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Thread: blocks of the "Masonry" quilt

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    blocks of the "Masonry" quilt

    I made a little group of four blocks of the "Masonry" quilt I want to do. I had to resort to putting little squares in the sashing to make sure it would come out straight.

    Does anyone know an easier way that will still be accurate? I do not want to mess this up. If I put one long piece of sashing between the rows I am worried that they will not match up.
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    not sure what it the quilt you are doing looks like but I've added long strips of sashings and had no problem. i do pin center,ends and in between too. every seam that needs to match up anywhere.

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    I mark the back of the sashing with chalk where the edges of the blocks should be. That way they can be accurately lined up.

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    I do not do long sashing. The bottom and right side blocks have sashing on all for sides. All of the other blocks have sashing on the Top and Left sides.
    I think this is what you are asking.
    It keeps me from having offset blocks due to sashing.
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    I believe what you described was putting cornerstones in the sashing, and it is a great way to keep the blocks lined up. If you do not want to use cornerstones, then do as Jennifer23 suggested. Mark both edges of the long length of sashing EXACTLY where each seam should be. (Here's an example using 8" blocks and 1" sashing--make your first mark at 8 1/4 " and then continue to mark at 1", 8", 1", 8", 1" intervals until your last block which will be marked 8 1/4" from the end of the sashing.)
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    I cheat by making the cornerstones of the same color as the sashing. Easy Peasy.

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    just wondering... is your quilt a mason jar quilt or based on free masons? If freemasonry - I would love to know where you found a pattern

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingnewf View Post
    just wondering... is your quilt a mason jar quilt or based on free masons? If freemasonry - I would love to know where you found a pattern

    dee
    Actually this "Masonry" was inspired by an old episode of Perry Mason I was watching last week, in which there was a driveway paved with bricks. The sashing is going to be about one inch when sewn. Very small. I can do the little squares thing, it's just that they will be difficult to handle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trolleystation View Post
    I cheat by making the cornerstones of the same color as the sashing. Easy Peasy.
    Yes, that is what I did in my little test block. It came out fine. I was wondering if there is an easier way.
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