What kind of batting do you use for quilting as you go?

For this method you will need a quilt block and a piece of batting. It is very important that you use 100% cotton batting* that is low-loft and needle-punched because you will be pressing directly onto the batting with a hot iron.

What is the quilt as you go technique?

Quilt As You Go is a method of making a quilt sandwich with the finished quilt blocks or rows, batting cut to the finished size and backing, then quilting the finished block.

Is quilt as you go easier?

It’s a super easy and fun way of quilting, and I don’t know of anyone else who does it quite the way I do. Over time I’ve added a bunch of tutorials to answer questions, demonstrate specific steps, and make things as easy as possible. It’s time for one page to corral all those Quilt As You Go instructions!

How much space should be between quilt lines?

Warm and Natural While this is not an all-inclusive list, quilting lines 2″ apart should be adequate. P.S. While batting manufacturers recommend quilting distances of up to 8″ to 10″, if your quilt will be washed or heavily used, do consider adding more quilting stitches than that.

How many inches should be between quilts?

Most batting requires quilting at least 8 or 10 inches, but I’m going to recommend you overachieve a little bit: quilt every 4 inches.

How to make a quilt as a go?

1 Sew your blocks, in any technique you want. Layer each block with batting and backing and quilt as desired. 2 Arrange your blocks in rows, keeping them in a pleasant composition. To keep the blocks in order, use price tags and label each block with the corresponding number. 3 For joining two blocks you need two strips:

What’s the best way to add backing to a quilt?

Once all of the blocks are quilted and squared you attach them using a 1/4″ seam allowance. I recommend pressing open the seam allowances to avoid bulky seams. Adding the quilt backing is your next step. This would be a good time to use the glue sticks for basting the backing to the finished top.

How to join quilt blocks as you go tutorial?

1 Cut the fabric sashing strips for joining blocks. 2 Join the blocks and spacers into rows using the qaug method. Need the pattern? Find it here: You can find the instructions on completing a quilted block (part 1) or a spacer (part 2)with the qaug method in previous posts. A walking foot for your machine is highly recommended.

How do you fold a quilt as you go?

Use the walking foot. Backstitch at the beginning and end of the seam. Flip the top strip over and finger press (or even lightly press with an iron). Here is the look of the block sandwiched in between the two strips (remember that the folded strip is always on the back). Add the second block to the other edge of the top strip.