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Thread: My First Pinwheel--What's Next

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    My First Pinwheel--What's Next

    I have 20 pinwheel squares put together. I'm trying to decide whether to sew them altogether or whether to put sashing. If I don't add sashing and add 3" border all around the quilt would be only about 38" long. But I'm nervous about getting the sashing correct.
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    it's easier to get the sashing to line up correctly if you use cornerstones. looks great so far
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    Yes, sashing would show them all off individually. Great job.

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    or you could alternate with some solid squares to get some size.
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    make sure you square up each one 1st.....some look pretty wonky,love your colors.....
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    Sashing with cornor stones would look nice!

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    Definitely sashing. Looks good. Just square up your squares and add strips to the sides first, then long strips across if you choose not to do the cornerstones. Also a nice boarder would make it complete. Good luck with it.

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    Way to go!! I love your pinwheels. Sashing is NOT hard at all...just straight sewing. You'll be proud of yourself after doing it. :-) Would you like a bigger quilt? Add a few more pinwheels, sashing, and and a border and you've got a nice lap size quilt.

    Edited to add: Elliegirl, I just saw that you are in Davenport, Iowa, my hometown! West High School, class of 1970. :-)
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    Laura

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    Personally I would sash them.

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    It is certainly easier if you use cornerstones with the sashing. If not using cornerstones I add the horizontal sashing to the blocks, sew the blocks together for each row, then add the vertical sashing to the bottom of each row & press well. Lay on table then place my ruler along the sashing seam line for row 1 & row 2 & pin where they should join. Continue in this manner until all is complete. Works well for me.

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