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Quilt As You Go (QAYG) - part 2

November 9th, 2009

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.
BIrdie a go-go

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.
BIrdie a go-go

3.  Flip top strip over. Press.
BIrdie a go-go

4.  With right sides together, I join the next block to the top strip.
BIrdie a go-go

5.  Raw edges together, join by stitching a ¼” seam.  Flip block over and press.
BIrdie a go-go

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.
BIrdie a go-go

7.  Join your rows in the same manner as joining the blocks into rows.
BIrdie a go-go

8.  Press front.
BIrdie a go-go

9.  Flip back over and repeat step 6.
BIrdie a go-go

Bind it and it’s done!
BIrdie a go-go

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48 Responses

  1. The fabulous Simone allegedly said:

    Lovely lovely quilt and what fun you must have had all those days. I cán’t believe being there with 60 other lovely ladies. Incredible!!!



  2. The fabulous Yuki allegedly said:

    Ya’ll look like you were having way too much fun!! Loved the QAYG demo!

    ttfn :) Yuki



  3. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    Dancing with the Chairs - You crack me up. (Thanks, I needed that at almost 7 in the morning.)



  4. The fabulous Jane Weston allegedly said:

    LOL - that is the best dancing ever! Thanks for making me giggle..it’s just what I needed.

    Great tutorial too and cute quilt!



  5. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    You people are cah-razy. I’ve already addressed this issue with SW3. You girls are in BIG trouble. And the drinking incident…Well! I just don’t know what to say. Tsk, Tsk, Tsk. Can you say T.I.M.E.O.U.T???



  6. The fabulous Jodi allegedly said:

    Hilarious! Thanks for sharing. Looks like everyone had a Wonderful time!



  7. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    Oh, that little quilt is so cute. I’ve kind of wanted to try to QAYG, but never have. Maybe someday. :)

    The Dancing with the Chairs looked like a blast. I can’t believe you have shoes on, tho! :) Your spins are fabulous. :)



  8. The fabulous Natalie allegedly said:

    I don’t watch much reality TV, but your Gymnasium Chair Dancing is stellar… in a gown, with some feathers… I could watch for hours… I would even consider auditioning.
    The QAG: I will have to return to when I have my brain fully engaged and my house unpacked.



  9. The fabulous Mary Ann/Ca allegedly said:

    Love the quilt, now I’ll have to figure out the technique too. Oh wait, Gudrun is showing us how too also! Monica the birds are so cute and I’m glad you had a ball, I’m adding the retreat to my “Wish List”



  10. The fabulous Andrea allegedly said:

    Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, you have me totally losing it this morning! That looks like SO much fun. I would have been all over that too!



  11. The fabulous jenny b harris allegedly said:

    Dancing with the Chairs…. LOL!!!!!!!!!



  12. The fabulous Jona allegedly said:

    I sense a new Olympic sport in the making here. And that tutorial is beautiful (because I love stitching binding down, it’s my therapy).



  13. The fabulous nanette allegedly said:

    Having read Sarah’s version (more racey) and laughing it was fun to come see your video and read what you had so say. I can only be happy for you both and excited to be a bystander to see your fun time. Good for you girls!! And the ponies. Loved the video. But loved the little tutorial. I’ve tried this before but mine didn’t look like yours. This is just so adorable.



  14. The fabulous Carolyn Parker allegedly said:

    Could you be more full of fun Monica?! Darling quilt- so cheerful. Thanks for the laughs.



  15. The fabulous Kim allegedly said:

    Too funny! I can’t stop laughing now!

    Love your QAYG project. Cute fabrics!



  16. The fabulous MichelleB allegedly said:

    What fun! Sounds like a great retreat.



  17. The fabulous Carmen allegedly said:

    Seriously my daughter has just come in to check I’m ok I’m cackling so loud at the second viewing of that vid. Own up - who has the filthy laugh? Genius adding the music at the end :D :D

    What is it about Family Guy? At the last craft fair we went to, ,y eldest and I were going round saying ‘ooh piece a candy’ a la James Woods in Family Guy every time we saw something yummy! Which was a LOT! ;)

    Love that quilt, so gorgeous.



  18. The fabulous Jen in NY allegedly said:

    ROFLMAO! Oh, Monica, you are a crazy woman. In a good way of course. The chair dancing is classic. I liked Sarah’s roller-skating twirl-n-stop too.

    Can your little quilt be any cuter? I submit it can NOT!



  19. The fabulous Jen in NY allegedly said:

    P.S. Carmen–my husband and I say that all the time too….”ooh! Piece of candy!” “ooh! Piece of candy!” LOLOL!



  20. The fabulous Ila allegedly said:

    Roller Dollz and the roller chair derby!

    TY for the tute. Cute, cute tute.



  21. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    Ahhhh you guys are killing me. I’m so jealous. I told Sarah I’m completely with her on the Union Jack Quilt, I JUST got the pattern the other day and have my pile of fabric to get started. Love the one in the photo. Looks like you had so much fun.

    And if that method is quilt as you go, why are you handquilting?
    xo



  22. The fabulous amandajean allegedly said:

    who was that dancing in the video???

    it looks like you got a lot crazier than we did. but i wouldn’t say that you had more fun. i was about to explode, it was so good. i just can not stop grinning. :)



  23. The fabulous Karen Snyder allegedly said:

    Monica, being anywhere with you is a blast! Having you “on staff” was even better! Thanks for everything. Let’s do it again.



