26 Quilt as You Go Tutorials

I am kind of fascinated with the Quilt as you go method.  I don’t use it very often…sometimes I find it confusing to get all the parts right, but it’s a great method to use if you don’t own a big quilting machine.

quilt as you go tutorials / patchworkposse.com Learn how to stitch with your machine the quilt as you go method! So many options and tutorials to choose from. It's not just for quilts!

Quilt as you go tutorials and patterns~

There is an additional beauty of -when it’s done, it’s done.  {besides the binding}  This works well for those who have a short attention span to sewing projects.  The smaller projects are a great way to get familiar and try out the quilt as you go.  Always, always start small.

What is this technique you ask?  Well, to put it shortly– you are sewing the top piece of the fabric {or your quilt top} right down through the layers of batting and backing.  Sometimes it’s a sew and flip method, sometimes it’s- sew a block then quilt it, then put those together sort of thing.  The size of the quilt block can vary and come in rows even.

If you are looking for a quick tutorial on how this process is done– check out the quilt as you go how to.  You can also learn the whole process here as well.

QAYG From Start to Finish

Interested in learning the method from start to finish?  Here are a few of my favorite classes that are online.  Stop, start, sew along.

Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork Bags

Quick Quilt-As-You-Go

Cute Quilt-As-You-Go Appliqué Monsters

Quilt As You Go 26 Tutorials using QAYG method~

Size is different, there are many different styles of methods and even some bags in there! {don’t forget about the puff quilt too!}

easter quilt as you go table runner tutorial | patchwork posse quilt as you go binder tutorial | patchwork posse
Needle Keeper Tutorial using your fabric scraps / patchworkposse.com #tutorial
 QAYG Log Cabins tutorial  Puff Quilt Tutorial Button
A Quilt As You Go Tutorial quilt as you strip quilt tutorial quilt as you go strip quilt tutorial
 32 cheeky blocks  scrappy ornaments | quilt as you go | patchwork posse | easy sewing projects and free quilt tutorials
 QAYG Tutorial Header  Picture
 mug rug for gifts  
 Tote  Strip and Flip Quilt Tutorial

Quilt as You Go Videos on making QAYG quilts:

Making a braided table runner:

More projects using this technique:

Quilt as you go table Runners

15 Zipper bags and Pouches

Supplies to keep you up to speed with Quilt as you go–

Super Sharp Scissors

Rotary Cutter

Quilting Fabric

Have you tried this method or technique?  What did you love or dislike about it?

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  1. Marci Girl

    26 September

    Thanks so much for including mine and Leanne’s QAYG tutorial, so nice to be included in amongst so many great ones!

  2. Barbara L

    30 September

    I use quilt as you go for most of my quilts as I don’t have a quilting machine… I have made 97 quilts in the past six years and only 2 or 3 were not made in this fashion.

  3. rosa

    30 October

    I haven´t tried it and want to begin with a small project because I don´t understad how to join all the blocks after quilting them.Thanks for the links,sure I will get awesome tips!.

  4. Toby

    24 November

    I looked at the bag and the strip and flip tutorial and neither looked to be quilt as you go. In fact the bag wasn’t even a tutorial. Quite disappointing.

  5. Sarah

    25 November

    If you look at the comments for the Quilt As You Go bag, you will see that the author gives a link to a general technique tutorial, and also gives simple instructions for the bag itself in a separate comment.

  6. Becky

    25 November

    Thanks Sarah for mentioning that. Hope that helps Toby!

  7. Peggy

    30 November

    This is totally new to me. I found you through pinterest. The blue tablerunner at the top is what caught my eye, as I’ve been buying fabric for table runners for Christmas. I don’t see instructions for that runner though. Any hints where it would be? I have a great fabric for it already!

  8. Becky

    30 November

    Sadly the picture is all there is left. The instructions are here: http://idahoquilter.blogspot.com/2008/03/quilt-as-you-go-table-runner-tutorial.html but the pictures don’t work any more for it.

  9. Noreen Kasman

    26 April

    I make mostly quilt as you go quilts based on Sharon Pederson’s book, Reversible Quilts – Two at a Time. 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 want to know what you do with the thread ends here – pull them through or weave them in.

  10. Judy

    19 May

    I do not have a large quilting machine and I just wrestled a lap quilt on my sewing machine. I am interested in trying a quilt as you go plan.

  11. Josephine Elliott

    1 February

    How much material would it take to make a queen size quilt the squares are 10.5 inches Sq. There is 5 stripes on each Sq, the stripes are 2.5 inches wide.

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