I am definalty going to try this and finally make a new quilt for my extra bedroom. – I decided to instead make the entire block first and then quilt them to the wadding after the block was already made. I see you stitch in the ditch, but isn’t there only stitching holding this together (the seams) are you stitching down the stitches that are there. I am making a twin size quilt that has borders around the squares. +I love this way of one block at a time, I like to do hand quilting, it is much easier this way I can do one block at a time and take it with me. First: You mentioned no sheet for cooler weather, Did you know? And really, how often do you look at the back? It might take a few seconds to load. I’d like to have the back quilted as well. On a typical quilt (not quilt-as-you-go) the goal of quilting is to reinforce the patchwork, evenly attach batting to the patchwork and attach the three layers. . About the “fluffies” . Great tutorial! Because it is manageable! Three only thing I can think to try is to ro a strip rather than cut, to make sure it’s on the straight of grain. That’s nasty Lisa, but I’m glad it hasn’t put you off quilting. No fiddling with little strips and all that hand sewing on the back! She had made them using a tute over it at Penny from Sewtakeahike’s blog. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for! I am a new-ish quilter and have thought there has to be an easier way to accomplish king size quilts. I can only suggest pinning at both ends and in the middle to start with and then add more pins as you are having a problem. Thanks so much! Essentially, QAYG is a way to break down your quilting into more manageable pieces, making it a go-to for those who have smaller work spaces, are working on small-scale projects (like a patchwork bag), or are managing joint pain. thanks so much for posting this and with really clear photos! You have inspired me to try the QAYG method. This seems doable for me – a great way to make a queen size quilt on my little Bernina. I just don’t like that option as much because it just adds more fiddliness and I couldn’t see what I was doing. I sewed my string strips directly on squares of batting, ironed and squared them up, sewed them together with half inch seams. Hope this helps. You will notice that the seams will fill the space. Quilting & Craft Tutorials, Reviews & More. I’ve been wanting to start quilting and you have inspired me with your easy explanations. Will see if I can expland on this idea. All my cuts are precise, the squares all exactly the same size. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Otherwise, you could try oven proof paper? Thank you. They are hard to see in the photos and written directions, so I need a video to fully make my brain ‘get it’. I work on a table so that I have some flat space for the quilt to lay on, and then I roll the quilt up to feed it into the throat of the machine. . I am concerned that this will come apart, since you are only stitching the thread stitches. . Je vais essayer de l’appliquer So see how you go, you might decide you don’t need to either. Cue me making this quilt here using Penny’s technique exactly…. Then I can quilt that next row of blocks, after pinning it securely of course. Thanks! See more ideas about quilt as you go, quilts, quilt patterns. I hope it works out for you because this usually comes together nicely. And to avoid as much bulk in the seams as possible, I used a lightweight fusible stabilizer to keep my seams as flush as possible. The idea is you are layering all 3 layers– backing, batting at the same time…and then sewing the top layer or quilt top directly on top of the bottom two layers. Thanks for the inspiration! I hope this link works. Mine looks a little more wrinkled than it should simply because I’ve had two “helpers” dancing all over it! And now it is 2017 and your instructions are still super appropriate! seriously? I’m pinning this. It was loads of help! The folded edge of the 2″ strips should be facing away from the edge. You can do this in any way you wish but keep it light. , I am new to quilting and love this, and would love to try it as it will be my first. I really wish I knew this before! Number your pieces of paper 1 to whatever (as in whatever number is the total number of rows you’ve made – in my case 7) and pin them to the far left blocks, starting at the top and working down, number each block. Can I ask why you didn’t spray baste the backing on and used pins instead? Now we need to collect them up into piles…. Thanks for a great tutorial. (But as it happened I had the perfect amount left over to bind this quilt, so all was not lost). Now I think I could manage it your way. It is raw edge applique which I have not