I always have trouble with how smooth I can get my quilt when I pin. I tried free motion quilting at Quilt Market on a Bernina 750 QE and it was sooooo easy. Smaller projects have more interest with smaller fabric pieces. I totally expected bulk. Do you apply the appliquรฉ before or after you have quilted the block? But I was STUNNED the first time I pressed a seam open. Sew down the edge using a 1/4″ seam allowance. It’s like 1 1/2 layers of their regular batting. You layer a piece of batting with each block and then quilt just that block in the machine. I tried free motion quilting at Quilt Market on a Bernina 750 QE and it was sooooo easy. See more ideas about quilt as you go, quilt tutorials, quilting crafts. For this small project it’s not really necessary, but if you are making a pillow or large piece, basting them with basting spray or basting stitching would be wise. Skip to step on trimming row. Quilt as you go placemats are perfect for giving this quilting technique a try. You'll learn how to stitch it all together so that when you are done, your quilting is done too! Press this piece away from the quilted pieces and add your quilting stitches. I like the look of quilting a bit to the side – but I’d be willing to take their word for it and try it in the ditch sometime. There was no noticeable bump at all! I know some of you already do all that stuff with free-motion quilting. Sew along the line where you matched up the fabric using a 1/4″ seam allowance. The quilt-as-you-go-technique (QAYG) simplifies quilting for beginners because it is an easy way to join quilted pieces by machine. ๐Ÿ™‚. Strictly Necessary Cookie should be enabled at all times so that we can save your preferences for cookie settings. Last Updated on January 21, 2019 by wendigratz. This means that every time you visit this website you will need to enable or disable cookies again. I’ve got another post here about adding sashing or borders. Trim up your quilted fabric to the size needed for your project. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’ll be in the shop on Friday 1/31. Both the front and back are ‘patterned’ and for the Bloomin’ Quilt as you Go, you could make the backs alternating fabrics (checkerboard style) and have an interesting reverse side. I oil it every time I sit down to use it (my Bernina DRINKS oil) and I clean out all the guts every time I change the bobbin. ๐Ÿ™‚, Thanks Wendi! I know some of you already do all that stuff with free-motion quilting. When you connected quilted blocks together, that's called Quilt-As-You-Go. The video has more detail, but here it is in a nutshell. https://www.shinyhappyworld.com/2017/04/add-sashing-quilt-go-quilt.html. Depending on what you are using your quilted fabric for will determine what kinds of fabric you select. Free Moose Fusible Appliquรฉ from the Woodland Critters Quilt | Sew Mama Sew | Outstanding sewing, quilting, and needlework tutorials since 2005. And I love the cats can’t wait for the pattern. Next, I added strips of red and blue to the sides. This method will require additional fabric for attaching the blocks ~ (see previous post). You'll need lots of fabric strips, squares or triangles. This is my first written tutorial so if something isn’t clear, please let me know so I can correct it. 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. This is especially the case with my applique quilts, where what I really want to do is quilt around each face and then do something fun to add texture to the background. All that is left is binding.  No! There’s still some machine quilting, but it’s the easiest kind. Quilt as You Go ~ Notes: A walking foot for your machine is highly recommended. […] For the third patriotic mug rug, I marked 2 ½” in on each side and then used a scrappy quilt as you go method to create the center panel. Here’s a link to the pattern. The loft is โ…›โ€…Is this the โ€œloftiestโ€ batting I can use? Creator, sewist and mom of 6. Big quilt blocks that is! Looks so much easier then trying to manage a big quilt. I do make a lot of charity quilts. If you want to add your fabric in a specific order, this will help determine where you start adding your pieces. Tutorials are provided for personal use only. Place your backing fabric with the wrong side toward the batting, then place both pieces with the batting side up facing you. Jan 20, 2017 - Explore Bonita Thompson's board " Quilt As You Go Patterns and Tuts", followed by 3917 people on Pinterest. Layer the back with the front (the batting’s already in there), quilt the layers together in BIG chunks, and bind it. You can add this piece