Maureen Cracknell shares a tutorial for joining pre-made quilt blocks via the quilt-as-you-go method. Maybe using a stronger needle for thicker materials? Trim the designs and then iron them onto your quilt squares. I did this twice. Thanks! I don’t want to give up quilting. You have explained it in simple language with lots of photos. Yes, there are details to this that aren’t easy to explain in a “Reply.” However, if you consider the board like you would a block, you should be fine. Nov 13, 2020 - Explore Teri's board "Quilt as you go" on Pinterest. I had thought about adding more teacups around the lettering or even a second bird, but you know what they say: “A little bird goes a long way.” This project is ideal for some fun fussy cutting which I did with the teabag, below. I love this! While I have tried some of the QAYG techniques before – see video below – the book is very thorough and detailed. Love your presentations. , Thank you so much for this tutorial. I just wanted to double check, this is done with just a regular sewing machine and presser foot? June 27, 2013 By Lindsay Conner & filed under Modern Quilting, Quilting Blog. If I were using a very plain fabric I might add one of the Teapot Bands to my teapot. There are several other accessories in the appliqué set that you can use to embellish your quilt. Another reason to love QAYG is it how ideal it is for those of you with limited space to sew. Instead of handling bulky quilts, you will be able to quilt your project as you piece it. See more ideas about quilt as you go, quilting techniques, quilting tutorials. Quilt your blocks with the backing fabric in place. I’m just curious about the seams. That’s why I created designs that could be printed right onto a fusible adhesive product. Be sure to tag me on Instagram @theseasonedhomemaker. Each quilt block is pin-basted to a square of batting slightly larger than the block, then quilted with straight lines. At this point, I just let my imagination run wild. Don’t have any place to set up since we have small house. I know I’ve barely touched on the basics of appliqué in this post. It is very annoying and thus I’m going to chuck the article and get my information elsewhere! And, just as you finished the back of each row, finish the seams that you use to join the rows together. I cut a piece of 100% cotton batting that was slightly larger than the block and placed the block on top. You will still need to do some minimal quilting to attach the backing to the top. Attach all of your blocks together. The answer to your question is part of a bigger conversation. Aug 10, 2018 - Explore Rhonda Yarrow's board "Quilt as you go", followed by 170 people on Pinterest. The beauty of this method is how square the quilt is already. Have great holiday weekend. This product is a lot lighter than some of the other ones on the market. This gives you something to hang onto while you quilt and the extra for the joining of the blocks later. For quilting enthusiasts who work on home sewing machines rather than a longarm, the quilt-as-you-go method can be a real space saver. You’ll learn techniques for finishing your bag with a hidden zipper pocket, magnetic closure and bias binding. Apr 7, 2012 - Today Leanne from she can quilt and Marci from Marci Girl Designs are blogging together as a guest post on Lily's Quilts . Would love to spend time this Fall and Winter working on a QAYG quilt in our Grandson’s name who died from cancer this past June 8th. This post and the photos within it may contain Amazon or other affiliate links. This quilt-as-you-go technique can be a great solution for quilters trying to complete large quilts on a small machine. Anywhere. Lovely for beginners. Jenedel Wilcox shared a 3 Step Quilt-As-You-Go technique with me in a podcast episode that used a 3-step zigzag to stitch the blocks together. (Check Fat Quarter Shop for availability.). Yes I have. The quilted top can be attached to a quilt back by stitching in the ditch along the seam lines. I bought the Tea Time applique set and also the QAYG class at craftsy. Learn new craft techniques and tips from the experts. The quilt-as-you-go-technique (QAYG) simplifies quilting for beginners because it is an easy way to join quilted pieces by machine. With this quilt I went in an entirely different direction. I have a machine that is tough to fit large quilts in. Thank you1. Single Finishing Strips. Wonderful instructions. 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. Enter in your email and password to create a FREE account. Be sure to match your corners. Thank you . Then I attached two of the 6.5″ x 6.5″ blocks together. What I did was stitch in the ditch along all of my seam lines. I do sewing for my crafts by making pillow covers and table runner, curtains but haven’t attempted a quilt. 