Combine QAYG Blocks Easily with This Technique

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Give Your Quilt a Polished Finish!

Quilt-as-you-go is a very popular technique. Once the blocks are sewn together the quilt is already quilted and ready for binding. There’s no need to quilt it by moving the whole quilt through your machine. Nice! (Learn more about QAYG here.)

One point in the process can sometimes be a bit tricky, however. What is the best and easiest way to combine the quilted blocks?

Combine QAYG Blocks Easily with This Technique

Front of the quilt.

Chris Dodsley from Made by ChrissieD has a neat, easy solution. Use a zig zag stitch to combine the blocks, then cover those seams. The finished quilt has a nicely polished look.

Combine QAYG Blocks Easily with This Technique

Back of the quilt.

She created strips for the front and slightly narrower strips for the back. Sew down the strips to the back first. Those seams will be covered on the front when the front strips are applied. Once completed, from the front the quilt appears to have topstitched or outline-quilted sashing.

Combine QAYG Blocks Easily with This Technique

Be sure to read all through the article, as she changed and refined her approach as she went along. For the quickest finish, stitch together all of the blocks and make strips to span the full length and width.

Clover Bias Tape Makers in 3/4″ and 1″ sizes speed the process of making the strips.

Learn how the process works in the following article.

Click here for “Strip Sashing My QAYG: The Something NEW Sampler: Completed” article.


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