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How wide should my sashing be?

Old 05-18-2013, 03:41 AM
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My vote is almost always for no sashing. Sashing takes away any secondary patterns that blocks set together can create. Plain wide sashing is just boring. A very narrow sashing can add another layer of design.
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:49 AM
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I like the narrower width shown at the top of your photo, rather than the one at the bottom, the latter of which is about the width of the strips in your blocks. But that being said, you've already had some good advice. Go with what makes you feel good, whether it's none, the narrow, or the wider strips, or to make your quilt a certain size.
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:23 AM
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I don't really know what size sashing you should use..... like so many others, I usually decide based on the size I want the finished quilt to be.

But, I have to comment on your fabric selection..... it is so cute!! Perfect for a baby quilt.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:38 AM
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Your choice of sashing color is outstanding and is something I would not think to do. Really makes your quilt special!

Go with what your eyevtells you looks good.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:38 AM
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That's one of the reasons I love my design wall. I can try out sashing sizes by folding the fabric and determine which I like. Since I use the sashing to showcase my blocks, it is always toward the smaller size.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:56 AM
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I was going to put all the blocks together, but I have major accuracy issues. I think the sashing will help hide this. I love everyone's replies, thank you! Hopefully I'll get the top done this afternoon and I'll post some updated pictures. I'm trying to get two baby quilts to the binding point so I have something to hand sew while camping over Memorial Weekend.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
The rule is: If it looks good to you, it's right!

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Perfect rule!
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:02 AM
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darling blocks.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:25 AM
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I made the same quilt and didn't use any sashing. But as the others say, it's your quilt, it's your decision.
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:53 PM
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Whatever you think looks good, but you don't want to see the sashing instead of the blocks. Your fabrics are beautiful.
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