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    This memory baby quilt is going to be huge 90 x 108 is my estimate. Would it be easier to quilt the blocks before I put them all together or after? I don't want the 20x20 blocks to get all wonky since I don't have a lot of leeway on the sides of the blocks some are right to the edge . I was thinking of a shadow around each heart with my walking foot or FMQ. Mahalo for the help
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    Default Re: To quilt before or after?

    Sandy, what do yo think about quilting 1/3 or 1/2 at a time? That would eliminate much of the extra thickness and stiffness from all the seams. Without knowing how big your harp is I can only guess how much to do at a time. Could be you would need to do it in fourths.

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    Default Re: To quilt before or after?

    Quote Originally Posted by LLLinda View Post
    Sandy, what do yo think about quilting 1/3 or 1/2 at a time? That would eliminate much of the extra thickness and stiffness from all the seams. Without knowing how big your harp is I can only guess how much to do at a time. Could be you would need to do it in fourths.
    So put together in sections like quarters? Looks like it's going to be 80x80 still big but not as big as I thought I have a JANOME Memory Craft 6300 . Mahalo for your help
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    Default Re: To quilt before or after?

    I think doing it before is a good idea and the echo quilting too. Have you ever done a Quilt as you go before? I made a small one. You quilt it just with the batting and then put the backing on and do stitch in the ditch to finish it off. The only problem with that is the distance of the batting requirement. I think it is The Gourmet Quilter on YouTube that has a QAYG tut where you do all the layers and then sew them together.

    https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...uilt+as+you+go



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hulamoon View Post
    I think doing it before is a good idea and the echo quilting too. Have you ever done a Quilt as you go before? I made a small one. You quilt it just with the batting and then put the backing on and do stitch in the ditch to finish it off. The only problem with that is the distance of the batting requirement. I think it is The Gourmet Quilter on YouTube that has a QAYG tut where you do all the layers and then sew them together.

    https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...uilt+as+you+go
    I hear a lot about QAYG but I've never done it before and looks like it's going to be 80x80 size. I'm going to watch your video the is as usual always am great help .
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    Default Re: To quilt before or after?

    Here's another video on QAYG.

    https://www.shinyhappyworld.com/2016...d-to-know.html

    She has a ton more video tutorials on QAYG.

    If you quilt it in 20" blocks then add the back just quilting in the ditch to add the backing is not a problem as the batting has already been attached to the front. All you need is enough stitching to keep the back attached.
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    Default Re: To quilt before or after?

    Marci Mitchell has a book on quilting in sections that would work great for this! I have the book but no longer need it since I have a long arm now. Pm me your address and I can mail it to you!
    Happy Quilting!

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    Default Re: To quilt before or after?

    Or, if they don’t want a quilt that big, you can divide up hr blocks and. Make it double sided! Hugs on both sides!
    Happy Quilting!

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    Default Re: To quilt before or after?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaggerty View Post
    Marci Mitchell has a book on quilting in sections that would work great for this! I have the book but no longer need it since I have a long arm now. Pm me your address and I can mail it to you!
    Wow thank you so much. Much Mahalo
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    Default Re: To quilt before or after?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaggerty View Post
    Or, if they don’t want a quilt that big, you can divide up hr blocks and. Make it double sided! Hugs on both sides!
    Wow great idea never even thought of that one since there is 16 blocks total. Mahalo
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