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    QAYG w/ a wide pieced sash

    There are many, many ways to QAYG. This is the way I came up w/ to do this quilt w/ wider pieced sashing strips. It is working well for me, but I haven't started the long ones yet. I don't anticipate any problems just will need to be vigilant about keeping true seam allowance.

    Two blocks, a sashing front and back and a batting piece to fit in the sashing space.


    Trim the two edges that you are joining. (I don't trim backs until just before sewing to keep fraying at a minimum)


    You will be pressing a 1/4 inch fold on the edge of your pieced sash, a hot iron and stick glue will be your friend.



    Just one long edge is done this way.


    You will line up the edge of the block w/ the raw edge of the pieced sash (right sides together) and the back sash to the back of the block (right sides together)


    Pin matching seams and points. I am not a big pinner, almost never pin, but here it is a MUST for good results.


    Stitch, a 1/4 inch seam allowance is important so you won't lose points.


    Press your back sash in normal position (leave your front sash as it was sewn for now) I use sizing on the back sash seam as I press it to keep things more steady less likely to shift.


    Now sew the next square to the sashing edge matching raw edges right sides together. (the right side of the new square back and the 1/2 sewn sashing) pin here too, it will make your life easier.



    Stitch 1/4 inch you could do a scant 1/4 inch here to be sure to hide the stitching in an upcoming step, but the 1/4 works for me.


    Now you have both long edges of the back sashing sewn to the blocks and 1 long edge of the front sashing. I press the back sashing seams just to set them and w/ some spray sizing. I don't want any shifting and puckering or tucks. Measure the area of the sashing between the seams, this is the width of your batting sash. For me, for this quilt it was 2.25 inches.


    Place the batting so it is nested into the sash and not sitting on any of the side seams adding any bulk to them.


    Fold over your pieced top sash, press in place small spot gluing is helpful, pin matching points and seams, covering your joining stitch.


    Top stitch it down. You don't have to stitch both sides but I think it looks on purpose if you do. This is why I stitch the back sash by machine so I have complete control from the front w/ the top stitching. You will need to do some sort of quilting stitch in the sash b/c it hasn't been sewn to anything yet.


    Those same stitch lines as seen on the back




    I am doing a 12 block layout, so I will make 3 columns of 4 blocks then join the same way w/ a long sashing strip between them.
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    Thank you Kassaundra, for such a great understandable tute!
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    Kassaundra thanks for this tutorial. I love QAYG.

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    Thank you for the great photos. You have explained it very well. I haven't tried it yet but it looks like I need to try it soon.

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    Your quilt will be beautiful- (I can see it already). Your tutorial description is very clear and concise. A number of years ago I did a quilt in this fashion and it worked very well. The quilt went through the wash many times and always looked nice. One of the important things is to be sure the batting pieces are cut so they fully fill the space intended so there is no floppiness at joining seams. I personally liked the method.

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    thanks for taking the time to post this great tut
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    Love seeing all the QAYG tutorials!
    Design. Make. Collaborate.

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    This takes QAYG up a notch or two. Great instructions.

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    Thanks for posting/sharing this great tute.

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    Well I forgot to update this. I did do the long sashing the same way and it worked great just took my time and pinned a lot here is a pic after the long sashing joined two columns.
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    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

    Let's take care of the Earth, it is the only planet that for sure has Chocolate.

    Sonic screwdrivers, fez, bow ties, and Stetsons are cool.

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    thanks for the update... looks great
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    Wow! I love your way of doing this. I'd have never guessed QAYG if I hadn't already know it was.
    Thank you for sharing!
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    I have the main body finished now. I am working on the borders. I will piece each border (all 8, 2 top, 2 bottom, 2 left, 2 right front and back) separately. Then add them in sets (front and back) sewing right sides together adding the batting and then quilting the longwise of the border w/ a walking foot. I will add pics to show that process when I get the borders finished. But for now here is the finished main body w/o borders.

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    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

    Let's take care of the Earth, it is the only planet that for sure has Chocolate.

    Sonic screwdrivers, fez, bow ties, and Stetsons are cool.

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    This is wonderful, Kass! You can't even tell where the sashing is from the front.... Thanks for lots of pictures. My old brain can follow pics better than words!

    I'm going to try your wide sashing method on my next 12-block lap quilt, to make it a little bigger. That's what I'm doing with my next Boom blocks.

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    You're welcome sewbiz. This boom quilt I am currently working on I wanted more sashing on the front then on the back so I am working out a way to do the qayg in strips only, w/ the short sashing already sewn into the strip on the front and using the long sashing for both front and back.
    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

    Let's take care of the Earth, it is the only planet that for sure has Chocolate.

    Sonic screwdrivers, fez, bow ties, and Stetsons are cool.

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    I just "discovered" this post, the sad thing is that the tut. pictures will not open up. However, I am able to view the finished quilt top. I will have to try reading between the lines! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmacindy View Post
    I just "discovered" this post, the sad thing is that the tut. pictures will not open up. However, I am able to view the finished quilt top. I will have to try reading between the lines! lol
    Me too. I tried clicking on the little picture icons underneath each process but nothing happens.

