Log cabins do work out to be convenient though because it’s best that you make your blocks slightly bigger than you require for your final size and trim them down after they are quilted. About the “fluffies” . 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. So naturally I clicked over to have a nosey, as you do, and low and behold but Penny was having a quilt along. Draw lines 1″ apart on the lighter coloured fabric. So glad you posted on how to do this. So I an going to chance it. Brilliant. Just not sure how sewing stitches can keep this together sewing on them only and only to the backing. Will try soon. I’m going to QAYG with the batting on from the beginning. I can sew just about anything you throw my way, but I cannot for the life of me color coordinate. Thx soooo much!!! Great tutorial Kat. Find a spot on the floor big enough lay your blocks out in your desired layout. I lay in bed last night wondering if my new quilt pattern idea would work as a QAYG block by block … hehehe … thank you! I am kind of fascinated with the Quilt as you go method. Earlier in the article you mentioned that you were ok with spray basting (as am I – so much easier and washes out anyway). This method will require additional fabric for attaching the blocks ~ (see previous post). We would love to see some photos when you have finished it. Great tutorial! now i finally get to make my ginormous hexagon quilt. I like your instructions as well as the pictured steps. I just stop just after each one and nest the next seams together, now holding those ones and so on (if that makes any sense…), Once you have sewn those two together then add the next row to those 2 and so on until you’ve sewn half of your rows together. Quilt as you go tutorials QAYG and patterns including video on making QAYG quilts. My way to overcome this is to fill my iron up as full as I can with water & press the steam jet button continuously as I go, moving rapidly but blasting those babies with steam to set the seam open… I find that method works for me. Your quilt is stunning . Sandwich the batting between one border fabric in colour 1 and one border fabric in colour 2. Traditionally when people make these, they also secure the middle of the block in some fashion. Leave a 10 to 12″ opening at the bottom or one side. Give it a try everyone. Your email address will not be published. Join all the blocks into rows in the same way. I’ve used another brand for 25 years, but never heard of one removed by heat. Cut 20 squares @ 10½” x 10½” – for center squares, Cut 2 strips @ (40″ x 6½”) – for top and bottom borders, Cut 2 strips @ (50″ x 6½”) – for side boarders. Its really easy. This video shows how to prepare for simple borders on a quilt as you go quilt.www.gourmetquilter.com It won’t always be an immediate reply as we are in Australia and may be asleep. Every other QAYG tutorial I have seen requires that narrow strip of fabric! , I am new to quilting and love this, and would love to try it as it will be my first. Easy to understand and not persnickety!! I have always avoided qayg but would like to give it a go now . Just wanted to say this is the best step by step of showing how to make a quilt that I have seen. This attaches the back to the other two layers. She had made them using a tute over it at Penny from Sewtakeahike’s blog. Going to try this scrappy as a trial run…..best tutorial for quilt as you go that I have found…others are confusing to a old lady. I love it. We’ve updated the post so all of the fabric requirements are listed at the top now. Thanks great job. Olfa 24″ x 36″ double-sided healing mat 3. So it is really best to make them bigger. I have used line quilting on the cornerstones, 1″ apart, the same as on the blocks. The piecing and quilting are done together so when you’ve completed the top, all you have left to do is bind the project. Thank you so much for your detailed information on how to do it! Great tutorial. {Although I must admit that a couple of the seams on the blocks on my first quilt have come away from each other over time – but that will be more to do with my wonky sewing because I was just learning at the time and probably couldn’t sew a straight seam – That could happen with any type of quilt! But just be warned that if you decide to also forgo this step (like me) then it will make your machine more fluffy & require cleaning slightly more regularly. I found your tutorial searching for QAYG quilts. Can this method be used with any quilting pattern? However, I think you will be fine with the written instructions and video. Once you have all your blocks made, or the first batch or whatever, then it’s time to baste them to your wadding of choice. I’m sure I’m missing something, but would like to hear your opinion. Dianne Fore. Join Teri and Karen as they demonstrate how to quilt your project as you go. Hope this helps. :)), Hopefully, these are enough – it’s a bit hard to capture the back…, Can kind of see one of my free-motion hearts in the middle there…. etc… Now