done before, and I am enjoying the freedom of quilting a block at a time and varying the quilting from block to block. He is still little so I am working on it now. Lay them right sides together and join them together on the right-hand side of the first block (so that when you open them back out again they are in the correct order) with a 1/2 inch (or bigger) seam. When you quilted your blocks, you already reinforced the patchwork and evenly attached the batting to prevent shifting or bunching over years of use. I don’t like the plain back. Sounds great & easy, too! Much more of a product person than a process person in all things, garment sewing, quilting, knitting, it goes on. Thanks again for your time and effort to share. To use this technique, you will first need to stitch out your blocks which were specifically designed to be used without sashing. Lovely tutorial, thank you for sharing all of your tips and hints. I join with 3/8″ seams, so 1″gives you a 1/4″ margin that makes it less likely for finger damage from the sewing machine needle. I am now inspired to unpick the couple of rows I have pierced together and use this method instead – brilliant thank you! So I an going to chance it. Let us know how it goes. After quilting the finished quilt measures approx. How to bind a quilt using your sewing machine, https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=159&v=BC6Bf8VEOCo, https://www.alandacraft.com/submit-your-project/, https://www.alandacraft.com/2014/11/07/frixion-pen-review-fabric-pens-for-quilters/. I’m a follower of yours on BlogLovin, now. Send Text Message. In which case here we go, let’s get started! It may take me a while but It will be in the works. Really – not a typo… – we really truly pin from the back. The fancy high thread count sheets are often very warm because they don’t ‘breath’ like lower count. Looking forward to trying your technique. BTW, this also works when doing machine applique. Patricia. Once you’ve done all the ditches the back will look like this: So as you can see the back is very plain compared to the front. I am making blocks for a king size now and am going to do a modified version. Well if you compare it to a traditional quilt, then yes, they do slightly. LOL}, Hmm… that’s all I can remember for now, but I’ll update this with any that you ask after this post , I hope you enjoy! This comment has been removed by the author. Thank you so much for both the tutorial (which is amazing!) Because you are working with individual blocks, any machine that sews a straight stitch will work. The sashing strips were sewn together to make the long strips. The basic idea is to quilt all of your layers together, as you are piecing your quilt, so that you are working with smaller, more manageable pieces. Thanks . Will be trying it out tomorrow actually! So off you go and make enough of whichever blocks are floating your boat right now . Except I made WAY too much because I was too lazy to do the math. (And a LOT of thread) Im going to try this!redjanfan@gmail.com, BELISSIMO TRABALHOMUITO OBRIGADA P SUA GENEROSIDADE DE MOTRAR P TODAS NÓS MUITA SAUDE, E SUCESSO P SUA VIDABJINHOOOOOOO. ANd the stripes that you add on when the batting runs out, are they making a design on the backing? I hate to admit it, but I also have a lazy tendency. When having to press seams open or to the side on material that tends to stick to my iron I use an open weave or gauze press cloth or my silicon press sheet both of which you can see through. To connect your quilt back to the assembled and already-quilted top, you can machine quilt just along the block seams using a straight stitch or a zigzag stitch (which is a good way to disguise any less-than-straight lines!). Attach the sashing to the cornerstones in the same manner as we added the sashing to the squares. ), junk mail paper, etc. Continue adding rows as long as the backing piece lasts. Very interesting reading, thanks! It is fully reversible and looks great in either soft vintage materials or bright moderns colors. As I said, the only goal of this step is to attach that backing. If I stipple, I won’t get closer than an inch of the joining edge and the edge of the. I have found another way to do these squares. You make a large quilt by piecing and quilting supersized quilt blocks. I’m just a so “no waste” person and make many Jean quilts so instead of using paper to mark the pieces at the top of each row I just stack them with a twist. I will have extra backing to deal with, but not much more than half of it and no extra batting so I believe my machine will have enough space to do what ever quilting I desire. Looks so easy. Thank you so much for your detailed information on how to do it! Brilliant. All that is left will