    Perhaps someone can help me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by busy fingers View Post
    Me too. I tried clicking on the little picture icons underneath each process but nothing happens.

    Perhaps someone can help me.
    This makes 3 of us now......

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    A moderator contacted me about the pics, neither she nor I know why the pictures did this. She has agreed to edit the first post to indicate a new post w/ the pictures if I can find them. (I may have deleted them off my card, thinking I didn't need them anymore.)
    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

    Let's take care of the Earth, it is the only planet that for sure has Chocolate.

    Sonic screwdrivers, fez, bow ties, and Stetsons are cool.

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    Seems my original pics disappeared. I have made a new set of pics since I couldn't find the originals. This set is joining the rows instead of the individual blocks, hopefully they will make sense to you. This quilt has more of an obvious sashing, so you can do this method on both an obvious sashing quilt and a "hidden" sashing like my En Provence. My grey sashing fabric is not quilting cotton so is a little more unruly the quilting cotton works up perfectly so don't let the bumps and puckers of the grey fabric discourage you from trying this method, my grey fabric is nearly upholstery weight. Oh and I don't think I mentioned this anywhere but a WALKING FOOT IS A MUST, seriously don't try it w/o a walking stitch.


    Showing the individual pieces


    Trimming the joining edges


    Folding over the 1/4 seam on one long edge of the FRONT sashing


    Pinning the quilted piece front and back sashing all raw edges


    The 1/4 inch seam through all layers


    Folding and pressing the back sashing up while keeping the front sashing back and out of the way.


    Just another view for clarity (hopefully)


    Back of the next quilted piece to the back sashing right sides together pin in place


    The seam sewn, all seams pressed towards the sashing, back is now one piece.


    inserting the sashing batting into the sashing inside the seams for no added bulk


    fold over front sashing matching folded edge to seam stitching line, pin matching points. This seam needs to be top stitched, the other side doesn't NEED it but I generally sew both for continuity. It will need some quilting since the batting isn't stitched in yet.


    Here is the back


    and the front.
    Last edited by Kassaundra; 09-20-2017 at 04:46 AM.
    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

    Let's take care of the Earth, it is the only planet that for sure has Chocolate.

    Sonic screwdrivers, fez, bow ties, and Stetsons are cool.

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    Two new pics of this process a little further along on this citrus quilt.
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    Working on borders now w/ a little different QAYG technique. Don't be afraid to combine techniques sometimes different areas of the quilt can be done better w/ different techniques.
    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

    Let's take care of the Earth, it is the only planet that for sure has Chocolate.

    Sonic screwdrivers, fez, bow ties, and Stetsons are cool.

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    Thank you so much!!! I just started FMQ and QAYG is a really good way to not get entirely overwhelmed with the quilting process.
    Great tutorial, Kassaundra!

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    Thank you Kassaundra!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    This makes 3 of us now......
    This makes 4 of us now.

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    Well it looks like my second set of instructional pics have disappeared, seems like it isn't just a glitch since the non instructional pics are fine, and they were added from the same place in the same way. So it seems to me like they are being removed, so hopefully anyone who is interested can figure it out from the words. I will not be wasting my time adding a 3rd set of pics.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kassaundra View Post
    Seems my original pics disappeared. I have made a new set of pics since I couldn't find the originals. This set is joining the rows instead of the individual blocks, hopefully they will make sense to you. This quilt has more of an obvious sashing, so you can do this method on both an obvious sashing quilt and a "hidden" sashing like my En Provence. My grey sashing fabric is not quilting cotton so is a little more unruly the quilting cotton works up perfectly so don't let the bumps and puckers of the grey fabric discourage you from trying this method, my grey fabric is nearly upholstery weight. Oh and I don't think I mentioned this anywhere but a WALKING FOOT IS A MUST, seriously don't try it w/o a walking stitch.


    Showing the individual pieces


    Trimming the joining edges


    Folding over the 1/4 seam on one long edge of the FRONT sashing


    Pinning the quilted piece front and back sashing all raw edges


    The 1/4 inch seam through all layers


    Folding and pressing the back sashing up while keeping the front sashing back and out of the way.


    Just another view for clarity (hopefully)


    Back of the next quilted piece to the back sashing right sides together pin in place


    The seam sewn, all seams pressed towards the sashing, back is now one piece.


    inserting the sashing batting into the sashing inside the seams for no added bulk


    fold over front sashing matching folded edge to seam stitching line, pin matching points. This seam needs to be top stitched, the other side doesn't NEED it but I generally sew both for continuity. It will need some quilting since the batting isn't stitched in yet.


    Here is the back


    and the front.
    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

    Let's take care of the Earth, it is the only planet that for sure has Chocolate.

    Sonic screwdrivers, fez, bow ties, and Stetsons are cool.

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