One of itâs greatest benefits is the ability to do dense quilting before putting together an entire quilt. Make a strip quilt and quilt it as you go (QAYG) so by the time the quilt top is done, the back and quilting are done too, and you are ready for binding! 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. You can see it here. Reply 1 year ago Reply Upvote. To use this technique, you will first need to stitch out your blocks which were specifically designed to be used without sashing. I am making my first quilt, a oversized king patchwork quilt. Quilt as you Go Hints & Tips~ * use a fusible batting if you can- this will help minimize shifting while you are stitching or quilting. Creative Grids Ruler 8½â x 24½â 2. Place the batting on top, and the front of the quilt wrong side down on top of the batting. This tutorial makes a 16.5â³ x 16.5â³ big stripes panel, which can be turned into a pillow or mini quilt or bag. Hi Leah, I am new to quilting and 100% love your tutorials. So, you wouldn't want to work with a 10"- or 12"-wide strip, because you'd have too much open space between your stitching lines and you'd have to go back and quilt â¦ So I an going to chance it. If you purchase something through the link, I may receive a small commission at no extra charge to you. Then place the other piece on top fabric side down. A wider seam allowance, plus batting in your seam allowances add up to a more durable quilt! Click any of the images or links below for more info ... Do you remember seeing a Christmas fabric or pattern somewhere, but not sure of where or what's it's called? The measurements giv- en in this lesson only works with our Quilt As You Go with No Sashing â¦ The one problem I have, however, with every quilt I make, is the fact that it is awful hard to machine quilt on jâ¦ Misty Fuse (very light weight fusible web). Today I'm finally sharing a little Quilt-As-You-Go how-to! When you connected quilted blocks together, that's called Quilt-As-You-Go. Readers, we welcome your suggestions. The sheet of batting is screen printed on one side with six 12 inch block patterns with a fusible applied to the back. I love this block! And, Voila! Hereâs how: With the quilt center right-side up, place the border backing strip on the backside, with right sides together, and long sides even with the outer side. Trim all of your quilt blocks to a consistent size after quilting. One 2 1/2 & 3 1/2 . My answer is "Nope!". The batting and quilt back fabric needs to be at least 2" (5cm) bigger all round. Place the batting on top, and the front of the quilt wrong side down on top of the batting. 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. 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 â uncovered cotton batting next to my feed dogs created lint of nightmare proportions! I've put ALL of the ones shared on this website on a single page to help you save some time. Thanks for writing Sandy. I will be quilting feathers and two other stitch designs in different areas on the one side of the quilt which I intend to stitch before adding batting. To use this technique, you will first need to stitch out your blocks which were specifically designed to be used without sashing. This is the applique technique I use for all my quilts. And it is slight, I promise! I only did a quick demo, I could have done a grid too and it would be stronger. No worries. Quilt-As-You-Go Quilt: Quilting is something that I absolutely enjoy. See how she connects massive quilt blocks together to make the Hugs and Kisses Quilt. I bought your âExplore Walking Foot Quiltingâ 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! Make a strip quilt and quilt it as you go (QAYG) so by the time the quilt top is done, the back and quilting are done too, and you are ready for binding! Plus, of course, there are the pins for the sashing and border. How Much & Which Batting Do You Need for Your Quilt. TeresaDownUnder says: August 4, 2019 at 1:08 pm. So, as I complete the quilting of the last couple of squares, I was wondering if I could add a layer to hide it. Simply quilt to one layer of batting - that's it! Learn how to master this technique in this new quilting tutorial with Leah Day. We have just done line quilting on the main quilt with curved quilting on the borders. Instead of handling bulky quilts, you can quilt your project one block at a time. Whether you are trying it out for the first time or becoming pretty good at the method, itâs something everyone can do. The entire goal of this step is to securely attach the quilted top to your backing. If you are unfamiliar with that, you lay the backing right side down on the floor or table. What I did was stitch in the ditch along all of my seam lines. I usually use basting spray for my quilts, but with quilt-as-you-go, pins may be better. Essentially, pieced blocks are quilted onto the batting without the backing piece. At a minimum you'll want to go back and re-quilt the ditch quilting used initially to anchor the two layers together. I use 3/8". Place it face down on the floor. I quite like binding but I know for some it is not their favourite part of the quilting process, glad to give you another option. Once youâve basted the pin and removed the tape, pick up the quilt and take a look if the pins have gone through all layers or not. Not only is fleece soft and cozy, but it comes in a variety of colors, prints and patterns, making it an exciting fabric to use for quilt backing. You may not have taped the backing of the quilt right, or you didnât hold it down when layering. Fuse the batting to the backing of the fabric- â¦ Quilters Slidelock 6. Allows for complex quilting designs to be handled on a standard size machine. Here are two pillow fronts Iâve created using this technique. If you use a false back like muslin to hide your stitches, do you leave it on or eliminate as much as you can before you put the real back on? For making monochromatic improv log cabin block so much less challenging to complete on your quilt will 4! 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