Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Quilty Quarters

This week there will be chance to learn one of the many "quilt-as-you-go" methods. We are going to start with (in my opinion) the real "Quilt-as-you-go" where you actually piece your blocks and quilt them at the same time. Other methods are out there, and we will do those too.... like... quilting individual blocks before joining them, quilting two halves or quarters of quilts before joining them or quilting strips/rows of quilts and joining them together once completed. These methods are more like apartment quilting, at least that's what I call it and have done since many, many moons ago. I think the idea of making individual 'rooms' and joining them all together like apartments is a good one, every 'room' can be different but the basic 'structure' is the same.
This is a great method to learn if you have difficulty with the actual quilting of your larger quilts. So many ladies have been talking to me about using the service of a long arm quilter, which can be expensive, ladies have even been asking me to quilt big quilts for them, ooooooher! So, I've decided that it's time for us all to know that "We CAN do them at home all by our very own selves!"

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