of fabric to any side of your quilted fabrics. Gingham Play Fabric Bundles are back in stock! Quilt As You Go (QAYG) is a technique that’s been around for a long time – but I’ve never tried it until now. If you disable this cookie, we will not be able to save your preferences. Instead of handling bulky quilts, you will be able to quilt your project as you … quilt as you go: an easy to follow guide to quilting with practical projects to help you master the art of quilting. This website uses cookies so that we can provide you with the best user experience possible. Place your piece of fabric right side down, lining it up with the edge of the quilted fabrics. *note: you may want to baste your backing fabric to the batting depending on the size of batting you are working with. Al, Felt embellishments tutorials are loaded into IGTV, Patriotic US Flag Mini Quilt | Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog. You know – I’ve always thought that. […]. I have a Valentine version of a mug rug also available in a post I created for The Polkadot Chair blog. Blog post: https://mypatchwork.wordpress.com/2018/11/22/3-quilt-as-you-go-techniques-video-tutorialGet all my video tutorials in your inbox. Quilt As You Go - Cotton Quilt Blocks. Sending you all the love and joy l, Wishing all of you the very best! everywhere and hard to clean up. I’ve watched a few quilt as you go methods and I love this new simplified version. I find that I am happiest when I am making things, and taking time to be happy makes me a better mom. It should work. Remember too that if you’re using cuddle fleece, that adds its own loft. This looks easy and simple, like me. In this example I am creating backgrounds for raw edge applique, so I chose low volume fabrics for my quilted fabric. Essentially, this technique means you create BLOCKS and you quilt them individually, and then you join the QUILTED blocks into a large quilt, with sashing. Sounds just my *quilting* speed! Much easier than I anticipated. Pingback: Free Moose Fusible Appliquรฉ from the Woodland Critters Quilt | Sew Mama Sew | Outstanding sewing, quilting, and needlework tutorials since 2005. That’s pretty limiting. I choose flannel for its softness (planning to use cuddle fleece as the backing)…my issue is that itโ€™s realitivy flat after quilting….I think because of the flannel? So for now I’m struggling with how to do it on a machine that does not have that magical Bernina Stitch Regulator. Place your second piece of fabric right side down on the first piece of fabric. You can do it! I have been wanting to try quilt as you go but did not like the way they attached the blocks. *note: the fabric should be the same width as the side you are lining it up with, trim your fabric if necessary. Right now I am trying to quilt a Queen size quilt & it is so challenging to move a big quilt in a 10″ harp opening. The Quilt as You Go technique is a lot of fun. 2.2 out of 5 stars 4. paperback using the Quilt as You Go method in order to skip paper piecing. Your kitty quilt is so cute and I love the idea of the free-motion look without having to learn free-motion. I worked with strips instead of blocks in the chevron pillow I made for this post (http://wendigratz.wpengine.com/2013/10/book-review-quilting-happiness.html) and it worked great. Thanks so much! You can use a loftier batting – just make sure that it’s 100% cotton. Iโ€™m using 100% Cotton soft and natural batting. By guess would be yes since they’re both plant fibers – but I’d test on a small piece just to be sure. how do you put the backing on, and “quilt” it onto the top/batting? piece of natural fiber quilt batting- cotton or bamboo works well- you will want it at least 1-2″ bigger than the final piece you will need for your project. June Tailor Block Series Quilt As You Go - Paris On Point $ 1069.93 That is interesting, but what happens when you sew the rows together, do you not get bulk where they come come together? https://shop.shinyhappyworld.com/collections/quilt-patterns/products/cats-quilt-pattern-workshop. What is Quilt As You Go and How Do You Do It? I’ve neveer used a double needle before – I’ll have to see if my machine even has one. See more ideas about quilt as you go, quilting tutorials, quilt tutorials. Making and sewing keeps me sane and happy. I was kind of giddy and had to do a few more before I really believed it. It’s the most valuable thing I own (besides my house and car) and I definitely want to take good care of it. You’ll learn how to get started, the tools and supplies you’ll need, and how to make a quilt from start to finish using Quilt As You Go