by Kelsey Norwood

in Finished Quilts,Patterns,Quilting,Sewing,Tutorials

quilt as you go quilt

Remember my QAYG (Quilt As You Go) tutorial from a while ago? I finished it! And I LOVE how it turned out.

how to make a quilt as you go quilt

It’s technically a queen sized tutorial but it fits just fine on our king sized mattress. I love all the colors AND that I used up TONS of scraps.

It was so easy to finish too since I didn’t have to quilt this massive beast after it was all put together. The last step (before binding) is stitching in all the row/column ditches which was not difficult even on my regular home sewing machine.

quilt as you go tutorial

Some tutorials recommend quilting or tying the center of each block but I didn’t do that and it’s fine. I figured I’d see how it looked and go back and do it later if I needed to but I’ll never get to it because it looks great without it.

qayg quilt finished tutorial

I honestly can’t wait to make another king sized QAYG for our bedroom – this method means I can make all kinds of gigantic quilts that I never would have made otherwise. I’m thinking a QAYG Swoon quilt will be my next project…someday…



1 Suzan August 24, 2014 at 5:11 am

I love your quilt! The colors are wonderful.

While I have access to a long arm (my sister’s) it is just so much easier to QYAG at home! I have a large harp on my Janome 1600 DP which is also a more heavy duty type of machine and makes quilting much easier but I have also used an older Singer and had great success. The best part, for me, is that I can do a couple of blocks and then do something else and come back to it later which appeals to my quilter’s ADD!

2 Edith April 11, 2015 at 8:51 am

How do you sew them together and put the backing on? Love how your quilt turned out.

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