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Old 05-24-2012, 09:37 PM
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When you have sashing in a quilt top do you actually quilt on the sashing or leave it plain. I know if I don't quilt inside the sashing I would need to quilt right up to the sashing. Thanks for your help.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:21 PM
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I think it's a matter of choice. I've seen it done both ways. Course an edge-to-edge design would go right over the sashing.
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:42 AM
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I have done it both ways. It is a matter of choice as quiltsRfun said. I've done cross-hatching on one of my sashings for extra interest in a baby quilt and to strengthen it because baby quilts get washed so often. Have fun with it! It's your quilt...do what you desire to with it! :-)
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:02 AM
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Unless I do cross-hatching I don't quilt on sashing.
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:46 AM
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You will find that your responses to this question will be widely varied. You can do it either way. I always do some sort of quilting on the sashing especially if the quilt will be washed a lot. The only exception for me is when I do a wall hanging.
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:58 AM
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Depends on how wide the sashing is. If it's wide, I like to quilt it.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:04 AM
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I stitch in the ditch on either side of the sashing and then usually do a simple design in the sashing.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
Depends on how wide the sashing is. If it's wide, I like to quilt it.
Add to this: it depends also on the pattern of the blocks being sashed and the effect you want.

Personally, I like the sashing quilted by itself but have also quilted over it when doing an all over quilting. SID isn't enough for me.

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Old 05-25-2012, 09:44 AM
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I always quilt the sashing, but I find most designs take it out of square. So I try to do straightlines on my sashing if square is very important.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
Depends on how wide the sashing is.
That's what I think too.
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