and applique with fusible adhesive. . but how do you finish the quilt. But Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr (quilters, fabric and pattern designers at Modern Quilt Studios) say they have ALWAYS pressed all their seams open to minimize bulk (even for regular quilting) and have never had a problem with the seams splitting. NOTE: if you want both sides of the row solid, repeat on the other side of batting with your backing fabric and quilt as desired. I love this technique. But, did you know that the quilt as you go method isn’t just for quilts? Off one of the pieces in the seam allowance? We can change the world. I know a lot of quilters do. . - Page 2, Pingback: Quilt As You Go & Batting Buddy. Could you use hot iron on batting that was a combination of cotton & bamboo? The question was just how much and what’s going to be the best way to deal with it. Add quilting stitches to both fabric pieces. Quilt as you go is becoming one of the most popular quilting methods out there and this video will show you how to do the technique using only your sewing machine. Do you thinks spraying the quilt would work for adding the backing? - Page 2. I’m so excited about this technique! There are plenty of times when a grid or a series of parallel lines is just perfect for a quilt I’m making, but sometimes I want the background quilting to be a little more fun. My only tip is to really clean out your bobbin case after the quilting. Want to learn how to make a quilt with an easy online workshop – totally free? Sending my love, Do you go straight from Christmas decorations to V, My favorite craft storage project by far is my emb, Sneak peek of the photo shoot I had today! This method allows you to create a quilt in no time flat. Whether you are trying it out for the first time or becoming pretty good at the method, it’s something everyone can do. Pingback: How do I connect embroidered QAYG squares? Once you have all your material cut, it comes together relatively quickly as there are only four seams per block, you can chain piece these if you want. Dec 29, 2017 - Explore Jeanette Weiner's board "Quilt As You Go", followed by 929 people on Pinterest. This Quilt as you go tutorial will show you how to sew scraps to batting to create a new piece of quilted fabric that is perfect for mug rugs, pouches or even tote bags or pillows. I love the look of this technique & am so anxious to try it on my next quilt. Thank you so much for this tutorial! Can’t wait to try it! Thanks! Pingback: The quilting gods must be crazy! If needed trim any fabric that extends beyond the batting. I admit – I’m a bit of a fanatic about keeping my machine clean and oiled. I'm here to share my love of creating with you. Quilt as you go is a technique that allows you to sew the blocks and do the quilting at the same time. You can quilt your blocks any which way you desire at this point whether that be straight-line or free motion. Notice the dark grey ‘sashing’ between all the blocks and spacers of the quilt top. Wendy, I was a little uncertain at first – but the more I do it the more I love it. Press the second piece of fabric away from the first piece of fabric. Depending on what you are using your quilted fabric for will determine what kinds of fabric you select. Sign up for the Shiny Happy News - Wendi's weekly newsletter. *This is where it is important to use a piece of batting with natural materials so you don’t melt it. I am the mom to six kids- which is a big reason that I create and sew. It’s the easiest, most fun way to make an applique quilt. I’m still wrapping up the final details. Anita. The hardest part of machine quilting is any time you change direction. Thanks! Thanks for the video, I will have to try it. In a nutshell – you put the backing on just like a regular quilt. A piece of backing fabric the same size as the batting, various scraps of fabric in the colors of your choice, I recommend a walking foot for your sewing machine, but it’s not absolutely necessary. I hope you will find lots of inspiration, encouragement and fun inside these pages. I tried that once and it was a disaster. I am thinking I want to make a zipper pouch using some quilted panels, something like this color block pouch, or a notebook cover would look amazing with quilted fabric panels! Feb 3, 2019 - Explore Joan Moore's board "Quilt as you go", followed by 1557 people on Pinterest. Thank you Wendi! Because there is no fabric on the back a lot of “fluff” goes down. That’s a great idea! I’m giving it another try, but at this point it’s still frustrating and Not Fun. Add a third piece of fabric. