Quilt-As-You-Go Made Modern – Strip Quilt with Lace tutorial!

I know a lot of you have been waiting for this quilt-as-you-go tutorial, so here you go! You can find a video tutorial below which I had the privilege of filming at The Fat Quarter Shop with Kimberly and their wonderful team.

First, a little about my Quilt As-You-Go joining techniques as I’ve been getting lots of questions…

The quilt in this video tutorial is from the “Solstice Quilt” pattern from my first book, Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern. The main difference (other than the fabric) is in this video I show you how to add lace embellishments to the quilt. My first book has two quilt as-you-go joining techniques, and in this free video tutorial I explain how to use 1 of the 2 techniques.

My first book 🙂

My second book, Quilt As-You-Go Made Vintage,  which comes out later this month (September 2017) has a 3rd and all new joining technique which renders a reversible quilt! You can read more about that in THIS post.

My 2nd book, which comes out later this month!

I pack a ton of helpful tips and tid bits into my books that are in an easy-to-read format, so be sure to check them out 🙂

The lace I used in my video tutorial are from my La Conner lace collection for Lecien fabrics, which can be found at The Fat Quarter Shop, along with all my fabrics and thread. Click here to see it all!

La Conner lace comes in 5 different colors, including: vanilla, peony, sage, blueberry and cranberry.

For this tutorial I used vanilla lace. And of course the fabrics are from my 2nd fabric collection for Lecien, called La Conner.

All right, here is the free video tutorial! I was way too nervous during this filming as it was my first tutorial I did while I was on site.  However,  everything you need to know to make this quilt came across clearly, which is all that matters! x-) I was a lot less nervous by the time I filmed my La Conner tote bag tutorial .

I worked really hard on this one (literally, I worked up a sweat during the filming process, lol!), so I hope you get inspired to try QAYG, or that it sparks some creativity. 🙂

With that, i’ll leave you with a couple more photos of this beautiful quilt! 🙂 The lace really adds so much charm!

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

31 Responses to Quilt-As-You-Go Made Modern – Strip Quilt with Lace tutorial!

  1. Deb Walters September 5, 2017 at 7:39 am #

    Hi Jera, this is the most beautiful quilt. Such a delicate look, I love it. I’ve always wanted to try a QAYG so will be looking further into your video. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

    • Quiltingintherain September 5, 2017 at 8:24 pm #

      Hi Deb – thank you so much for your kind words! QAYG really is a fun and fast way to quilt – hope you enjoy! 🙂

  2. Little Quiltsong September 5, 2017 at 10:40 am #

    I loved each and every one of your videos. You did wonderfully!! Love the quilt as you go technique – tried it long ago, before knowing if it was even possible – just didn’t know how to attach the blocks properly at the end. Thank you for doing these videos with Fat Quarter Shop!

    • Quiltingintherain September 5, 2017 at 8:26 pm #

      awwwe thank you! You are too kind, and you are very welcome! it’s always hard watching yourself on video…do i really sound like that?! lol. So thanks for the encouraging words 🙂

  3. Della Morse September 5, 2017 at 1:46 pm #

    Love the tutorial. I am going to make a QAYG. Thank you for your effort and hard work to make this possible.

    • Quiltingintherain September 5, 2017 at 8:27 pm #

      happy to hear you’ll try the technique out – it truly is a lot of fun! And you are very welcome! Thanks for the encouraging and kind words 🙂

  4. mimi'sdarlins September 5, 2017 at 2:07 pm #

    This appeals to me so much, I think I may just start on it when I have a few minutes to look at your tutorial. I didn’t realize I already have this pattern in your first book 🙂 I love the lace embellishments.

    • Quiltingintherain September 5, 2017 at 8:28 pm #

      Oh I do adore your comments 🙂 You are always so thoughtful and encouraging 🙂 Thank you!

  5. LEA September 5, 2017 at 6:23 pm #

    This is such a beautiful quilt!! Thank you for the video.

    • Quiltingintherain September 5, 2017 at 8:29 pm #

      You are very welcome! Hope you enjoy the technique – it’s quite fun and refreshing!

  6. Joan M September 5, 2017 at 7:57 pm #

    This is a gorgeous quilt and thank you for the video tutorial. I have your first book and I am anxiously waiting for your new book. Congratulations!

