Crazy Quilt-As-You-Go

Make a beautiful crazy quilt completely by machine. This is a great chance to use all those wonderful built-in stitches on your machine to embellish and quilt your blocks in one step. Each block is quilted individually then joined together with a special sashing technique. This is a great technique for quilting larger quilts in smaller, manageable sections. Choose the project size that is right for you: large quilt, lap quilt, or a table runner and placemats.

Course Overview

Course curriculum

  1. 1
  2. 2
    • Batting

    • Needles & Thread

    • Tools

    • Crazy Quilt Instructions

  3. 3
    • Lesson 1 - Drafting Your Pattern

    • Lesson 2 - Cutting Your Fabric

    • Lesson 3 - Shuffling Your Fabric

    • Lesson 4 - Assemble the Blocks

    • Lesson 5 - Making a Quilt Sandwich

    • Lesson 6 - Quilting the Blocks

    • Lesson 7 - Trimming the Blocks

  4. 4
    • Lesson 8 - Adding Sashing to Blocks

    • Lesson 9 - Joining Blocks

    • Lesson 10 - Sewing Down Sashing

    • Lesson 11 - Joining Rows

    • Lesson 12 - Finishing Your Quilt

FAQs

  • What is Quilt-As-You-Go?

    Typically, all the blocks in a quilt top are joined together and sandwiched with batting before quilting. This can make quilting a challenge on a domestic sewing machine. With quilt-as-you-go, each block is sandwiched and quilted individually. The blocks are then joined with special sashing strips that cover the raw edges.

  • Is this class suitable for beginners?

    Yes! If you are comfortable with your sewing machine and using a rotary cutter, you can make this quilt.

  • Do I need to purchase specialty tools?

    No. If you have standard quilting tools such as a rotary cutter, cutting mat, quilting rulers and an iron you are ready to go!

  • Do I need to use Hobb's Fusible Batting?

    I like the Hobb’s Fusible Batting for quilt-as-you-go because it has a light, temporary fusible on both sides that holds your blocks together while quilting. The fusible washes out and leaves you with a soft quilt. You can also use your favoirte batting and a temporary adhesive spray such as Sulky KK2000 or 505 Temporary Spray & Fix. Please do not use a permanent fusible batting such as June Tailor. Your quilt will end up stiff as cardboard and you won't be happy. Contact me if you have questions about batting.

  • How large is the quilt?

    Choose from 3 projects: 1) a 12-block lap quilt that finishes at 46" x 62" , 2) a larger 20-block quilt that finishes at 62" x 78", or a table runner and placemats.