Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: What is it called when.........?

  1. #1
    Super Member wildyard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Upstate NY, north of Syracuse Area
    Posts
    4,657

    What is it called when.........?

    Hmm, if I am putting a row of fabric, that is all different fabrics, around each tshirt block , then putting sashing of all the same fabric between all the blocks, what is the first row of fabric I add called? Is it still sashing? Is it trim? Edging?
    Is sashing only when it ties the whole top together? Borders go around the unit... or am I adding a border to each square?
    Sometimes it really matters what things are called when trying to explain what one is doing and plans to do.
    Linda Wedge White

    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

  2. #2
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    19,199
    Some people call it framing a block but you can call it anything you like.

  3. #3
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Roswell, NM
    Posts
    1,589
    Framing is the term I use also.
    jackie

  4. #4
    Power Poster mighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Upland CA
    Posts
    18,367
    I also would call it framing.

  5. #5
    Super Member jcrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Small town in Northeast Oregon close to Washington and Idaho
    Posts
    2,666
    Blog Entries
    5
    My sister died in 2003 and left many, many quilt blocks. Apparently she loved to make the blocks. I gave most of them to her daughter to finish, but found out she is not interested. One that I took, she had put an applique star on muslin and sewed plaid to one side of all the blocks. I found lots of plaids with it and sewed different plaids to each side of each blocks. Then I sewed them together. I can't call it sashing because it doesn't all match, so when everyone calls it 'framing', I became excited! Finally, I found a word for it! Thanks for asking the question I needed an answer to.
    "Be yourself...everyone else is taken."
    Strong people don't put others down...they build them up."
    "Remember that your instincts are more important than rules"

  6. #6
    Power Poster MadQuilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    ELVERTA, CA
    Posts
    12,947
    Blog Entries
    1
    I think that the terms "framing" and "sashing" can be used interchangeably. In each case, a strip (or multiple strips) of fabric is sewn around a quilt block.
    Martina
    Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Fabric!

  7. #7
    Super Member wildyard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Upstate NY, north of Syracuse Area
    Posts
    4,657
    Framing is an excellent term! It fits exactly what I am doing and sets it apart from the sashing that I will do later.
    Thanks for the input, and I'm glad it helped someone besides me!
    Linda Wedge White

    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

  8. #8
    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Outside St. Louis
    Posts
    23,933
    I call it sashing.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.