The quilt-as-you-go-technique (QAYG) simplifies quilting for beginners because it is an easy way to join quilted pieces by machine. I come from family of quilting women, even have my Mother’s quilting rack my uncle made for her years ago. My fabric is from a collection called Ardently Austen by Riley Blake. Thanks for this beautiful work and prefect tutorial, I would like to ask you which font have you used for the TEA TIME. I just wanted to double check, this is done with just a regular sewing machine and presser foot? How would the middle hold? I’ve never even seen before this so the sheer bulk of the fabric was intense. Twin Finishing Strips. Today, I want to talk about something called Quilt-As-You-Go. 3/out/2013 - Do you love the idea of quilt-as-you-go but don't want to add strips between each block. I quilted along these lines and set all of them aside. I then trimmed each block down to 6.5″ x 6.5″. Welcome, I’m Leslie. Of course, you could get really creative with each of your blocks and use different free motion quilting designs or other grid designs. Yes I have. Here’ what I said: “…all you need to do is layer your QAYG top onto the backing and pin-baste to hold everything in place.You will still need to do some minimal quilting to attach the backing to the top. If you have some fusible seam tape, you can also use that to join together two pieces of batting to quilt as you go. Each quilt block is pin-basted to a square of batting slightly larger than the block, then quilted with straight lines. This is true with most quilt appliqué – solids or very simple background fabrics will make your designs really pop. If I were using a very plain fabric I might add one of the Teapot Bands to my teapot. I do sewing for my crafts by making pillow covers and table runner, curtains but haven’t attempted a quilt. They did make me think about trying something smaller one day so i have tried a few smaller items but i love this idea of yours for QAYG and i definitely will give it a go soon. Just feel I need to do something meaningful in his name, hope he’ll be watching and know am still loving/thinking of him. To make the jacket, she cut out the pattern pieces and transferred them to graph paper and added an extra seam allowance for the quilting, stitching and cutting. also love that you used a string from a real tea bag. Your quilt is adorable, and I am now excited to try QAYG! If you’re wondering where I got my teabag string….well, I just took one off of a teabag I had in my pantry. If you purchase something through the link, at no cost to you, I may receive a small commission on qualifying purchases. This site may contain Amazon and other affiliate links. Need the pattern? The finished quilt essentially looks like it has quilting binding between each of the blocks, but you can use a neutral color to achieve a look that resembles regular sashing. It came back last summer. This method makes it easy to join individual blocks that you’ve quilted to the edge. Then this direct joining technique is for you! I’ve used a few like the scallop, teabag, and bird. After all of the blocks were quilted, I trimmed away the excess batting and made sure each block was squared. I quilted 1/4″ on either side of the seam which made a nice quilted grid.For the solid blocks I had to draw a grid onto the fabric using a water soluble pen. This tutorial at Into Craft shares how to join pre-quilted blocks together with seam tape and water-soluble glue. Great tutorial! 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." I started by cutting out 20 squares that were 3.5″ x 3.5″ that I then pieced together to make five 4-square blocks. The first thing to know is QAYG is ideal for machine appliquéd projects. When you quilt as you go, it makes it much easier to achieve tight quilting lines without turning your whole quilt on the sewing machine after each row. But those dang tabs to the left for Pinterest, Facebook, and email are in the way and cover text!!!!!! The beauty of this method is how square the quilt is already. Here, you can see that I’m now attaching a teapot to one of my QAYG blocks. Quilting is easier than ever with Jera Brandvig's modern spin on the popular quilt-as-you-go technique. The technique involves cutting strips for the quilt first, usually 12 1/2-by-42 1/2-inch strips. Be sure to check tomorrow’s post – it’s a new QAYG project. Here at The Seasoned Homemaker. Maureen Cracknell shares a tutorial for joining pre-made quilt blocks via the quilt-as-you-go method. June 27, 2013 By Lindsay Conner & filed under Modern Quilting, Quilting Blog. Learn new craft techniques and tips from the experts. I know I’ve barely