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Thread: Applying sashing the easy way

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    Applying sashing the easy way

    There is an easy way to apply sashing and have it come out even. I know I saw is on the qb some time ago, but you know how senior moments work. Can someone help me, please? Thanks Marge L.
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    Here's how I do it. I sew the rows of blocks with short sashing strips in-between. I add a long sashing strip to the first row. Before adding on the second row, I turn that first row over and -- using a pencil and ruler -- mark all the seams lines from that first row onto the long sashing strip. Next step is to *pin* the second row to that long sashing strip, matching its seams with the pencil marks. When I sew, I then ease or stretch as necessary to get those pins matched.

    You can do even narrow sashing this way and have all the blocks come out even!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    Here's how I do it. I sew the rows of blocks with short sashing strips in-between. I add a long sashing strip to the first row. Before adding on the second row, I turn that first row over and -- using a pencil and ruler -- mark all the seams lines from that first row onto the long sashing strip. Next step is to *pin* the second row to that long sashing strip, matching its seams with the pencil marks. When I sew, I then ease or stretch as necessary to get those pins matched.

    You can do even narrow sashing this way and have all the blocks come out even!
    That's how I do it, too.

    You explained it very well.

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    Here's a document that was passed on to me.
    The pics make it easy to understand.
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    I add a border to each block, then stitch the blocks together. The blocks all line up perfectly straight and even. This works especially well if I'm using a print. Here's my friend's quilt as an example: the dark red sashing fabric is really a border sewn around each individual block.

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    this is also the way that I have found to be the easiest for me to do.
    Lovely quilt
    Pegg


    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Thanks ladies - great ideas.

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    I always put blocks together 2s, 4's, etc and that also helps. I rarely do blocks all the way across in a row.

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    Beautiful quilt. I like your method. Thanks for sharing.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Peckish = That is a beautiful quilt you did. This sounds like a great way to add sashing to blocks and looks and sounds easy to.

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