    • Quiltingintherain September 5, 2017 at 8:30 pm #

      Thank you for your kind words! Also, a huge thanks for supporting my books, it means a lot!

  7. Patti Olthoff September 6, 2017 at 4:05 am #

    Oh Jera! You are just the cutest ever! I have made 4 quilts from your book (which is personally signed by you 🙂 and I just love this QAYG method Thanks for the video as I just love video tutorials! I cannot wait to,receive your second book as I have already preordered it! Thanks for all you do to inspire us!

  8. Bonnie Nyquist September 7, 2017 at 3:09 am #

    I loved,just loved your video with the QAYG and that lace! My book will be delivered Sept 12 my tracking says. Where can I get the 9 fat quarters shown in the video? I am only finding huge bundles, and not many shops sell individual fat quarters any longer. Would the !/4 traditional cut work? I dear;y love the new La Conner fabric! You are a breath of fresh air!

  9. Rosemaryflower September 7, 2017 at 11:24 pm #

    I love it. I love the laces. I need to get all of these colors
    I adore the quilt idea. Well done!

  10. Helen Ros October 9, 2017 at 4:43 am #

    I just got your newest book Quilt as you go Vintage. I may not use this method but I love your quilts. I found it as a great collection of just vintage quilts, regardless of the method. I am from ” across the pond” on Bainbridge Island… !!! I enjoyed just looking at all the patterns !! your boys are adorable .

  11. C45+CveF0SbyNtx+6xvddHzZvGQZDeD7d2gkPryylE4= November 15, 2017 at 1:19 am #

    How many of these blocks can you make with an average jelly roll?

  12. Maxine Stremler December 23, 2017 at 4:45 pm #

    Lovely Quilt! I loved the touch of lace as a finishing touch. I look forward to trying this method of quilt as you go.

  13. Valerie January 7, 2018 at 2:41 am #

    This is going to be my very first quilt project – thank you for the inspiration! Will be purchasing your book hopefully tomorrow. I too am wondering about how many blocks you might typically get from a jelly roll. Thank you so much – lovely tutorials.

  14. Lea Kagel January 25, 2018 at 4:23 am #

    HI Jera! I bought both of your beautiful QAYG books and can’t wait to get started. I don’t see any mention of borders. How are they done in the QAYG method?
    Thank you for your excellent tutorials and lovely fabric. That you too for answering my questions on borders.


    • Quiltingintherain January 25, 2018 at 7:08 pm #

      I touch on that in Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern, page 31. The triple shot sampler quilt page 96 has borders.

      Thanks for supporting my books! 🙂

      take care,

  15. Bonnie Webb March 22, 2018 at 4:04 am #

    What 9 fabrics did you choose from your line? Names please.

  16. Melanie June 10, 2018 at 8:35 pm #

    Great video. I just ordered your book and can’t wait to get started.

  17. Caralyn Mayo March 25, 2020 at 3:40 am #

    I can find the La Connor collection or white lace anywhere. Can you tell me where I can find it?

  18. Stephanie Ramsey April 11, 2020 at 4:26 pm #

    Thank you so much for the wonderful detailed instructions! I love this technique and plan to use it in my new granddaughters quilt.

  19. Caroline Stuart September 22, 2020 at 11:01 pm #

    Please bring the La Conner fabric back.

  20. Debbie Mason August 22, 2021 at 10:06 am #

    Please bring back your La Conner fabrics back please there is nothing like on the market. It so so beautiful

  21. Debbie Mason August 22, 2021 at 10:08 am #

    And bring back high tea fabric.. classics should never go away lol.

  22. Michele February 4, 2022 at 4:59 pm #

    Can I use the quilt as you go method with this quilt?

  23. Roxanne February 14, 2022 at 7:38 pm #

    Hi Jera, I just saw your video on the quilt as you go using lace ! I love the white lace, but I can’t find it ! I called the fat quarter shop they only have blu & berry. Where can I find the white lace ? Help please ! Thank you !

  24. Rose November 14, 2022 at 12:59 pm #

    Hello Jera,
    I love this technique for quilting!
    When you use needle punch batting.
    Do you use the one with or without scrim?
    Thank you, ?
    Rose ?

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