Quilt As You Go, patterns printed on batting allow you to create a complete layered quilt project; top, batting and backing, all in one step. ), and THEN I layered with the minkee backing and just did random eyelet circles throughout the quilt, … Ask the shop assistants to explain the differences in batting so that you can decide if you would like to have a thicker or thinner mini quilt. I actually prefer to choose a backing that co-ordinates with the top of the quilt. Penny at sewtakeahike has a tutorial for this method here. I'm super excited to be sharing my process, and even more so now that I'm sharing today as part of the Scrappy Stash Quilt-Along blog hop! Cindy, there is a way to add borders to a quilt-as-you-go quilt. Why, yes, there is. Cut batting and backing the same size as your block. You can transform any quilt block into quilt-as-you-go by simply quilting the finished block to a matching square of batting. At a minimum you'll want to go back and re-quilt the ditch quilting used initially to anchor the two layers together. An individual quilt block is easy to navigate underneath your standard sewing machine. Trim both quilts to the same size, place one on your basting space fabric side up. Creative Grids Ruler 8½â€ x 24½â€ 2. If you are unfamiliar with that, you lay the backing right side down on the floor or table. It simplifies quilting for beginners because it is an easy way to join quilted pieces by machine. It is fully reversible and looks great in either soft vintage materials or bright moderns colors. Now re-sandwich your quilt with a nice backing. You may not have taped the backing of the quilt right, or you didn’t hold it down when layering. There are many clever tutorials on how to assemble and finish quilt-as-you-go blocks. My answer is "Nope!". ...and here for Christmas quilt patterns. I think it’s far more versatile than most people give it credit for — there’s way more than just a traditional log cabin block. The next time, I prewashed the quilt top fabrics, used a thin 100% cotton batting, FMQ quilted the snot out of just the quilt top and batting BEFORE layering the minkee backing on (NOT recommended — uncovered cotton batting next to my feed dogs created lint of nightmare proportions! It doesn't take much! The entire goal of this step is to securely attach the quilted top to your backing. And it is slight, I promise! Keep sewing the rows together until you have your puff quilt top: Measure your quilt top and cut the backing piece for the quilt (33” x 21”, it may be slightly different if your seams weren’t exactly 1/4”). A zigzag stitch is very forgiving (hard to make it look crooked!) This creates a square pattern for the backside of the finished quilt. When you use polar fleece to back a quilt, you do not need to add a layer of batting between the quilt top and the quilt backing because the fleece acts as both the batting and the backing layers. Fold the right hand backing layer under 1/4" and hand stitch over the other backing in thread to match the backing. The sashing is added as you piece it together. A wider seam allowance, plus batting in your seam allowances add up to a more durable quilt! You can experiment with dense quilting patterns that may be otherwise intimidating. Pin very, very well. You can opt for any binding method you prefer. Copyright © 2008-2021 Generation Quilt Patterns, LLC. I'm tying at each corner of each block with rusty orange thread for a fun contrast. Then, lay your quilted quilt top on the backing, right side up. This is the simple, no-fuss approach to quilt-as-you-go that may have less finesse, but is super quick and so very user-friendly. This is another version of the same strip quilt that I sewed with solid strips on the front and print strips on the back. The fleece layer replaces both the batting (wadding) and backing layers. I am making my first quilt, a oversized king patchwork quilt. As I said, the only goal of this step is to attach that backing. I'm going to continue quilting away on my blocks, and when it comes time for finishing the quilt -- I simply baste the finished quilted quilt top to my backing fabric and stitch in the ditch, sewing along each seam where my blocks have been joined. Do you have another tutorial for that? I bought your “Explore Walking Foot Quilting” book and find it very useful; especially as this is my main quilting method for now, as free motion is still defeating me at the moment! Apr 29, 2016 - The Quilt As You Go with Wide Sashing Tutorial is great for beginner and experienced quilters alike. This allows you to have a continuous backing piece but the quilting from the front will not show on it. Just press those seam allowances open to evenly distribute the slight bulk. (Massachussetts). Not clever. Then place the other piece on top fabric side down. You should place them 4 inches apart or so. QAYG is an easy way to quilt and assemble an entire quilt without having to wrestle it through small domestic machine. Therefore, they’re not holding the layers together. Oliso Iron 5. I probably use at least 6-8 pins in a 12" block for quilting in the ditch or making a design. You don't want the back of your quilt to wear out long before the top. I'm going to be making a baby quilt with a minky fabric as the backing. I use 3/8". Like Like. • Block is automatically quilted as you sew. Lay out the left backing layer flat over the batting. I think it looks prettier if it appears that you put some effort into choosing a complimentary back. Keep sewing the rows together until you have your puff quilt top: Measure your quilt top and cut the backing piece for the quilt (33” x 21”, it may be slightly different if your seams weren’t exactly 1/4”). Quilt as You Go Pre-Printed Wadding (Batting) with Fusible Back Hopscotch Block Pattern {Details} Sew and quilt individual blocks then join together for a finished quilt. I suggest you join blocks with a wider-than-normal seam allowance. I am kind of fascinated with the Quilt as you go method. 1. Remember, no backing is involved yet. The quilt patterns are printed on the batting in an easy to follow piece-by-number system. Penny at sewtakeahike has a tutorial for this method here. Do not use Quilt … Now for the fun part: quilting and stuffing. Log cabin blocks can't be sashed if you want to make a traditional pattern. There are several ways you can finish up from here. Olfa 60mm rotary cutter 4. Tape it to your floor with wrong side up. 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