touched on the basics of appliqué in this post. Maybe using a stronger needle for thicker materials? After the pieces were quilted, she trimmed and joined the panels, pressing the seams open. He was 22 and had suffered with testicular cancer for few years as teenager. You can buy it by the yard and I think it would be awesome on mug rugs and pillowcases, too. I have just found your site. At this point, I just let my imagination run wild. I have never quilted, but wow if this wouldn’t inspire me to get started! I kept it simple because I was going to add appliqué designs which would also increase the amount of quilting on each square. Now I get it, and I think I could manage it. Much simpler than other methods I read about. Then I cut five 6.5″ x 6.5″ blocks from the rest of the background fabric. October 13, 2016 Lasagna quilting is a faster form of quilting as you go. Tara Rebman’s Crafty class Quilt-as-You-Go Patchwork Bags will guide you through the steps of this fun technique as you create a warm-up project, a pot holder, and the stunning “Tinker” patchwork bag. You can see from this image below how there is very little squaring that needs to be done. This is just like all other piecing and I used a 1/4″ seam allowance to attach my blocks. From my background fabric I cut three blocks 12.5″ x 6.5″ and set them aside. If you have never tried appliqué, I have written an ebook called Appliqué Made Easy for absolute beginners. Doing it this way allowed for more creativity! If I were using larger blocks I would machine stitch 1/4″ on either side of the seams.”, How would you do this to a large, let’s say king size blanket quilt? Jera not only describes the technique but she also offers alternatives to the basic block by block quilting. There are other methods for attaching sashing using the QAYG method, but for now I’m keeping it very simple.I found that pressing the seams open makes the quilt lay better when I go to attach my backing. Cut around the designs leaving a 1/4″ margin and apply to the back of your fabric. The quilt-as-you-go-technique (QAYG) simplifies quilting for beginners because it is an easy way to join quilted pieces by machine. It will keep your quilt soft and pliable. Am so glad I clicked on your post. Your email address will not be published. Love idea of QAYG, think might be able to handle that. Here are some tutorials on those two main techniques and some different projects you can make with them. We will: 1 Cut the fabric sashing strips for joining blocks. I also removed any markings. It also allows more space for error cuz if you make a mistake on a block u can just change it or use another block. Completed Quilts, Custom FMQ Sampler Quilt Along, Quilting Tutorials About A Quilt Sampler Final post : How To Join Quilt As You Go Blocks. I decided to add lettering to the larger blocks and chose a simple font in my word processing program and blew it up to fit the square. Please try this technique and vary it to suit your project and your skill level. Thank you . I found this crochet edge bias tape on Etsy and thought that it would be perfect for this quilt. What if you want to add a border to QAYG? And, just as you finished the back of each row, finish the seams that you use to join the rows together. Now that the quilt top and backing are attached all that’s left is squaring up and adding binding. This is the "duh" part. Welcome, I’m Leslie. Brilliant! Once I knew my layout, I was ready to start quilting. Sew your blocks, in any technique you want. If you are following the Quilt~as~you~Go method this post covers joining the blocks into rows. To read more, click here. Instead, all you need to do is layer your QAYG top onto the backing and pin-baste to hold everything in place. At this point on most quilts you would create a quilt back and then sandwich the quilt top between some batting. If I were using larger blocks I would machine stitch 1/4″ on either side of the seams. Brilliant. We use cookies to provide you with a more personalized experience during your visit to The Seasoned Homemaker. Make sure your back fabric and batting are larger than the front block. Here is my last post for the About A Quilt Sampler! After the excess batting is trimmed from each block, the blocks are joined together with a 1/4” seam and the seams are pressed open to prevent bulky seams. Is there a final whole piece put on the back of the quilt and if so how is this sewn on. Attach all of your blocks together. You can also combine QAYG with a string-piecing approach, which is particularly well suited for small home-dec projects made with strips. 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