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Bobbie posted on Fri, Mar 23 2012 12:49 AM

I am a new quilter and have recently heard about quilting as you go. Has anyone worked a large quilt this way and do you prefer this over quilting the entire project after basting the quilt sandwich? Any tips would be appreciated!

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Answered (Not Verified) Barbara replied on Fri, Mar 23 2012 12:54 AM
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Bobbie I know there are alot of people who swear by this technique ,myself I dont care for it. There are Many books written about it ,I tried doing it once and just didn't work out for me.

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gini replied on Fri, Mar 23 2012 1:33 AM

hi bobbie   a couple of members have posted tutorial on here, one is called eating the elephant. i'll look for it

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Monica replied on Fri, Mar 23 2012 6:56 AM

Bobbie-

There is a great tutorial by Vicki Stearns with lots of step-by-step pictures called "Quilt As You Go".  Here's the link:  http://www.quiltersclubofamerica.com/groups/bom_workshop_jodies_sampler/forum/t/5571.aspx.  It's not the only way to do it but it helps.

There is also a chapter in the classic book "Heirloom Machine Quilting" by Harriet Hargrave.

I'm currently working on a quilt that I did in four quadrant sections by a little different method which includes handsewing the backing together at the seams of the four sections.  Let me know if you want to know more about doing it that way.

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Thanks Gini for posting my link.  I was just about to do it.

 

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Bobbie--

I do like the method for working on large quilts with a DSM and I see that Gini has already located and posted the link for you--thanks again, Gini.

 

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Nana replied on Fri, Mar 23 2012 10:14 AM

Bobbie

I tried this method on one quilt but really didn't like it.  So I am back to the quilt sandwich and lots of stuff and fluff...LOL>

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Monica replied on Fri, Mar 23 2012 11:35 AM

Barbara-  I pushed that new yellow button and yikes it turned your box yellow.  Wonder what the purpose is?  I hate it when they complicate things!

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gini replied on Fri, Mar 23 2012 12:19 PM

it just means that you have a nifty  answer for her instead of  chitchat, and alerts her to find your tip.    is that right, nana?

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Answered (Not Verified) Nana replied on Fri, Mar 23 2012 12:48 PM
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Gini

I have always thought that button was for the person asking the question.   She/He can select the answers that most apply to what they need.   After you click on the tab then those answers go to the top of the list and are highlighted.

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Oh, sugar! I love to click on things so clicked on the yellow button to see what it would do. I thought I'd get an option to complete the action. Nope, it simply highlighted the post.


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Bobbie replied on Fri, Mar 23 2012 6:01 PM

Thank you all for your help! I'm going to check out the links you posted!

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Kris replied on Sat, Mar 24 2012 1:15 AM

Judy T-Bellingham:

Oh, sugar! I love to click on things so clicked on the yellow button to see what it would do. I thought I'd get an option to complete the action. Nope, it simply highlighted the post.

It will turn green when the person who asked the original question "verifies" the answer. Anyone can "suggest" what he/she thinks is a really good answer.

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Pat M. replied on Sat, Mar 24 2012 9:15 AM

Bobbie--

Instead of thinking about only using Quilt As You Go, take a look at the craftsy.com course "Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine".  I signed up for it and it gives you 5 ways to quilt your quilt.  Great info. and even though I have a book with some of the same info. I like to see exactly how to do things.  The course is now half price, too!  Love craftsy.com

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