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Old 02-13-2013, 05:44 AM
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Just started quilting my civil war quilt and have only a 2 inch sashing. Just wondering how many of you always quilt the sashing, maybe do a different design on the sashing or don't quilt it at all.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:59 AM
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Cagey , First I keep in mind how much the batting says it needs to be quilted. A couple of times I did not quilt a sashing and then stood back when the rest was done. It didn't say finished to me, so off I went to quilt something. It could be as simple as a straight line. Sometimes a SID is in order just to keep it from poofing too much. Nothing says you cannot come back and add something later. I get quilters block and so I try to keep myself to ONE quilting motif decision at a time! I quilt one area and often as I quilt THAT part, the lightbulb goes on and a plan starts to take shape for the next area.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:51 AM
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I almost always to SITD for sashing. Seems to frame in the beautiful blocks.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:59 AM
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I often SITD on the sashing before starting my FMQ to stabilize the sandwich. If your sashing is only 2 inches you don't HAVE to quilt it, just if you want to.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:51 AM
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On alot of my quilts just for family or friends I do an allover panto so the sashing is included in this. If not I usually SITD the sashing or do straight lines or zig zag lines.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:56 PM
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It depends on the quilt. Sometimes I think that an unquilted sashing "frames" the block.
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