Avoid Moving Big Quilt Sandwiches Through Your Machine!
Do you want to finish a quilt quickly without the hassle of manhandling a quilt through your machine while quilting it? Quilt-As-You-Go (QAYG) is a great choice as once the quilt is pieced it’s also quilted.
While you can use new fabric it’s also an excellent way to use up leftover fabric strips of any width as well as batting scraps. Plus there are lots of design options to make every quilt unique. The colors you choose, block orientation, size, and placement can produce many different looks.
Karen Brown from Just Get It Done Quilts has put together an excellent video demonstrating an easy way to make QAYG quilts. In the process, she provides many excellent tips to make your quilt go together as quickly and smoothly as possible.
She recommends making the blocks the same size as a ruler for quick squaring-up. She typically uses a 9 1/2″ square ruler or a 6″ x 12″ ruler and provides several design options for both sizes.
For combining the blocks she uses the binding strip method. Strips of fabric 1″ wide are used to connect the blocks and cover the seams. She shows how to fold them as you go or use a bias tape maker for quick and neat results.
Watch as she shows you how it’s all done in the following video. Her concise demonstration is one of the best we’ve seen.
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Karen used or suggested the following to ease the process:
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