  24. The fabulous AnyoneCanQuilt allegedly said:

    “Hi there Muscle-y Arms, you want a popcicle?…” We had WAY too much fun. It still kills me watching you roll out of frame…and then she’s back!! And you did a great tutorial! Since we didn’t do a twinsy project I think I’m going to make one of these to hang in my sewing room (sniff sniff), to always remind me of what fun we had! And mama was so sad to leave, she’s driving back to MT as I type. :(



  25. The fabulous Kersten allegedly said:

    The Quilt Retreat looks like so much fun! Love the video, haha! Thanks for the tutorial!



  26. The fabulous Susan (Lilliwaup) allegedly said:

    Hey there, Speedy! Sure had a great time with everyone this weekend. You and Karen always make for a fun weekend. Especially after hours! Made the extra stop at Sister’s on the way home, of course. Zeke is well and Jerry is home. Hope to see you soon!
    Hugs



  27. The fabulous Kristin L allegedly said:

    Now I know what I’ve been forgetting to pack when i have swing days with friends — ponies!! Well, ponies and roller skates, but our chairs don’t have wheels, so it wouldn’t really work out as well.



  28. The fabulous blop allegedly said:

    Killerama!!! Love it and soooooo sorry I missed it!
    Totally love the QAYG, very fun project will have to give it a try soon.



  29. The fabulous ozjane allegedly said:

    lovely QYAYG instructions.
    I sort of know how..but always good for monkee see monkee do type people to have pictures.
    I do not understand how my brain can synthesize information for a thesis with no problems but cannot follow quilting instructions and pattern instructions….I keep asking for things that seem to be left out….monkee see monkee do I have concluded is my monika.
    I have some nice gold embroidered angels on black with pellon backing and have been considering strip pieced Christmas fabrics on pellon to go with them and now I can “see” what to do…I may even get motivated.
    Thanks again.



  30. The fabulous elizabeth allegedly said:

    So multi-talented you are! I’m in awe.



  31. The fabulous Suzanne allegedly said:

    Ohhh, that looks like so much fun. What a great venue for a retreat, all that space.

    Your quilt is gorgeous! Georgia Bonesteel was my intro to QAG, I think she made “lap quilting” popular way back when. WETA in Seattle is currently showing her programs, not sure if they’re the ones from long ago.

    Love your blog!



  32. The fabulous Sabine allegedly said:

    Oh Monica, that sounds like great fun! And it was so nice to watch the video. :o) One can see that you´ve had had a fantastic time and I´m green with envy that I couldn´t spend this time with you, hehehehe…
    Außerdem sieht dein Quilt total klasse aus!!
    Ich grüße dich ganz herzlich,
    Sabine xx



  33. The fabulous val allegedly said:

    wow! What a great time and then to actually get something made! WONDERFUL!



  34. The fabulous Julie allegedly said:

    Looks like so much fun! I am so glad you got to go…and your peeps quilt is darling. I like the way you put it together!



  35. The fabulous Robin allegedly said:

    Doh! Clearly, I picked the wrong night to stay up late. Y’all had waaaay too much fun. And how cool is it that you caught it on video? Wow!

    It was so awesome getting to meet you, Karen, and all of the other ladies this weekend. It was truly a blast!



  36. The fabulous Kathi D allegedly said:

    I have always wanted to try quilt-as-you-go but I haven’t seen it explained this clearly!

    Also, you and PamKM are now officially in more magazines than Kate Gosselin.



  37. The fabulous Amanda allegedly said:

    OMG!!! That video is too funny!!! At least you were getting some sort of exercise! And the music… it looks like you were doing Zumba in your rolly chair!

    I, too, will have to come back to see the qayo technique. I’ve always wanted to learn how, but I’m laughing too hard right now!



  38. The fabulous jen duncan allegedly said:

    I kmew it would be great fun with you there :-) VERY sweet qayg you made!



  39. The fabulous Alice allegedly said:

    How fun the quilt retreat looks! I think you and your fellow quilter are having way too much fun! Love the tutorial. I’ll have to try that wonderful little quilt. It’s just too cute.

    Happy Quilting!



  40. The fabulous Susan Ramey Cleveland allegedly said:

    I absolutely LOVE your quilt-as-you-go quilt. The colors are so sweet.



  41. The fabulous jaybird allegedly said:

    looks like you had a great time.. thanks for sharing!!



  42. The fabulous Julie Stewart allegedly said:

    Thank you, oh, so, much for this great video. It was a rough morning until now, from this moment on, I will have the skating chairs in my head! Julie



  43. The fabulous anina allegedly said:

    Sounds like such fun. Now why wasn’t I invited???? :o)
    Love the little quilt.



  44. The fabulous amandajean allegedly said:

    I’m back to this post digesting the quilt as you go method. Thanks for the tutorial. I love handstitching binding, so I’m going to have to try this technique. Plus, I have some of that same swell stripe in my stash that needs to be used up.



  45. The fabulous raesha allegedly said:

    Carrie Ann - 9
    Len - 9
    Bruno - 9
    Raesha - 10 - 10 - 10 - 10 - 10 !!!!!
    Ok but I really want to know who fell on their ass when there was all that commotion off camera:)



  46. The fabulous Aniza allegedly said:

    thanks for the QAYG finishing! Such a neat tutorial with details.



  47. The fabulous Cheryl Greenleaf allegedly said:

    Thank you for the QAYG tutorial. I am in a wheelchair so I can’t get down on the ground or reach across a large table so I’m thinking that this is the way for me to be able to quilt. You have very clear close up pictures, I can’t tell you how much this is going to help.

    Thanks again,
    Cheryl



  48. The fabulous Mimi allegedly said:

    This is a fantastic tutorial!! This is going to be on my Resolution List for 2013 as something that I have to try!!! Thanks so much!!



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