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. . Wendi, I can’t thank you enough for giving us all this information. The video will show everything. - Page 2, https://shop.shinyhappyworld.com/collections/quilt-patterns/products/cats-quilt-pattern-workshop, https://www.shinyhappyworld.com/2017/04/add-sashing-quilt-go-quilt.html. Remember this quilt diagram below? ๐Ÿ™‚. ๐Ÿ™‚. You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in settings. I am quilting the Cat quilt on flannel as a crib quilt. ๐Ÿ™‚. I probably won’t use it for everything, but for my favorite kind of applique blocks it gives them EXACTLY the kind of effect I was looking for but always unable to do on the machine until now. I’m giving it another try, but at this point it’s still frustrating and Not Fun. It’s a pleasure to watch you teach in a way that is so easy to understand. Always good advice! Be kind. Free patterns, tips and tricks and videos to help you discover your own creative passions. My only worry is, if you press your seam open and then stitch in the ditch, do you run the risk of breaking open your seam? What kinds of Quilt As You Go projects are you going to tackle first? The good thing about this method is that you are working with the top fabric and the batting together so there is no need for basting or spraying at the end of a big quilt because the batting is already attached to each block. Then sew the blocks together for a finished quilt. I like to applique after I quilt – it makes things super easy – but you can do it either way. How do I connect embroidered QAYG squares? Can’t wait to try this! But that’s my dream machine – not my real machine – and it’s out of my price range. Please, don’t pass off the tutorials as your own. Sign up for Let’s Make a Quiltย�here. If you are making a pouch or pillow, you may want more vibrant or colorful fabrics. So think of this as giving you the look of free-motion quilting without having to learn that tricky technique. - Page 2. Tks for sharing. Mug rugs are nice projects because they are quick and easy to sew and don’t take a lot of fabric or time. It’s a double-sided plush so it’s got a nap on both sides – not like minky that usually is flat on the back side. I make mostly quilt as you go quilts based on Sharon Pederson’s book, Reversible Quilts – Two at a Time. The size of your pieces is totally optional, but I recommend using pieces that are on scale with your project. What would happen if you wanted to add borders? This Quilt as you go tutorial will show you how to sew scraps to batting to create a new piece of quilted fabric that is perfect for mug rugs, pouches or even tote bags or pillows. Where do you get those kitty designs? You join all the blocks together after they’re quilted, and then just do some easy grid quilting in the final big quilt. For example- this mug rug measures 6″ X 9″ finished, so I am using a piece of batting 7″ X 10″. I like to vary the quilting for each fabric piece, but you do not have to do that. At this point, I always stop and think that on one hand, the quilt designer has put a lot of time and effort on the quilt and there are probably good reasons why the designer has come up with those particular sashing dimensions. Oooh, thanks for this clear explanation! Keep adding fabric pieces until your entire batting piece is covered with fabric. I’ve been playing around with the method for a couple of months now and this is the way I like to do it. I’m definitely changing to this method. Set your first piece of fabric right side up on your batting anywhere you would like. I didn’t think of it because I almost never add borders to my quilts, but there’s no reason you couldn’t make and quilt the border as a long strip and then add it to the rest of the quilt. There are many different ways you can do this, but the basic idea is all pretty much the same: you stack your pieced block, with batting and backing cut to the same size, sandwich them together and quilt them first, and then actually join blocks together. Applique is another thing I have wanted to try so the cat quilt will have me learning several things in one quilt. So here’s the first video in the series. I find that when I use the regular batting it seems kind of flat at first, but then I add the cuddle fleece which adds weight and thickness, and then I wash the whole thing and that makes it crinkle up and get “loftier.” By the time I’m done it feels like a really good quilt – and it’s nice and warm with good weight to it. And the results are beautiful! It’s small and easy to spin around in all kinds of fun patterns. Jun 2, 2015 - This video