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    Wildyard, I like your way of quilting your quilt. I'll try it for one of my quilts. Thanks for sharing. Eiltcoq.

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    Happy I found this tute again - I feared I had lost it...It is getting easier to find my around this new format...

    Judy in Phx

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