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    Applying sashing the easy way

    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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    Quote 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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    Here's a document that was passed on to me.
    The pics make it easy to understand.
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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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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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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.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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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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    an easy way to get blocks to line up is to use a "cornerstone" block where each meets. no measuring, just line up
    the seams. Prism99 explained the other way really well. if you don't watch what you are doing, your vertical rows
    will not match up & you have a lot of ripping to do !

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    What a gorgeous quilt. Sounds like the easy way to do it.

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    that is a beautiful quilt

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    I do it the same way Peckish does. I just have a lot better luck getting the blocks to line up perfectly when I use Peckish's way.

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    This is an excellent tutorial:http://www.synthcom.com/~val/Quilts/...ngSashing.html

    She does call it sashing the easy way and it may be where you saw it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    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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    That quilt is beautiful and huge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    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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    Peggi, what a gorgeous quilt !!

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    I use cornerstones - either contrasting or the same as the sashing. Perhaps not the easiest or fastest method, but the seams always line up neat and tidy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmw0829 View Post
    Peggi, what a gorgeous quilt !!
    Thank you - I will pass that on to my friend, it's her quilt. I don't have pics of my quilt with that sashing yet!

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    Check out this tutorial. I've used it and it was great.
    http://www.synthcom.com/~val/Quilts/...ngSashing.html

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    Beautiful quilt. Wish I had read this before I started putting sashing on a quilt top. Didn't want post in a different fabric so the post are the same as the sashing and they are straight. Never thought about marking - will do that next time.
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    Excellent tutorial Michigan and ChaiQuilter. Bookmarked for my on-going quilt.
    Annie

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    That's how I do it, too.

    You explained it very well.
    Ditto. It is the easiest way to have everything in line.

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    That is one gorgeous quilt. The colours are beautiful.
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    I quilt my larger tops in sections on my home machine. Using cornerstones, even with the same fabric as the sashing, makes the sections come together fairly neatly after quilting. You don't have to stretch and ease.

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