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    And I feel there must be a short cut to doing this, rather than sewing each cornerstone individually. Do I put my sashing on the right side of my square(without the cornerstone) and then put a full strip of sashing with cornerstones sewn in to the horizontal sashing to the top and bottom of my squares? Is that the proper or accepted method? I'm really confused on this. Thanks for your help, yet again!
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    I don't think there is a specific order for a square, but when doing rectangles, I put the long sides on first, then the tops and bottoms with the cornerstones attached. This is one of the times that careful measuring and squaring skills are tested.

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    I'm still learning, too, but it's seemed logical to me to use the same principle as putting on your border....add sides first, then top/bottom or vice versa. So, I stitch sashing strips to the inside side of the blocks, then stitch the sash/blocks together in rows. Then make sashing rows with cornerstones and stitch them to the inside top or bottom of the rows. Then stitch all the rows together and add your sashing/cornerstones to the sides. Hope this helps, but maybe there's another way that we'll both learn about from our Board of experts. Have a wonderful quilty day! Karen

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    Any quilt police here? Nope. You can set them however you like but remember to measure not once but twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    I don't think there is a specific order for a square, but when doing rectangles, I put the long sides on first, then the tops and bottoms with the cornerstones attached. This is one of the times that careful measuring and squaring skills are tested.
    I do mine this way also!

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    When I use sashing and cornerstones, I cut the sashing and the cornerstones for the project. I sew the sashing on the side of the blocks and sew the entire row together. Then I sew the row of sashing and cornerstones and attach it to the block row.

    One thing to pay attention to is pressing the seams. Depending on which is light and dark, I press the cornerstone seams toward eachother and the corresponding sashing seams toward the blocks. That way they nest into eachother and become much easier to pin and sew. If the block is the lighter color, then I press the sashing toward eachother and the cornerstone the other direction.

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    thanks ladies I do appreciate your help. I'll try it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    When I use sashing and cornerstones, I cut the sashing and the cornerstones for the project. I sew the sashing on the side of the blocks and sew the entire row together. Then I sew the row of sashing and cornerstones and attach it to the block row.

    One thing to pay attention to is pressing the seams. Depending on which is light and dark, I press the cornerstone seams toward eachother and the corresponding sashing seams toward the blocks. That way they nest into eachother and become much easier to pin and sew. If the block is the lighter color, then I press the sashing toward eachother and the cornerstone the other direction.
    That is the way I usually do them too. But you can use D9P and rotate the blocks so they are sashed with cornerstones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandyl
    And I feel there must be a short cut to doing this, rather than sewing each cornerstone individually. Do I put my sashing on the right side of my square(without the cornerstone) and then put a full strip of sashing with cornerstones sewn in to the horizontal sashing to the top and bottom of my squares? Is that the proper or accepted method? I'm really confused on this. Thanks for your help, yet again!
    Sandy
    That's exactly the way I do it.

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    You can also strip piece the sashing pieces with cornerstones - your measuring and sewing has to be pretty precise.

    Example ... a six inch square with a 1" sash, sew the side sashes on all the squares so you have a long row. Then, make a strip set with a 1.5" strip (cornerstone), 6.5" strip (sash), 1.5" strip (cornerstone). Then, crosscut the strips into 1.5" strips. You'll end up with the cornerstone/sash/cornerstone to fit on your sashed squares, without dealing with fiddly little squares.

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