Quilt as you Go

Workshop topic: Long Arm
Languages: French flag English flag German flag
Nb of students: 10

A nice technique for working with fabric scraps is the “quilt as you go” technique.
Here we sew strips of fabric directly onto backing fabric + batting. Then each piece of fabric is quilted with different patterns. This way you can try out many different quilt patterns on one piece. The sandwich of approx. 30cm x 45cm can later be used to make a cosmetic bag, basket, etc. You can find the cutting measurements of the strips for the pictured bag below.

List of supplies
  • None
Required supplies
  • Fabric scissors (as needed)
  • Appliqué scissors or embroidery scissors
  • Glue stick, washable
  • Marker pen
Fabrics to bring + lengh
  • Fabrics to bring and quantity Preferably plain or lightly patterned fabrics on which quilting patterns can be easily seen.
  • For the cosmetic bag pictured: 7 strips 2" x19" 1 strip 2" x 24" folded lengthwise and ironed
  • Alternatively, please bring about 10 strips of fabric in varying widths from 1 ½" to 3" and about 22" long
  • And if desired, a prepared strip for the top panel on the cosmetic bag.
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The teacher

Patricia Bussemeier lives in Göttingen, Germany and is working as a Handi Quilter Educator. When she studied Biology in Göttingen in the eighties, she sewed clothes and her first quilt.
She began teaching machine quilting in the nineties. Her big dream to own a Longarm Quilting Machine came true, when she started working as a Handi Quilter educator to help with the release of their first longarm machines in Germany in 2010.
Patricia assisted in many longarm classes held by well-known longarm quilters from the USA and Europe. She teaches longarm quilting classes and trains new longarm machine owners on their machines.
She is looking forward to share her knowledge with her students.