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Thread: How to align blocks with sashing when you don't want cornerstones

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    Power Poster Prism99's Avatar
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    It is very easy to keep your blocks aligned when using sashing strips, even if you don't use cornerstones.

    Create your rows as usual, with a sashing strip between each block. Add sashing to the bottom of your first row of blocks. Turn this row to the wrong side and using a pencil and ruler, mark every block seam on the wrong side of the bottom sashing strip.

    When you add your next row of sashed blocks, pin first so that each new block seam aligns with a mark on the sashing strip. If you have a little excess fabric in a block, ease that block to fit the sashing. If the sashing has a little excess fabric in it, ease the sashing to the block.

    The pencil marks take the place of cornerstones so that when you are finished, all of your blocks are lined up from row to row.

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    Thank you for the great tip!!! :D:D:D

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    Thanks I'll give it a try!

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    :thumbup: THANKS :thumbup: I never thought of that :oops:

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    thanks prism; I have avoided sashings wo cornerstones--now I won't!

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    That is a really great tip. Thanks

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    That's a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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    Good tip, Prism99, on the sashing without cornerstones. They are a bit difficult to make look good, so I am probably like others, do it the easy way, with... cornerstones. I need to file this in important info and USE IT NEXT TIME.... soon......

    thanks. Julie

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    thanks for a great tip, I am just about to start something like that and was puzzling about how to do it!

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    Thanks for sharing.

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