I tested 7 quilt as you go methods to find the perfect method with no hand-sewing! I tried versions with sashing and with no sashing.
Okay the back of this quilt in this method is real, it just doesn’t get quilted through in the same way as the top of the block.
Quilt as You go with ‘False’ Quilt Back
For this first test of the joining strips method I put the smaller joining strip on the front of my quilt blocks.
Quilt as You Go with Joining Strips (Joining strip on the front)
This method is basically the reverse of the method above and results in a wider ‘sashing’ look on the front and a thinner one on the back.
Quilt as You go with Joining Strips (Joining Strip on the Back)
This method feels a bit like a cheat but it is my favourite of the methods that involve sashing as I think it looks the neatest both front and back.
Quilt as you Go Back to Back with Sashing
I tried this method with limited success (due to poor fabric choices) in my learner’s quilt and with more success in my quilt as you go keychains.
Quilt as You Go Self-Binding (Fun & Done)