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Thread: easy way--cornerposts on borders.

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    Super Member Mariah's Avatar
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    Would someone please tell me an easy way to get the measurements correct and add cornerposts with strips for borders. I know it has to be easier than what I have endured!
    I did it a long time ago, and it seemed sooo simple. Now, after the long "recess" I can't remember how to do it!!
    Thanks for taking me out of my misery!
    Mariah.

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    I sew on the side borders and then attach the cornerstones to the top and bottom borders (or sashings) :D:D:D

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    Amma, I do it the same way

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    Well, that helps, but here is my question:
    If there are cornerstones at each corner, don't I still have to make an allowance for the cornerstone at the end of each sashing?

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    I sew the sashing strips to the sides and sew the row together. Assuming that the blocks were square and all things are reasonably even, I sew a row of sashing strips and corner blocks. Each strip is the width of the block and each corner stone the width of the sashing. I take great care when I press the rows so the corner blocks nest into the row. I pin-pin-pin and sew both rows together. Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariah
    Well, that helps, but here is my question:
    If there are cornerstones at each corner, don't I still have to make an allowance for the cornerstone at the end of each sashing?
    Yes you do. For instance if your sashing is 2" you must make your cornerstone 2 1/2" to allow for the seam allowance. The rule: add 1/2"

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    Thanks for your reply. I feel more than a little dumb. Last night late I got out my Carol Doak book, and she showed the very step I am on--very clearly. Don't know why I didn't think of that several hours before.
    Thanks so much.
    Mariah

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I sew on the side borders and then attach the cornerstones to the top and bottom borders (or sashings) :D:D:D
    Same here. If there is an easier way I haven't found it.

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    Thanks to EVERYONE for your replies on my very elementary quilting question. I just came up "Blank" on how to do it. I did it just today, following everyone's directions, and it was so easy, and it came back to me from my previous times of sewing borders.
    I felt REALLY dumb when I realized I had a Carol Doak Book which showed the picture and it was just like what you all said.
    Thanks again, everyone!

    Mariah

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    For heaven's sake don't feel dumb!!! We all have those moments :wink: it is better to ask then to forge ahead and have to recut and unsew :roll: :D:D:D

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