shows a method of joining together Quilt as you Go blocks and borders, with all those edges covered up!www.gourmetquilter.com Great video! ๐Ÿ™‚. Copyright 2019 - Ameroonie Designs. I did this on my last quilt and I love it! I will definitely have to try this technique! NOTE This technique produces a double-sided quilt; if you want to … If you’re using a quilt pattern that has sashing, the pattern will tell you how wide and long to cut your strips. by bekky clark | 14 jul 2020. The basic idea is to quilt all of your layers together, as you are piecing your quilt, so that you are working with smaller, more manageable pieces. See more ideas about quilt as you go, quilting tutorials, quilt tutorials. Good question! Jun 24, 2019 - Explore Pamela Day Walsh's board "Quilt As You Go" on Pinterest. The idea is that when you are finished with the top, you are finished with the quilt. ๐Ÿ™. Yeah. Whee! I choose to quilt mine using straight lines – half the blocks I quilted the lines going vertically & half I quilted horizontally so that I could lay them out like a checker board when putting it all together and it wouldn’t matter that none of my lines matched up. Here’s a tip/question: If you stitch in the ditch or !/4″ from your seams, why not use a double needle and save time? Again, it should be the same length as the edge of fabric you are covering. I tried that once and it was a disaster. I’d love for you to link to my blog, just give credit where it’s due! http://wendigratz.wpengine.com/2013/10/book-review-quilting-happiness.html, The quilting gods must be crazy! I would love for you to tag me or send me pictures of your projects made from my tutorials on social media! There are a few different techniques floating around the internet – including a really common one that uses bias tape and is VERY fussy and irritating, in my opinion. While you can make the blocks in any technique you want, for this tutorial I used the easiest technique: I just quilted a design in the center of the blocks. I’m shooting a video for that this week – it’ll post next Tuesday. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I can’t seem to find it. You can also combine QAYG with a string-piecing approach, which is particularly well suited for small home-dec projects made with… . I’ve had bad experiences with spray basting – overspray Excellent tute Wendi! For the back of my row I’m going to use the Stitch-and-Flip method of quilting as you go… For each individual row you will need: thirty 2 1/2″ x 7 1/4″ strips Layer backing fabric with batting and sew quilt blocks as you piece the pattern. I have a project in mind to try it – thanks!! You can find the pattern for this mini rainbow on my blog. Cookie information is stored in your browser and performs functions such as recognising you when you return to our website and helping our team to understand which sections of the website you find most interesting and useful. Thank you!!! I love projects that let me use up scraps and create something useful from left over bits. All Rights Reserved. ... JT-1407, Paris On Point Quilt Blocks. I’m very excited to try this! See how easy that is? I do like what you’ve done and I’ve done it myself. Thankfully, I am almost done so this is definitely a must try on my next quilt. And the rest of it opens up a whole new world of easy peasy zigzags and triangles and wobbly waves. Thanks again. THANKS! Is the kitty face pattern available? What is Quilt As You Go? You can quickly create a large quilt by piecing and quilting supersized quilt blocks. I love, Happy new year! What about doubling up the batting and cutting ยผโ€ This is excellent – very clear directions! We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. Warm & Natural has a slightly thicker cotton batting that’s called Warm & Plush. How would you add a border to a QAYG technique? See more ideas about Quilt as you go, Quilting techniques, Quilt tutorials. I can’t wait to try this method, and those cats are adorable! As this crazy ye, Chapstick holders are a fantastic scrap buster! Thank you! Learn how to master this technique in this new quilting tutorial: • Easy sew-by-number block pattern printed on cotton/poly batting. You can find the tutorial for the scrappy quilt as you go method here. Mini quilt | Diary of a mug rug also available in a nutshell cookies give. Start adding your pieces if my machine clean and oiled about adding sashing or borders with project... Are covering each fabric piece, on point quilt as you go i recommend using pieces that are on scale with your project using %. 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