Sectional Quilting - Queen Sized Quilt

It involved quilting the quilt in four long sections – columns essentially – and then attaching them together with the quilt as you go method.

Instead of sewing the rows together I sewed the columns down and joined them into four sections of 2 by 10 blocks (so 20 blocks total for each section).

Piecing my blocks

I usually use cotton batting or 80/20 batting. It came on a roll so I just needed to unroll it to the length of my column and cut – so much easier.

Batting Choices


This size of batting is probably designed for upholstery use but I checked the reviews and there were plenty of folk saying they had used it successfully for quilting so I decided to give it a go.

Because I wanted to disguise my quilt as you go joining lines that I was going to do by machine I decided to do straight line quilting with my walking foot at fairly large intervals.

Quilting Choices

Once all four sections were quilted and trimmed I pinned back the batting and backing with straight pins and joined the middle two sections first.

Joining the Sections

I just sewed the two quilt top layers together right sides to right sides with a 1/4 inch seam allowance the same way you would if you were joining rows for a full quilt top.

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