I have been using a technique from Sharon Pederson's book "Reversible Quilts" for many years in order to make large quilts and quilt them in sections with my machine at home, then assembling them after quilting. Recently, my local quilting club asked me to teach them the technique for "Lap" quilting or "Quilt as you go". I have heard of other techniques, such as the "Cotton Theory" by Betty Cotton, but didn't feel like putting out $30 to buy the book because the reversible method has always worked for me. The attached Lighthouse Quilt is my most recent success in quilting a full size quilt at home (even lots of small stipple) in smaller sections.
Has anyone out there used the "Cotton Theory" or any other method of "QAYG" with any success?