Quilt as You Go Patchwork Bags -class review pt 1

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Recently I have become a major fan of the Quilt As You Go technique.  I have tried it out on a few projects, but this is just me experimenting and not really knowing what I was doing….just giving a few stitches a try.

I knew that I wanted to finish the projects a little quicker, and that I loved having the projects look quilted, or more finished on the outside.  To achieve this look I gave the quilt as you go method a try.  sigh…… I’m smitten!

quilt as you go online sewing class  review | patchworkposse

After giving a few projects a try, I found out that Craftsy was selling a class—- All about Quilt as you go!   This couldn’t have been timed any better for me.  I really love the technique, know enough to get me into trouble, but was ready for the next step in making them a little more finished looking, and how to really use those scrap bits.

About the class:

Learn the theory behind the quilt-as-you-go technique by working your way through a charming potholder before creating the “Tinker” patchwork bag from blocks you create on the fly. Tara shows you how to use scraps from your stash to build out from a single square using a freehanded approach that celebrates the uniqueness of each quilted bag. Whether you prefer straight-line or free-motion quilting, your extemporaneous blocks will blossom as your bag comes to life. Add a simple pocket or follow Tara’s instruction for a painless hidden zipper pocket. Learn how to add material to the bottom of your bag for extra durability and box corners for extra stability. Finish off your quilted bag with a magnetic closure and eye-catching bias binding. Or hand-sew an invisible binding for extra sophistication.



Quilt as You Go Patchwork Bags Online Class


The materials list, a metric conversion chart, and a layout of the pattern pieces along with the templates are available to save and print.

Lesson1:  Getting to know Tara {the class instructor} and welcome & review

Lesson2:  Preprations and Stitching.  Prepare your fabric pieces, layers and get ready for stitching.   She goes into detail what the technique of quilt as you go is, and how you can achieve it.  No big machine is required.  A standard sewing machine is all you need.

This is the lesson that teaches you all about the technique.  Tara gives great hints and tips on what to do and what not to do when sewing.

Lesson 3:  Preparing the bottom of the bag and stitching it together.

That’s where I’m at currently in the video series.  So far I have learned a lot!

Here are a few things I have picked up so far:

* You can stitch across once or multiple times.  You can do this as you go along, or at the end of the project.  I kind of like quilting it as you go so the stops and starts are hidden by the next piece.

* Depending on how you want your project to finish, you can either use a muslin backing or the finished fabric backing.

I’m excited to keep going in the class and I’ll be sharing what else I find out and learn!


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Disclosure – I bought the course myself and am not being compensated in any way from Craftsy for this course review. I really love the Craftsy classes and the quilt as you go technique, so much so, I had to share.  I am an affiliate so will receive a commission if you buy this course using my link.

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  1. Ruth Bradford June 6, 2014

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