Monday, January 9, 2012

Stained Glass as you go quilt method

 A few months ago I came up with the idea of using piping to create the stained glass look in a quilt. I used it in a paper piecing project where I learned that some quilt blocks aren't well suited to using piping although I was fairly pleased with the results.

Next I tried it on a crazy quilt style block and it worked fabulously plus it was very easy and fast.

Finally I decided to try it on a regular quilt block in a larger quilt. I choose Jacob's Ladder because you must have self contained pieces in order to make this method work. Another words, blocks in which there are 2 more pieces of the same fabric next to each other doesn't work well with piping because you need the seam to finish the piping end.

The pattern for the Stained Glass Jacob's Ladder quilt is available in multiple eBook formats at and available at

Happy Quilting!


  1. awesome! I happened on this thru google. love the stained glass look--I've been mulling it over for months but haven't tried it yet :)

  2. Thanks. I like this method better than applique because there is less extra sewing. I hope you have good luck when you try it.