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Applying sashing the easy way

Old 04-24-2012, 11:10 AM
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There is an easy way to apply sashing and have it come out even. I know I saw is on the qb some time ago, but you know how senior moments work. Can someone help me, please? Thanks Marge L.
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Here's how I do it. I sew the rows of blocks with short sashing strips in-between. I add a long sashing strip to the first row. Before adding on the second row, I turn that first row over and -- using a pencil and ruler -- mark all the seams lines from that first row onto the long sashing strip. Next step is to *pin* the second row to that long sashing strip, matching its seams with the pencil marks. When I sew, I then ease or stretch as necessary to get those pins matched.

You can do even narrow sashing this way and have all the blocks come out even!
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
Here's how I do it. I sew the rows of blocks with short sashing strips in-between. I add a long sashing strip to the first row. Before adding on the second row, I turn that first row over and -- using a pencil and ruler -- mark all the seams lines from that first row onto the long sashing strip. Next step is to *pin* the second row to that long sashing strip, matching its seams with the pencil marks. When I sew, I then ease or stretch as necessary to get those pins matched.

You can do even narrow sashing this way and have all the blocks come out even!
That's how I do it, too.

You explained it very well.
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:30 PM
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Here's a document that was passed on to me.
The pics make it easy to understand.
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:47 PM
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I add a border to each block, then stitch the blocks together. The blocks all line up perfectly straight and even. This works especially well if I'm using a print. Here's my friend's quilt as an example: the dark red sashing fabric is really a border sewn around each individual block.

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this is also the way that I have found to be the easiest for me to do.
Lovely quilt
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Thanks ladies - great ideas.
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I always put blocks together 2s, 4's, etc and that also helps. I rarely do blocks all the way across in a row.
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Beautiful quilt. I like your method. Thanks for sharing.
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Peckish = That is a beautiful quilt you did. This sounds like a great way to add sashing to blocks and looks and sounds easy to.
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