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Video tutorial: How to Quilt-as-you-go (QAYG)

How to quilt-as-you-go (QAYG)

How to Quilt as you go (QAYG)

The finished sashing width for this project is 2 inches but it can be adjusted to a wider or narrower sashing. Learn the  technique in 3 minutes:

Materials

For the block sandwich

  • A piece of backing fabric the same size as the block (I used half square triangles for some blocks to make a star)
  • A piece of batting 1 inch larger than the block
  • One finished block

For the sashing

  • 1 strip of sashing fabric 4 1/2 inch x the length of the block side
  • One strip of batting 1 1/2 inch x the length of the block side (you can add a bit more for good measure)
  • One strip of sashing fabric 2 1/2 inch x the length of the block side

Get the 16 HST quilt sampler pattern featured on the video. It’s free.

 

Jane A. Stickle Quilt row C: JAS-C03 – Rayelle’s Fence

This was an easy foundation paper pieced block.

If you have never done foundation piecing, this block is a good block to try out. I posted a video tutorial on how to do foundation paper piecing in case you want to try.

Bear in mind that, on the video, I work with solid fabrics -I did that to simplify the process.

If you use print fabrics, the first piece needs to be placed right side up on the back of the pattern.

So let’s start: cut the pieces and fold in on each line.

Stitch each strip individually following the order on the paper pattern.

Now stitch all strips together.

Make sure all your seams coincide. Do not remove the paper until the end so that it is easier to match seams. The paper stops the fabric from stretching.

Done!

Where to get the Jane A. Stickle Quilt patterns

Susan Gatewood’s paper foundation . All patterns are free though Susan says “I only ask that you consider making a donation to the Bennington Museum, in Bennington, Vermont. And if you do, it would make me tremendously happy if you would tell them that you have received help from me.” I totally recommend Susan’s patterns as they are very easy to use.

How to do foundation paper piecing

Dear Jane progress

See all blocks I’ve done together in a larger size.

Jane A. Stickle Quilt row C: JAS-C02 – Streak of Lightning

JAS-C02

I didn’t find this block particularly challenging, maybe because of my experience with foundation paper piecing (check out my video tutorial on foundation paper piecing).

I have used Susan Gatewood’s paper foundation patterns for almost all blocks so far. They are very easy to use and free. Thank you Susan!

The hardest part about this block was cutting the pieces in a diamond shape large enough to cover the area and a bit more and then placing the diamonds correctly before stitching together.

No more tips on this one.

Where to get the Jane A. Stickle Quilt patterns

Susan Gatewood’s paper foundation . All patterns are free though Susan says “I only ask that you consider making a donation to the Bennington Museum, in Bennington, Vermont. And if you do, it would make me tremendously happy if you would tell them that you have received help from me.” I totally recommend Susan’s patterns as they are very easy to use.

How to do foundation paper piecing

Dear Jane progress

See all blocks I’ve done together in a larger size.