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. Here at The Seasoned Homemaker® every day can be extraordinary when we Celebrate Creativity together! For most quilts I make binding out of a piece of the fabric. Here, you can see that I’m now attaching a teapot to one of my QAYG blocks. Leave about 1 inch unquilted at the edges of the front fabric. This tutorial at Into Craft shares how to join pre-quilted blocks together with seam tape and water-soluble glue. If you purchase something through the link, I may receive a small commission at no extra charge to you. This is the "duh" part. To read more, click here. I like the binding to stand out a bit and help frame smaller quilts. Nov 30, 2015 - Learn this simple method that allows you to quilt a section at a time instead of the whole quilt. Quilt as you go to make a stunning piece of clothing, like this Sun and Feathers quilted jacket by Leah Day. If I were using larger blocks I would machine stitch 1/4″ on either side of the seams. I just love this. p.s. Back view of quilt showing machine quilting & handstitched joins. I am somewhat new to sewing and am self taught. The first thing to know is QAYG is ideal for machine appliquéd projects. Brilliant! Sign up for the Premium Membership and get access to our best Craftsy videos and projects. If you’re wondering where I got my teabag string….well, I just took one off of a teabag I had in my pantry. By trimming the raw edges of batting to fit together just right, you can blanket stitch the batting together to join quilted blocks without a bulky seam. Fast & Furious: Quilt-As-You-Go With Pre-Cuts. I’ll definitely be trying this! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. What if you want to add a border to QAYG? The Quilt As You Go technique (QAYG) is a way to quilt blocks before putting a quilt together. 3/out/2013 - Do you love the idea of quilt-as-you-go but don't want to add strips between each block. Five Tips for Better Quilt As You Go (QAYG) January 5, 2015 by Cori George 3 Comments. The quilt layout you have and the chosen fabrics are so pretty. Also had right shoulder replaced early December last year, couldn’t do much before surgery either. Looking to jump right in and try out the quilt as you go method? I’m going to try it!!!! You can buy it by the yard and I think it would be awesome on mug rugs and pillowcases, too. After all of the blocks were quilted, I trimmed away the excess batting and made sure each block was squared. Much simpler than other methods I read about. Instead of having to wrangle a huge quilt around a small area, you are now quilting each block individually before attaching it to the rest of your quilt. Now that the quilt top and backing are attached all that’s left is squaring up and adding binding. I’m almost done with it but I def struggled with it being a 3/4 bed size and using a home machine. Quilting is easier than ever with Jera Brandvig's modern spin on the popular quilt-as-you-go technique. Now I know this method and I def want to give it a try. It’s not only a great way to finish large quilts on a small machine, but this technique is a fun way to piece together smaller projects like the panels for a patchwork bag, zippered pouch or pot holder. Jera not only describes the technique but she also offers alternatives to the basic block by block quilting. Time to baste your blocks… Once you have all your blocks made, or the first batch or whatever, then … There are 3 key points to remember to make this easy to achieve 1. The fusible web product creates too much bulk for machine quilting on a domestic machine and you end up with a ton of skipped stitches and the occasional broken needle. If you prefer to avoid the thick seams created by other quilt-as-you-go techniques, you might want to stitch your batting pieces together by hand. Welcome, I’m Leslie. If you’ve ever tried machine quilting over a fused appliqué design you will understand why this method works better. I’ve never even seen before this so the sheer bulk of the fabric was intense. Doing it this way allowed for more creativity! Leave about 1 inch unquilted at the edges of the front fabric. This method is less bulky than others, and is finished by stitching three rows of straight stitching to the front of the quilt, which secures the previously glued joining strips. I recommend a Schmetz 90/14 top stitch needle. Technically, if all I was doing was creating patchwork blocks, I could put my quilt together. I was wondering what QAYG meant and now I know! When you have all of your rows stitched, you can sew them together using the same techniques that you used to join your blocks into rows. Once I knew my layout, I was ready to start quilting. From my background fabric I cut three blocks 12.5″ x 6.5″ and set them aside. However, I still want to add some appliqué. Just feel I need to do something meaningful in his name, hope he’ll be watching and know am still loving/thinking of him. How would the middle hold? Enjoy you tea time:o) 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. Here at The Seasoned Homemaker. If you have never tried appliqué, I have written an ebook called Appliqué Made Easy for absolute beginners. Make sure your back fabric and batting are larger than the front block. 