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Thread: Black Sashing

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    Black Sashing

    I bought some yardage that is a wine theme, drinks, not color! The predominant colors are black, gold, some green, red, and purple. I cut the fabric into 5" squares ( four different patterns) and plan to put them into blocks, maybe a nine patch. I was thinking of making the sashing black but don't want to over power it with black.

    Does black sashing over power quilts?

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    I almost always like black sashing. I've even used it with bright and white blocks.

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    Take your 5 inch blocks to the fabric store and lay them out on the fabric you have in mind. Then stand back and take a look. You could also compare with other colors. Sometimes I lay them out side by side for a better comparison. For me it's the only way.

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    I think black would look fine, quiltsRfun idea is really a good one!!!

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    If the blocks are fairly bright, the black will really make them pop. If the colours are softer, the black will make for a darker top. Dark tops are nice too so try them out by laying the blocks on black fabric and see how you like it. Even take a picture and look at it that way.

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    I use a whole lot of black my new favorite
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    I love using black for sashing. It really brings the colors out so bright in the blocks.Name:  IMG_5117.JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlanoDebbie View Post
    I love using black for sashing. It really brings the colors out so bright in the blocks.Name:  IMG_5117.JPG
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    I love this pattern and the colors you used. Did you design this? Great brder!
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    I'm a big fan of black sashing. Alternately, you could use a lighter colour for the sashing and black posts.
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    If you lay the blocks out and it looks too dark, you could maybe add gold or some other lighter neutral color as cornerstones to lighten the look.

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