Quilt as you Go with Video Tutorial

The quilt as you go technique is seriously one of my all time favorite techniques!

It makes sewing simple projects really go together quickly.

The idea is you are layering all 3 layers– backing, batting at the same time…and then sewing the top layer or quilt top directly on top of the bottom two layers.

By the time you are all done, the project is ready to be bound or finished into your project.

Here’s the video to show the process:

Materials needed for this technique:

* fabric scraps

* fusible fleece

* fabric for your back

Quilt as you go Tutorial:

1)  Cut your fusible fleece a little larger than the finished size you need.  The project I was working on used a 8″ X 10″  size.  {You will trim down later}

* the reason I use fusible fleece- it holds the backing fabric while you are working on the top.  If you don’t have it you can substitute it for regular batting and use pins or a spray adhesive.

2)  Cut your back the same size as the fleece.  Using the instructions provided, fuse the fleece to the wrong side of the backing fabric

3)  Place a scrap -right sides facing up on the fleece side

4)  Place another scrap -right sides facing the first scrap. Match one length of edge and pin in place

5)  Sew along the matching edge, trim any extra fabric underneath if needed

6)  Flip open and iron

7)  Place another scrap- right sides facing.  Match one legth of edge and pin in place

8)  Continue steps 5-7 until you have covered the fleece

9)  Iron well

10)  If you’d like you can go back and sew some additional lines – just for finishing look sake

11)  Trim the edges to the size you had decided on in step 1

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Quilt as you Go Hints & Tips~

* use a fusible batting if you can- this will help minimize shifting while you are stitching or quilting.  Fuse the batting to the backing of the fabric- if the top is being pieced together

* Cut your backing and batting just a bit bigger than the top.  When you are finished piecing it and quilting, trim the block to the specific size needed.  Sometimes things shift and if you measure correctly and trim before starting you might find your pieces just shy of the correct size because of it. Save yourself some trouble and start bigger, then trim.

* Try using a busy print for the backing fabric.  There will be seams in the back where the blocks are sewn together.  A busy pattern can help hide things, so audition a few fabrics before starting.

* If a layer that you are sewing is much lighter then the fabric is going on top of and you can see through, use a second piece of white fabric or muslin underneath the piece you are adding to cover it up.

If you have another hint or tip– please share!

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  1. Jeannie

    27 June

    Great video – thank you!

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