My blog where I share my quilting experiences, and my group, Oz Comfort Quilts - quilts donated for those in need of comfort after floods, bushfires, earthquakes, and serious health challenges etc.
Monday, January 6, 2020
Quilt As You Go Block Tutorial for Oz Comfort Quilts.
Hi friends, I have reposted this tutorial on how to make QAYG blocks for Oz Comfort Quilts and hope that this is helpful to you. Please ask if you have any questions.
Hugs, Jan Mac
"Quilt As You Go" Block Tutorial
have finally found time to put this tutorial together and if anyone is
inspired to send me a few blocks then I'll put them together and donate
them to the bush fire victims. These quilts are very easy for me to put
together and cost very little as they all use up scraps. Basically I cut a background fabric to 11" and place batting on it so that it covers the fabric. I overlap the batting slightly if I'm using strips. Then I place a long strip of fabric diagonally across the middle of the block and pin it in place. I use strips which vary in size from 3/4"
in width up to 3 " in width and the only rules are that I don't use the
same string more than once in each block. Then I sew a strip each side
of the first strip and sew them down and then press them open, continuing until the entire block is covered. I trim the blocks to 10.5" and then join them together by placing two blocks backing sides together and pin them in place. Then sew a 2.5" binding strip, which has been ironed in half, across the seam line and sew through both blocks and binding strip. Then unpin them and flatten the blocks and sew the binding down on the other side. I sew them in a 5 x 7 setting and I also use a denim needle to make it easier to sew through all the thicknesses. If anyone wants to make even just a few blocks, then I'm happy to join them together into a quilt. They don't have to be 10.5" in size as long as there are enough to make a quilt. I usually start with a 10.5" or 11" piece of backing fabric as I had a lot of donated sheeting pieces in those sizes.
There's no need to join the blocks together just send any blocks you can get made and I'll do the rest.