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Quilt as you Go: What width do you cut for the front & back sash strips?

Old 06-02-2018, 01:41 AM
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Question Quilt as you Go: What width do you cut for the front & back sash strips?

I would like to try the Qayg method of joining blocks using the front and back sashing strips.

I am worried that the front sashing strip will cover the points when it is folded over. Has anyone had issues with this when doing the qayg method?
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Old 06-02-2018, 02:23 AM
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I’ve watched so YouTube videos that show very narrow strips for the sashing. I’m sorry that I can’t recall the names right now. One was a quilted from either Australia or New Zealand & she had detailed descriptions & closeups of what she did. I bought a Craftsy class with Marti Michel & I think her front strips are about 1/4” wider than her back ones. Both are very narrow & she folds them over & presses them before sewing them to the blocks. I don’t think she’s shown a block with points using this method. If your strips are narrow, it seems to me you wouldn’t lose points any more than with regular sashing methods.
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Old 06-02-2018, 04:15 AM
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I did several this way. I cut the front strips 1" wide and I quilted each block individually. When you join the blocks using a 1" strip and 1/4" seam, the raw edges of the blocks butt together with no gap. I think I cut the back strips 1 5/8", and then folded them in half.

Make a couple practice pieces first.
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I use 1" for the backs and 1 3/4" for the fronts. Have you seen my tutorial?

https://www.quiltingboard.com/tutori...l-t283918.html
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i did one for my niece at christmas i used an inch on the back and 3 inches on the front folded over
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some quilters do not use sashings on the front. you might look into that.
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Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
I use 1" for the backs and 1 3/4" for the fronts. Have you seen my tutorial?

https://www.quiltingboard.com/tutori...l-t283918.html
Thank you so much for the reminder. I haven't tried this, but I like it a lot!
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If you use 1” strips, you cover no more than your normal seam allowance. So no more points get cut off than would otherwise. In my case, that means some.
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Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
I use 1" for the backs and 1 3/4" for the fronts. Have you seen my tutorial?

https://www.quiltingboard.com/tutori...l-t283918.html
I used your tutorial on my recent quilt, and it was wonderfully easy to follow. I cannot post the photos for some reason though. I will use this method again. Thanks
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Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
I use 1" for the backs and 1 3/4" for the fronts. Have you seen my tutorial?

https://www.quiltingboard.com/tutori...l-t283918.html
I used your method recently and it worked great for me.
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