While avid quilters have an array of methods available for joining blocks, there's one process to always keep in mind: quilt-as-you-go. Essentially, QAYG is a way to break down your quilting into more manageable pieces, making it a go-to for those who have smaller work spaces, are working on small-scale projects (like a patchwork bag), or are managing joint pain. Bonus: it's a great way to bust your stash! With that in mind, here are some fun QAYG joining techniques that help bring your blocks together in gorgeous fashion.
The quilt-as-you-go method is a quilting technique that is exactly what it sounds like — you quilt as you go along. So, as you are piecing your fabric together, you are also quilting the quilt. It is a great technique to use on table runners, pot holders and other small projects that you would like to make quickly. It works best with piecing that is done by adding one strip to the next.
Quilt-as-you-go and strip piecing go together like bread and butter. Once you learn these two quilting skills, it's easy to combine them into all kinds of projects, including this strip-pieced pillow project!
Everyone knows that black and white is the epitome of chic, but what about the shades in between? This Park Avenue fabric collection ushers greyscale into the Gilded Age with elegant prints that work with any home palette. Now in fabric by the yard!
Lightweight, flexible and soft, Warm & Natural's cotton batting can't be beat! Made from 87.5 % cotton fibers and 12.5% Polypropylene, each piece is needle punched to prevent tearing, shifting or migrating. Choose from a range of sizes, and use this high-quality batting for quilting, crafting and anything else you can dream up!
These royal rotary cutters are as cute as they are in high quality! Featuring a contoured handle for comfortable cutting, grooves to help prevent finger slippage and a 45mm blade, this radiant cutter is a must for your stash.
Step inside a garden of brilliant blooms! Soft and feminine, these fresh floral prints are blooming with color. Vibrant purple hues and natural green tones provide a popular palette that plays well with anything.
Ordinary rulers, step aside! Once you try Olfa Frosted Acrylic Ruler, now available in four sizes, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. These non-slip rulers make fabric cutting stable and safe, and each features bold numbering clearly visible on both light and dark fabric. Left- and right-handed users alike will enjoy using this ruler for quilting and crafting projects of all types, including squaring pieced blocks, cutting Fat Quarter pieces and creating templates for pillow tops and simple square patchwork designs.
Just like its musical namesake, the Boundless Rhapsody Batiks collection features a dynamic range of moods, colors, and tones. With Spark, there are bright warm tones accented with purple and blue details. With Harmony, there is a contrast of emerald jewel tones against strong pink hues.
Protect your work area and extend the life of your rotary blades with Olfa Rotary Mats! Choose from four sizes and enjoy the convenience of these handy mats, which feature bright yellow guidelines and a non-slip back to make cutting easier and safer.