be to trim and add a binding. I’m a beginner yet, so it’s constantly challenging and fun and creative all at once. Your quilts are really lovely. Often, also, the high thread count uses very thin thread to achieve the high count! Thanks for the tutorial! I am doing my first quilt-as-you-go quilt at the moment after decades of quilting. Mine was generous twin size. I did baste from the front and sewed on both sides of the seams for the quilting. I had to comment… I’ve seen a few QAYG tutorials out there, but you’ve managed to answer ALL of my questions. thank you so much. This IS, after all, a scrappy quilt that I was making right?! . So glad you posted on how to do this. Thank you for putting up this tutorial! You don’t want to be too scrimpy because you will potentially lose some size when you quilt. As pictured…. I will have to go buy more fabric to make those 63″ pieces. (Have seen that tecnique on you tube, but they did entire block sandwich. I had NO idea really what folks were talking about RE QAYG (beyond the obvious) and this took the mystery out. Thank you! What is the pen you are using to mark your lines for quilting? Here is where it reverts back to “normal” if you would, and you can go ahead and bind in whatever fashion you’d normally do. Give it a try everyone. Thanks for sharing! Use some solid fabrics as well. I love this tutorial and I can’t wait to get started on my quilt!! Thanks for sharing! I don’t see how to accomplish that since you are quilting in the ditch for each row. I also appreciate your sensibility about not getting so fussy and crazy with things. Earlier in the article you mentioned that you were ok with spray basting (as am I – so much easier and washes out anyway). It’s the Petal Pop Quilt by Art to Heart. It’s not something we have done as yet but I found a video that might help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=159&v=BC6Bf8VEOCo. Your call… Just be aware of the potential “sticking” problems that’s all. I can sew just about anything you throw my way, but I cannot for the life of me color coordinate. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for and am having a hard time envisioning how you accomplished this. The one problem I have, however, with every quilt I make, is the fact that it is awful hard to machine quilt on j… But we got there and she did well! The one thing I sometimes add, if my blocks are massive or large; I do a large zig zag across the opened up ironed seems. Thanks for an absolutely fabulous tutorial! It’s not finished yet, still needs borders and I plan to simply hand tie it with yarn, the way my grandma taught me. I’ll put a tute up of how I do my machine binding soon (next time I bind something and remember to take photos as I go no doubt ;)) for those that have asked me for it. If you need help with adding the binding, here is a link to our tutorial on  How to bind a quilt using your sewing machine. Loved your succinct instructions with lots of photos! There are skinny noodles and those that are thicker. Thanks a lot for the Tutorial, I shall try these tips on my next project which is a Queen size. 62″ x 52″. Brilliant. Great tutorial! Your email address will not be published. Thank you SO much for doing this tutorial. I received a copy of Quilt-as-you-go made modern by Jera Brandvig. Good job!! Brilliant minds. If you've got a bunch of blocks that will look good as a whole, you'll want to use this handy method to assemble them into a quilt." When you connected quilted blocks together, that's called Quilt-As-You-Go. Thanks SO much for your fabulous tutorial! Wow…I see I’m about two years late to this post…but what fantastic information!! I’m going to QAYG with the batting on from the beginning. Easy to understand and not persnickety!! Quilt as before. We’ve updated the post so all of the fabric requirements are listed at the top now. Place your quilt back over the top, right side up (so you should have wrong sides together). This method sounds so easy. Thanks for the inspiration. Great tutorial Kat. You can check the latest prices at Amazon by clicking on the links below: NOTE: If you have fabric that is less than 42″ WOF you are going to need more fabric so instead of what is stated above you will need approx 2¼ yards for colour 1 and 2¼ yards for colour 2. […], Thanks for this tutorial! well, except not newspaper – too thin. Then quilt around the photos and ultimately piece them together. I think I did permanent wrist damage stuffing that thing through my small arm machine! When my two layers [top and batting] are finished, I add my backing [cut to size] and do a ‘quick turn’ by sewing all around the perimeter of the quilt, right sides together. 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