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Quilt-As-You-Go: 2 Should-Know Strategies


Not solely are quilt-as-you-go strategies nice for making tasks shortly, they’re completely suited to anybody who’s ever questioned the best way to stuff a big quilt sandwich by means of the throat of a home stitching machine to be quilted. With quilt-as-you-go (QAYG), you do the quilting in smaller chunks, then be part of the chunks, or relatively, blocks on the finish of the method. You can too mix quilt-as-you-go with a string-piecing method, which is especially nicely suited to small home-dec tasks made with strips. Listed here are some tutorials on these two principal strategies and a few completely different tasks you may make with them.

Quilt-as-You-Go Technique 1: Becoming a member of Quilted Blocks

Karen Charles joined me for this episode of “Quilters E-newsletter TV: The Quilters’ Group” to show her fundamental suggestions for profitable QAYG.

My First Quilt with Sara Gallegos

In an episode of My First Quilt, Sara Gallegos demonstrated the best way to use QAYG to make Groovy, a reversible quilt designed by our personal Lori Baker.

Operating Circles

Operating in Circles is made with templates to create a cathedral windows-style sample, as proven on this Quilting Shortly video.

Sew Simple: Rag Quilts

Quilt-as-you-go strategies are additionally nice for making rag quilts, as proven on this Sew Simple video with Jean Nolte and Colleen Tauke

Quilt-as-You-Go Technique 2: Quilt-and-Flip

This methodology jogs my memory of string piecing, the large distinction being that you simply’ve already obtained your batting in place. As you’ll see, it’s an excellent methodology to make use of whenever you’re working with strips of cloth. Mary Fons and visitor Heather Kinion show this quilt-as-you-go methodology on this Quilty video. As they level out, it’s additionally a good way to filter your scrap batting and materials and treatments the issue of quilting a big quilt on a house machine.

Quilt-as-You-Go along with Heather Kinion

Make a Hocus Pocus Desk Runner with Quilting Shortly

This Quilting Shortly tutorial demonstrates an identical quilt-as-you-go method to make the Hocus Pocus desk runner.

Quilting Shortly’s Christmas Gathering Placemats

You can too use this quilt-as-you-go method to make a set of Christmas Gathering placemats utilizing precut 2½” strips, as proven on this Quilting Shortly video.

Nonetheless Need Extra?

For extra vacation décor, take a look at the episode of My First Quilt during which Sara Gallegos demonstrates this quilt-as-you-go methodology to make the Ho Ho Ho Christmas wall hanging designed by ZJ Humbach. The preview video is beneath; click on right here to view the total episode at no cost. The complete sample for Ho Ho Ho is included in Quilters Newsletters Finest Christmas Quilts 2013 particular subject, and its companion sample, Pleasure, is within the Quilters E-newsletter Finest Christmas Quilts 2014 subject. Each full points are at present obtainable as digital downloads for under $2.00 every, which is 80% off the duvet value (costs topic to vary).

My First Quilt with Sara Gallegos

The sample for the Berries & Cream quilted throw pillow is within the McCall’s Fast Quilts February/March 2015 subject and it consists of step-by-step photographs displaying the QAYG method used to make it. (I’ve been making numerous quilted pillow shams the previous couple of years, and I believe I would like so as to add considered one of these to my to-make listing.) Each the print and digital obtain editions of this subject are at present on sale for $1.80 every, which is a superb deal for 14 full quilt patterns (costs topic to vary).

Berries & Cream quilted throw pillow

Time to Quilt-as-You-Go

With any quilt-as-you-go method, you do have to plan forward, and the method could not work for each quilt sample. However for sure quilts its actually the best way to go, and also you’ll have a challenge checked off your listing earlier than you understand it.


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