I think I could manage it your way. Thanks . Thank you so much for responding so quickly, for the link, and this awesome tutorial! Wonderful vid w/ clear backup direction. Does the back feel really loose & gape? Now I can’t wait to make one of my many stacks of quilt blocks into an actual usable quilt. I’m considering doing a quilt I’m finishing piecing as a QAYG and wondered if you had any problem with the batting being stitched directly on your machine’s plate? I tried first with pins, but the fabric bunched when I tried to quilt it on my machine. See more ideas about quilt as you go, quilts, quilt patterns. So frustrating! Required fields are marked *. I have picked it out 4 or 5 times, always the same results. Thanks for the wealth of info! […], Thanks for this tutorial! I had NO idea really what folks were talking about RE QAYG (beyond the obvious) and this took the mystery out. Then I fold the back away, butt my batting together and zigzag. So not an OCD type of person, but really like the look of quilts and the ability to customize them to my taste by making them myself. I would like to try it out for myself one day. well, except not newspaper – too thin. Thank you so much for your response. Being new to sewing, and recognising that while I’d LOVE to do a big quilt, I really couldn’t see me ever having the courage to do it, couple with the fact that I loved the scrappy look of the blocks she was making, I thought this idea was genius! Use some solid fabrics as well. Hey there, love the tutorial. Line up the edges and also line up the seams of the first blocks so that they nest nicely on top of each other. Then I can quilt that next row of blocks, after pinning i […], […] ting. So that’s 4 pins per 15-inch block… 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. He is still little so I am working on it now. Here’s a tip from me. Smart huh . (But as it happened I had the perfect amount left over to bind this quilt, so all was not lost). But I imagine it would also depend on the wadding/batting you use. But we got there and she did well! When joining the rows together make sure you line up the sashing strips. 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. 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. This causes me a bit of problems. Thank you! I have another quilt coming up that I have been working on for about a year now (mixed embroidery/applique… hence the snail pace) and mulling over in my head for 3/4 of that time how I plan to quilt it… I think thats whats keeping me from forging ahead with it… THIS is going to be excellent for it… I’m excited to try it! I am a new-ish quilter and have thought there has to be an easier way to accomplish king size quilts. I will lay out the whole kit and kaboodle and butt the next row of batting between the block strips and backing and tack it to the first row of batting without overlapping the pieces of batting. Thanks! I stink at math…how much fabric for a king size quilt? First, let me say here that I’m not a ‘pinner’. Tip for people who quilt: DON’T ALWAYS USE ALL PATTERN MATERIAL–It makes THE QUILT LOOK TOO BUSY. Then I also figured that I could quilt it in any which way I liked. I spray basted them to make the process even more  lazy  quick, but I guess you could also pin them. I did not measure or mark my lines, and I did not do them evenly spaced. Line up the 1″ strip from the 1st block along the edge of the next block. Learn, Create, Enjoy! That should help but let me know if you need further clarification. I look forward to more tunes from this author. Amazing! Hi Carol, I’m really not sure what could be going wrong. Going to do a baby quilt with this technique Thanks for this tutorial ? Hi, beautiful , I love it…Thanks for sharing.. […] a 1/4 inch seam to just the first row of blocks and press the seam open. All my cuts are precise, the squares all exactly the same size. whoa Kat! This technique is also perfect for people with arthritis because they will not … I loved your tutorial. It seems to lay down the bulk a bit. Lol but I’m going to try your quilt as you go method. The quilt-as-you-go-technique (QAYG) simplifies quilting for beginners because it is an easy way to join quilted pieces by machine. , I liked your in depth tutorial for qayg . I sew using the equivalent of a walking foot, and when finished, the two squares are misaligned by 1/4 inch. Much more of a product person than a process person in all things, garment sewing, quilting, knitting, it goes on. I’m so glad I found this! It sure will be worth a try. If you haven't checked out Jenny Doan of The Missouri Star Quilt Company, you are in for a treat. Thanks! ANd the stripes that you add on when the batting runs out, are they making a design on the backing? I am excited to teach them this! I love quilting as you go. Great blog! This IS, after all, a scrappy quilt that I was making right?! I pin about 3 inches in from each corner. Place the loose sashing piece over the seam lines. In regards to the batting, it will depend on how you are going to be buying it as it can come in small pre-cut packs or on the roll and the rolls can measure 60″, 90″ or 120″ and variants in between. Then just add the binding. Thanks, Hi Ann, the finished quilt measures 62″ x 52″. