I am fascinated with the Quilt As You Go (QAYG) technique. Cutting and piecing are my favorite parts of the quilt making process – I truly dread the actual “quilting”.
Fortunately there are several books, online articles and tutorials teaching this unique technique. My go to reference is Jera Brandvig books Quilt As You Go Made Vintage and Quilt As You Go Made Modern.
In both books she teaches different joining methods.
With the placemats below I stitched six 3.5 x 12.5 inch strips directly onto a 13 x 19 piece of batting and backing. After stitching I trimmed the placemats to 12 x 18, then I added binding.
For the table runner – I stitched/quilted jelly roll strips on to twelve individual 9.5 inch squares of batting, trimmed squares to 8.5 x 8.5, joined the squares to create the table runner, added backing, stitched in the ditch and added binding. Finished size for my table runner is 16.5 x 46.5.
Both projects were quick and easy, I’m happy with the results.
I really, really love QAYG 🙂
Until next time!