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Thread: Sashing and cornerstones

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    Junior Member homebody323's Avatar
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    Sashing and cornerstones

    There are more than one way to do things. I offer this simple explanation for an alternative to the traditional way of setting blocks with sashings and cornerstones.
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    Great food for thought. I will do this next time! Thanks for sharing.
    Linda

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    great idea and don't know why I never thought of this. I always have problems with sashing with cornerstones. Thanks. So simple.

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    That seems to be a more practical method. You don't have long skinny strips to handle. Thanks for the tip!

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    That's how I do my cornerstones and sashing. I also strip piece them. That is, if my blocks are 12-1/2" and my sashing and cornerstones at 4-1/2", then I'll cut a strip of the sashing fabric 12-1/2" x WOF. I also cut a strip of the cornerstone material 4-1/2" x WOF. Sew those two strips together into a strip set and then subcut into 4-1/2" strips. The beauty of this is that the sashing strips are cut lengthwise of the grain and, once you sew them onto the block, your sashing strips have almost no stretch and all your blocks fit together so much easier.

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    thanks for posting your tut. this is also the way i do mine
    Nancy in western NY

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    Thanks for the tip, I think this method would be easier

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    Thank you for this information. I have so much trouble with cornerstones that I usually don't put them in, even though I know they will make the block look better. I am definitely doing this.

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    Great, looks like a good thing to me. Thanks

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    Thank you, will give it a try!
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