But what is Quilting As You Go?

Quilt as you go is the method of making a quilt in the form of blocks that you quilt sandwich individually. Joined together to form a larger quilt. Using this technique, you can double side your quilt too at the same time. It is vitally important that you have your backing fabric at this stage as unlike a generic quilt which you would normally back at the end, this technique will have you create the whole block at the same time as designing the front. It’s a great idea to keep both sides of your fabrics from the same palette/designer of fabrics, so not to compromise your design.

You will need - Top fabric, Backing fabric, Wadding, Sashing fabric, Binding fabric, Pins, Sewing machine, Erasable pen/chalk, Rotary cutter, Cutting mat, Ruler.

First decision to make is to decide what size you would like your blocks to be. If you’re new to this technique it would be advisable make your blocks all the same size. Your sandwich will be made up from backing (wrong side up), wadding, and finally your top fabric.

Next, mark your stitch lines with an erasable pen or chalk. Measure these out using a straight edge, none slip ruler. Using an erasable marker will allow you to wipe out your marks once you have applied your patterned or straight stitch to the material without damaging it.

Repeat this process until you have enough sandwich blocks ready to be sewn together. Cut 2 pieces of sashing, the same height as your sandwich block. One of your pieces is single layer deep, the second folded. (2 layers of fabric)