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Thread: Sashing?

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    Senior Member cminor's Avatar
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    I have been working on this on and off for a while - and started using the dimensions I got from Quilt Deisign Wizard. Then . . .I got my super duper Fons & Porter rulers that changed my quilting life! I love these rulers so much - but now my blocks have somehow ended up a few different sizes. Some are 12.5 like they should be. . some are closer to 11.5 - and all inbetween.

    Any idea's as to how I can put this together and not look too bad? This is just for me and I will love it no matter what. I had a lot of fun doing the piecing and learned a lot. But I also want it to look as good as possible.

    I don't want to start over - and I was hoping I could somehow work the sashing to mask some of the different sizes. .

    I also can't cut them all down because it will ruin some of the blocks. . any ideas??
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    I would use the multi print to add strips to the small blocks to make them all 12.5". Add like a 1" strip on all 4 sides, then trim down to 12.5". assemble the quilt using the tan as sashing.

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    Paper princess has a good idea. Using the multi-print to add the extra needed piece will make any seams almost invisable. Then add sashing as usual and finish a great quilt.
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    I thought of sashing and then having them be off set hard to explain in type but maybe making a 12" in to a 14 x 16 rectangale shape by adding a boarder around the block, then doing on the 12 1/2 size then a 10" and making it into a pizzle with sashing and boarder to break it up. Hard to image yeah wish I could print my ideas. sry if its no help.

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    I guess my idea was on the order of the way they do appl. sampler quilts.

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    You could try to set them on point with sashing. Finding 3 or 5 the same size for a row is easier than a straight set where you would notice if a row were smaller than another. Just food for thought.

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    The lady that is teaching me how to quilt finished a quilt from the blocks her aunt had made a long time ago. The blocks were not the same size. She sewed a tiny orchid print around the outside edge of all the blocks, and then trimmed them all to a standard size. She used a light orchid solid as sashing. It turned out to be a lovely quilt. What ube quilting said would work well.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. . .now that I look at them 6 of the 16 are 12.5 on the dot. Those are the ones I made with my rulers. The other are all about 12 to 12 1/4 so just a tad short.

    Do you think a boarder that small around the 10 blocks would look funny? Or should I put a boarder around all of them at maybe 13?

    I thought about the on point. But some of these blocks loose their look on point. . .too bad since I really do like that look better :)

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    Can you group them into rows of blocks that are the same in one dimension? If yes, you can add plain blocks/wide sashing to fill out the shorter rows to match the others.

    If not -- you might have to just try out the very narrow build out of a block and see what you think.

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    I am sure it will be beautiful however you put it together. Great choice of colors.

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