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Thread: Sashing or no?

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    Sashing or no?

    I am doing a "Brown Bag 1 yd. Challenge" with my guild. I think the fabric in my bag is the ugliest I have seen in a while. My DH came home from work and saw me pawing through my stash for something to go with it. His comment was, "Honey, you aren't going to find anything in your stash to make THAT look good!" I was able to find a purple that works ok. Finding a border was so hard. Thank goodness for the lady at Quiltworks Northwest who helped me out. I never would have thought about auditioning the fabric she found for me. The ugly fabric looks so much better from a distance, so the pics I am going to try to attach make it look better. Trust me! Well, I didn't know what to do to cut it up small enough yet have it still be dynamic so I chose flying geese. Now I can't decide if I like it all in one piece or broken up into 24" blocks of four pinwheels. Note that the mock up I did doesn't have all the cornerstones, so don't hold that against me!
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    Ugh. I think my pics are now to big. I really liked how easy it was to post pics in the old forum. Well, I am going to have to practice, so when I figure it out, I guess you can give me opinions then. Ugh.
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    Ok. I got two on there before my editing time expired. So here is one that might be a better shot of the first choice.
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    I like number one...
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    I like it without the sashing.

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    I prefer it without sashing. If size is the issue for whether or not you use sashing, could you not add another border?
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    I like the version with the sashing. I think it's more restful to the eyes, and with these colors -- that just makes sense to me. If it had been done in shades of red and gold (think autumn colors), then I can imagine it without the sashing and it would remind me of falling leaves.

    I think it will be easier to quilt if you have the sashing too, because you can do something cute in the sashing areas that will tie it together with the outer border. Also, I think using the sashing makes your border fabric look intentional -- and not like an afterthought...
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    I think I like it better with the sashing. It breaks it up a little bit. I must say tho...it's NOT the ugliest fabric I've ever seen....LOL
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    I don't see ugly fabric....Just a beautifull quilt......
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    Which one is the ugly fabric?

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    I prefer the one with the sashing - it gives more dimension to the quilt and ties it together in a better way. With just the border it looks too separated and disjointed.

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    I like it with the sashing. I don't think the fabric is ugly. Sometimes it just needs something else with it to perk it up.

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    i usually go for sashings because i like to see the pattern of the block. however, it looks great without as well. and i don't see an ugly fabric, either.
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    I would go with the sashing on this one.
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    I like it with the sashing... very pretty quilt!
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    I like it with a sashing. ( But if it was my quilt I would put on a darker sashing to bring out the flying geese!) It will still make a great quilt!
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    I like # 2. It just seems more cohesive with the sashing. I don't think any of it is ugly, just not MY usual colors. What type/colors do you usually prefer that makes you think this is so ugly?

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    I like the smashing one better, it's less busy and brings out the blocks. Nice quilt.

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    I like it just fine both ways...what size do you want it?

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    I like the one WITH the sashing...as it incorporates the border fabric into the design area. Otherwise it just looks like the 3rd fabric (and 3rd color) in the quilt. (I'm not counting the off white background fabric/color)

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    I vote for sashing. I also don't see ugly fabric. I think it is quite pretty especially the way you are using it.
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    I like #2 better but either way it will make a beautiful quilt, where is the ugly part??????????
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    I vote with sashing!
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    I like it better with the sashing. Also maybe you could add a thin 1" inner border in the "red" fabric or another coordinating fabric. It looks really nice in the pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsister63 View Post
    I like it better with the sashing. Also maybe you could add a thin 1" inner border in the "red" fabric or another coordinating fabric. It looks really nice in the pics.
    I agree, the sashing lends better definition and a red border will make it pop!
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