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Alanda Craft May 16, 2017 42 Comments This post may contain affiliate links. So lay your quilt top down on the floor right side down, with all your seams at the top. Thank you so much for this tutorial! The quilt as you go technique is the easiest way to put together a quilt pattern using a domestic sewing machine. I might need to give this a try, maybe on a scrappy quilt too! Three quilt-as-you-go (QAYG) techniques - video ... - YouTube I love the tutorial. Thanks Kat I think that quilt on my WIP list for my hubby is definitely going to get done before winter this year , he will be happy , Love this tutorial – qayg seems much more manageable now I’ve read this. Attach the borders to the centrepiece in the same way as you joined the blocks together. For swimming thicker is nice, but for rolling up quilts thinner is better. I love this. I have been sitting on the blocks I have cut out for a queen size quilt because I just knew how awful quilting it was going to be even though I have a machine with a nice big neck. Just check the post for the materials and the size. Thanks for sharing and excellently laid out and explained instructions! I’ve appliqué’d butterflies on 20 blocks & wanted to use my regular sewing machine to quilt around them. In which case here we go, let’s get started! So, I’ll leave an inch at the edge not quilted, put the new piece of backing fabric down on the back right sides together, and sew my seam just holding the batting and top out of the way to the left. My blocks are 12 1/2 in without sashing. regards Elly. When you connected quilted blocks together, that's called Quilt-As-You-Go. You only need to go from the center out, so only 1/2 your quilt is in that space at a time. Thank you. (Really missing big Brother right about now since Miss Pfaff has a smaller arm on her! Hey this was great! Guess I need to get back in the loop of things! 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 am doing my first quilt-as-you-go quilt at the moment after decades of quilting. I’ve seen tutes on Pinterest that use pool noodles for this purpose. Magic! I most certainly will be using these steps on my next quilt. Once you have finished piecing your rows throw them all on the floor Gently fold them up and place them nicely on the floor or hang them over the back of a chair and start on the next row until you have all 7 rows pieced together…, … You need to prepare them next for sewing together by ironing the seams open…, Now usually I’m a “press-to-the-sider” (sheer laziness because it’s faster), but this is definitely a time when you want to press the seams open! Thank you for making this method easy to follow with all your pictures and clear instructions. I recently made a king size quilt, and after quilting it the traditional machine way, I vowed never to do it again. By using a 1/2 inch seam to sew the blocks together I have not found any problems whatsoever. 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. Many thanks from SE Texas! I’ve given vague thoughts to making a quilt for our bed, but I never quite felt like I knew enough about quilt-as-you-go to even give it serious consideration. I have been quilting forever and learned the “right way” but tend to change my method to whatever suits me or the project (and I generally dont like rules or being told it has to be done one way)… so this is an excellent thinking outside of the box idea. I will definitely use this technique on my next QAYG project. As always if you try this technique I’d love to see and admire your project!! Love love love it. Looking forward to trying your technique. But with this I can use the more traditional blocks I love and still do the quilt as you go. And really, how often do you look at the back? – To get strips long enough to measure 63″ you will need to cut 3  x 1″ strips across the width of the fabric. Since I didn’t have a lot of the first 2 requirements and I already go through about 1000m of thread per week at times, I made an executive decision and do it slightly differently this time. Email. 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. Add the 3rd block to the right-hand side of the second block and so on and so on until you have your row completely sewn together. The Big List of Brother ScanNCut Tutorials. Popped over from a link on Pinterest…love your site and this quilt technique. My lines probably varied from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches apart. Quilt-As-You-Go is ideal for machine appliquéd projects because quilting over the applique design can cause skipped stitches. Learn with these fun 26 different quilt as you go tutorials. 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