I don’t know who the genius is who thought up the QAYG method and I learned this second, maybe even third hand - but this is how I do my QAYG. Previous post about the stitchery is here.
1. For my 4-block quilt, I used two 1¾” strips (then folded) and two 1⅛” strips - the length of the backed and quilted block to make my rows. To join my rows, I have one long 1¾” strip (then folded) and one 1⅛” strip. After I measure my completed rows I will cut the strips to that length.
2. Join a 1⅛” strip, rights sides together on top of the block and the 1¾” folded strip the back of the block (raw edge to raw edge). Join by stitching a ¼” seam.
3. Flip top strip over. Press.
4. With right sides together, I join the next block to the top strip.
5. Raw edges together, join by stitching a ¼” seam. Flip block over and press.
6. On back side of row, flip over folded strip and stitch with a slip-stitch. If you love stitching binding down… you will love this. The technique is the same.
7. Join your rows in the same manner as joining the blocks into rows.
8. Press front.
9. Flip back over and repeat step 6.
Bind it and it’s done!
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