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Thread: Corner stones in your sashing made easy

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    Corner stones in your sashing made easy

    A neighbor, new to quilting, was over this morning as I was making the sashing for a wonky quilt. She asked why I was making the pieces as I was, and explained it was an easy way to make the little corner stones. I used to make the sashing the width of the quilt, but find I have much more control on lining the little corner stone up the way they need to be.

    Sew the one strip on to one side, the right side in the picture. My block is 12-1/2" square and this strip is 2-1/2" x 12-1/2".

    For the other side, I sew a piece of cornerstone fabric that is 2-1/2" wide by a length of fabric that is 12-1/2" wide. Press. Cut into pieces 2-1/2" long as you see at the bottom of the picture. Sew one of these pieces to the bottom of your block.

    Then all I have to do is sew together the blocks and it's easy to do any adjusting is something was cut a smidgen off.

    Hope this encourages anyone (like I used to be!) who is scared of getting cornerstones to look good. [II love the added dimension these little blocks make.
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    Thank you for that, you make it sound so easy too!
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    Sometimes I will do it that way, sometimes make a long strip of sashing/cornerstone/sashing/cornerstone for the number of blocks I need. Kind of depends on how 'wonky' my 'regular' blocks might be!

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    This is my favorite and recommended method. It works so well.

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    This is how I usually do it. Seems to be easier than dealing with those long skinny strips.
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    Thank you, that looks encouraging

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    I am just about to do some corners on a quilt and will try this. Thanks

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    Sorry, but I do not see any blocks...only wonky. I can understand "word descriptions" best if accompanied by pictures or drawings. Did I miss something?

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    Very cool! Thx so much and this will be easy to remember.

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    Grammie, the wonky 12-1/2" block is shown with a 12-1/2" x 2-1/2" strip at the right, and the final piece as described at the bottom of the picture. Sewn together, it completes the block.
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