I still consider myself a beginner with only 3 finished quilts under my belt, and my current quilt project has sashing around all of the 8 1/2 inch blocks. I wish I could give you a link to the pattern, but it is a regional Shop Hop quilt, and I am modifying the pattern so that it will not have cornerstones.
The pattern has 25 - 8 1/2 inch blocks laid out 5 blocks by 5 blocks. In between the blocks are 2 1/2" sashing both horizontally and vertically. . . so would I take the 2 yards of fabric I purchased for the sashing, and cut across the WOF first for the 7 horizontal strips, and then use the rest of the fabric to cut the vertical strips that will go between the blocks with the remainder?
It is all very confusing! Any suggestions or do's or don't's would be greatly appreciated!