Quilt As You Go
This Quick & Easy Charity Quilt uses the quilt-as-you-go method of construction. QAYG means that you sew the quilt pieces together on top of the batting and backing so the quilting and piecing are done at the same time. Using this method, it took me about 3 hours to complete the quilt. Because the quilt is loosely quilted it is very soft and flexible. Perfect for snuggling.
To make this quilt you will need:
A piece of backing fabric. Mine was 44 x 62.
Eight inch wide strips of fabric. I used eight.
You can use any size strip you would like - the smaller the strip width, the more you will need. Make sure the strips are no wider than the maximum quilting distance required by your batting. My batting said that it needed to be quilted every 9 inches. So I chose to use an 8 inch strip.
Trim off the batting that extends beyond the edges of the fabric.
Roll up the batting/backing so it is easier to manage.
Place your strips in the order you want them to go on the quilt.
Pin along the edges.
Pin the next strip of fabric face down onto the second strip. Stitch.
At this point I top stitched a few pieces of rickrack along the seams. I love rickrack!
Square up the quilt and bind.
You are done!
A super cute quilt finished in an afternoon.
It doesn't get much better than that!