Quilt-As-You-Go

Hi!  I'm Vanessa from Punkin Patterns back again with a fun and quick quilting tutorial.


Little Scrap Pillow
 
Quilt-as-you go is a great method for quilting small projects, especially when you only have a few minutes at a time.  It's super easy and funHere's how you do it::

Grab a piece of batting.  You start in the center and sew your fabric directly onto the batting, quilting it right away.

QAYG, photo 1

To add a second piece, lay it down right sides together matching the edges of your fabric together and sew a seam.

QAYG, photo 2

Fold the fabric over and iron it.

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Now quilt in place.

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Continue until your batting is covered.  You can cover it any way you'd like -- log cabin style is the simplest (and shown in the pillow at the top of the post).  You can also sew two (or more) pieces of fabric together before sewing them onto your batting.  Just have fun!  It's a great way to use up scraps.

QAYG, photo 5

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This method works well for small projects like pillows, doll quilts, mug rugs and maybe even a baby blanket (if you're brave).  I have heard of people quilting smaller sections like this and then sewing the batting together to create a much larger quilt, but I've never tried it.  This method is best with log cabin blocks or stripes - but of course you can be creative and have fun!!  I quilted each section of this pillow with a different style of quilting (wavy lines, diagonal, zig-zag, straight lines - so many possibilities).

Little Scrap Pillow

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