Quilt as you go is a fun technique that allows you to get the whole project finished at one time–the piecing and quilting are done together so that when you’ve completed the top, all you have left to do is bind the project.
How do you quilt as you go any quilt?
how to Assemble + Finish Quilt-as-You-Go blocks
- Step 1: Quilt Blocks. You can transform any quilt block into quilt-as-you-go by simply quilting the finished block to a matching square of batting. …
- Step 2: Join Blocks. This is the “duh” part. …
- Step 3: Baste to Backing. …
- Step 4: Quilt or Tie. …
- Step 5: Bind to Finish.
Is it easier to quilt as you go?
This technique is so easy, and it really opens up a lot of possibilities for more complicated quilting designs on a basic model sewing machine. I could even see doing much larger projects than what I am used to, since I won’t have to worry about forcing a full sized quilt through my machine.
What kind of batting do you use for quilting as you go?
For this method you will need a quilt block and a piece of batting. It is very important that you use 100% cotton batting* that is low-loft and needle-punched because you will be pressing directly onto the batting with a hot iron.
What goes in the middle of a quilt?
Batting: the cushy middle of a quilt – can be made from cotton, polyester or wool. Typically bought according to the size of the quilt you’re making – found in rolls. Bias-tape: strips of fabric used to bind the edges of a quilt.