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Video tutorial: Quilt-as-you-go (QAYG) 2 ways

Video tutorial: Quilt-as-you-go (QAYG) 2 ways - quick and easy quilting techniques
There are many ways to do quilt-as-you-go (QAYG) and these are 2 of my favourite methods.

Learn QAYG 2 ways in 5 minutes

More details on each method:

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Making a quilt from start to end

Making a quilt from start to end - free tutorials

These are the steps I follow for all my quilts.

Step 1 – Making the quilt top

Choose a quilt pattern or design your own. Here you have 2 of my free patterns:

Free pattern: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt
Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt.

Half square triangles sampler quilt
16 Half Square Triangles quilt.

Step 2 – Quilting

Free motion quilting

There are many ways to do the quilting. I usually do free motion for all my quilts.

It’s quick and easy once you get the hang of it.

If you wish to try, here’s how you do it:

Check out my free motion tutorial for more details.

Quilt as you go (QAYG)

You can quilt the top as one piece or block by block with sashing. I prefer QAYG. It’s a lot easier on a domestic machine.

QAYG with narrow sashing

The finished sashing width for this technique is 1/2 inch. Learn the  technique in under 3 minutes:

Check out my Quilt as you go with narrow sashing tutorial.

QAYG with wide sashing

The finished sashing width for this technique is 2 inches. Learn the  technique in 3 minutes:

Check out my Quilt as you go with wide sashing tutorial.

Step 3 – Making flange or faux piping binding

If you want to add a very special touch to your binding, check this tutorial out:

Check out my flange binding tutorial.

Step 4 – Binding the quilt

This is the final step to making a quilt. Learn to bind the quilt by machine:

Video tutorial: Learn Quilt-as-you-go (QAYG) quilting

Quilt-as-you-go (QYAG) tutorial

How to Quilt-as-you-go (QAYG) – narrow sashing

The finished sashing width for this project is 1/2 inch but it can be adjusted to a wider or narrower sashing. Learn the  technique in under 3 minutes:

Materials

For the block sandwich

  • A piece of backing fabric the same size as the block
  • A piece of batting 1 inch larger than the block
  • One finished block

For the sashing

  • One strip of sashing fabric 1 1/8 inch x the length of the block side
  • 1 strip of sashing fabric 1 3/4 inch x the length of the block side

Do you like this quilting technique? Check out my other Quilt-as-you-go video that uses 2 inch sashing strips:

Quilt-as-you-go (QAYG) - video tutorial