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. Am I the only one that finds these things irritating? I also removed any markings. I’ve used a few like the scallop, teabag, and bird. Have nerve damage in right hand from accident in 1997. I have just found your site. I am a HUGE tea person. This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share a commission. Simply join your blocks with right sides together, creating seam … Then this direct joining technique is for you! That’s not the case here because the batting is already attached. I can’t exactly remember and didn’t write it down, but I think it might be Arial. You can see from this image below how there is very little squaring that needs to be done. That’s one of the best parts about QAYG; everything is now quilted and squared. This is really interesting and makes a lot of sense. If you prefer to avoid the thick seams created by other quilt-as-you-go techniques, you might want to stitch your batting pieces together by hand. Quilt as you go is a fun technique that allows you to get the whole project finished at one time--the piecing and quilting are done together so that when you've completed the top, all you have left to do is bind the project. Just stick a sheet in your printer tray and print out the designs. To join these blocks, you can use the method of sewing strips over the front and back of the raw edges as detailed by Andrea of the blog Welsh Quilter. As a fairly recent quilter I always feel I have so much to share and and even more to learn. Will be good way to pass cold months here in Western CO. This site may contain Amazon and other affiliate links. I have never quilted, but wow if this wouldn’t inspire me to get started! The easiest method is to but the edges together and zigzag stitch over them. This will hold everything together nicely. Anytime. By Leslie 30 Comments This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share a commission. I also have several tutorials on how to appliqué throughout my blog. Required fields are marked *. I love your tutorial and thank you for posting this. I have been longing to make a king size quilt but only have a domestic sewing machine, but I could not figure out how QAYG was done. Your email address will not be published. The technique involves cutting strips for the quilt first, usually 12 1/2-by-42 1/2-inch strips. Where to begin, I just love it love it, so many tips, so much info. After everything was either pieced or cut I then started arranging my blocks on a design board. Thank you Leslie. Your email address will not be published. Lasagna quilting is a faster form of quilting as you go. Thank you for the our reply! I want to show you an easy way to create your appliqué designs for the quilt. Another way to quilt as you go is to create mini quilts out of your blocks, which have a front, batting and backing. For my QAYG project I chose to make a quilt using my Tea Time Appliqué Set in order to demonstrate how appliqué and piecing work together with this method. 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. How do you get rid of them? I’m looking forward to planning my quilt now! 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. 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. This is the best explanatiion/tutorial of QAYG that I have found. We will: 1 Cut the fabric sashing strips for joining blocks. Thanks! This quilt uses the Quilt As You Go technique.Thank you for keeping up with me, it was a lovely journey of documenting this QAL. This method makes it easy to join individual blocks that you’ve quilted to the edge. Quilt your blocks with the backing fabric in place. Just wondering if you will have a blog post about FMQ and doing that at home? I often go back and add some lines of quilting across the joins. 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. Wow i love this idea. I love that double fold bias tape with the delicate edge–I saw it on the While She Naps blog when she was writing about Quilt Market. I come from family of quilting women, even have my Mother’s quilting rack my uncle made for her years ago. Instead of handling bulky quilts, you will be able to quilt your project as you piece it. Since the design set is called Ardently Austen and has a Jane Austen theme, I felt like her head should be on a teabag. This is a follow-up book to the popular Quilt-As-You-Go Made Modern, also by Jera. also love that you used a string from a real tea bag. It is essential that you use 100% cotton batting because you will be using a hot iron with steam to press open the seams. Thanks for this beautiful work and prefect tutorial, I would like to ask you which font have you used for the TEA TIME. With quilt-as-you-go (QAYG), you do the quilting in smaller chunks, then join the chunks, or rather, blocks at the end of the process. Any straight stitch sewing machine will work. Instead, all you need to do is layer your QAYG top onto the backing and pin-baste to hold everything in place. My fabric is from a collection called Ardently Austen by Riley Blake. 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