I found some cute Christmas fabric in my stash and want to make a quick baby quilt with it. I've cut the fabric into 3.5 inch squares-not the best size for anything quick, but I thought it had to be fussy cut that size because of the placement of the motif.
Anyway, I'm thinking I'll sew a border around each motif square and then use another fabric for a sashing between the squares. Is there a rule of thumb for the width of these borders/sashings? I don't want them to overpower the delicate motif, but I don't want them to be so narrow that they'll be a nuisance to cut and sew.
I was thinking of cutting the border pieces for the squares 1.5 inches-that would give me a 5.5 inch block that will ultimately finish at 5 inches (I think). I keep playing around with strips of paper cut in different widths, but can't decide what looks best for the sashing between the blocks.
What would you suggest?