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Quilt As You Go Technique

 Quilt As You Go Technique

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This Quilt As You Go Technique is by far the quickest and easiest way to put together the specially designed Quilt As You Go Blocks. This technique can also be adapted for regular blocks making it very versatile. This is the basic technique to putting together blocks to create strips. These strips are then put to- gether using this technique. You will need to adjust the widths and lengths ac- cording to your quilt’s design.

What You Will Need For This Quilt As You Go Technique

Sashing Fabric, Quilt As You Go Blocks, Ruler and rotary cut- ter, Pins

 

Lets Get Started

First trim back the quilt blocks to 1/4 inch round the block

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Now to cut your sashing strips. In this lesson I have cut my strips to join two blocks together. You will need

to adjust the length of the strips to accommodate the size of your blocks.

Make these Beautiful English Rose Garden QAUG Large Blocks

First cut:

1 x 1 1/2 inch x 9 inches (the 9 inches being the block length with some extra)

1 x 2 1/2 inch x  9 inches (the 9 inches being the block length with some extra)

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Fold the 1 1/2 inch strip in half, lengthways and press.

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Pin the 1 1/2 inch strip the back side of the block, right sides together. Then take the folded strip and pin it to the front of the block—open side of the strip to the edge


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Using a straight stitch on your sewing machine,  sew the strips of fabric to the block, leaving a 1/4 inch seam

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Turn the design so the back side of the design faces up. Press the back fabric seam

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Trim off extra fabric from the strips

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Now pin the back fabric to the strip, right sides together.

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Turn the design so the back side of the design faces up. Press the back fabric seam

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Sew the second block to the strip. Press strip flat

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Turn the blocks so the right side faces up. Press the folded strip over to the edge of the second block. Pin in place and stitch.

 

Use this method to join more blocks. Then use this method again to join the strips of blocks together.

And then you are done!

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