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Thread: Attic Windows so far and a question

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    Ok, here are my attic windows so far. I want to put sashing on them. My mind has gone blank. How do I sew the sashing on. On the bottom of each block first or on the sides of each block first ... or does it matter. Thanks!
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    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us. I have no idea but I love those colors. Someone will be along shortly to help.

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    won't sashing take away from the 3-d effect of the windows? maybe not - just found this post with sashing.....http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-82544-1.htm If you want to see some others, click Home above, then Pictures, then Gallery of Quilts - then attic windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulswalia
    won't sashing take away from the 3-d effect of the windows? maybe not - just found this post with sashing.....http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-82544-1.htm If you want to see some others, click Home above, then Pictures, then Gallery of Quilts - then attic windows.
    yes, that's what I'm talking about. how do I do that? haha

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    I would sew the sashing on the sides first. You have 8 blocks so you would sew a piece to the right of 7 of those blocks and then attach the 8 blocks where there is no sashing on either end. This would give you 8 blocks and 5 pieces of sashing. Do each row this way then cut long strips of sashing and sew the rows together with these and leave the top and bottom with no sashing at present.. Then cut the sashing for the 2 sides & sew them on, now cut the top and bottom sashing & sew that on. Hope this is clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frarose
    I would sew the sashing on the sides first. You have 8 blocks so you would sew a piece to the right of 7 of those blocks and then attach the 8 blocks where there is no sashing on either end. This would give you 8 blocks and 5 pieces of sashing. Do each row this way then cut long strips of sashing and sew the rows together with these and leave the top and bottom with no sashing at present.. Then cut the sashing for the 2 sides & sew them on, now cut the top and bottom sashing & sew that on. Hope this is clear.
    I agree with frarose EXCEPT I think you would sew the sashing to the LEFT side of each block. The last row, row 8 would have it's right edge up against the border. The sashing serves as trim up against the window and to keep perspective correct it should be on the left. Right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulswalia
    Quote Originally Posted by frarose
    I would sew the sashing on the sides first. You have 8 blocks so you would sew a piece to the right of 7 of those blocks and then attach the 8 blocks where there is no sashing on either end. This would give you 8 blocks and 5 pieces of sashing. Do each row this way then cut long strips of sashing and sew the rows together with these and leave the top and bottom with no sashing at present.. Then cut the sashing for the 2 sides & sew them on, now cut the top and bottom sashing & sew that on. Hope this is clear.
    I agree with frarose EXCEPT I think you would sew the sashing to the LEFT side of each block. The last row, row 8 would have it's right edge up against the border. The sashing serves as trim up against the window and to keep perspective correct it should be on the left. Right?


    That would work but I just like putting mine in between first and leaving both side without sashing so that I can use a long strip :) I believe when you are finished the sashing will be all around the windows.

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    So, I would sew sashing on each of 7 on the black of each block, not sewing on the one to the far left.
    Then one long row of sashing between each row
    then one on each side and one on the top and one on the bottom.

    Right?

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    Correct.

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    Love the colors!

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    I just took a break from sewing an Alabama quilt for my son to spend some time on QB and saw your quilt. I like it! :thumbup:

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    way i was taught many years ago was sew on sides first then top then bottom its a very pretty quilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by QUILTNMO
    way i was taught many years ago was sew on sides first then top then bottom its a very pretty quilt
    Yep me too but she is sewing around 48 different blocks not around a top already put together that needs sashing. And if you read closely you will see that we said to sew on the top and bottom strips of sashing last.

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    cute!

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    I've been putting my sashing on a little different. I put sashing on the right then on the bottom of each block except for the far left blocks. Those I only put it on the bottom. Also the bottom blocks I only put it on the right side. The last block on the far right of the bottom gets no sashing. I then sew all these blocks together & finish it off with borders just like the sashing. If I want other borders I can then add 'em. Clear as mud?

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    It's beautiful

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    It's very nice and I love the attic window pattern, which I have not made yet, but it is on my to-do list too. Good luck and I'm sure the more experienced quilters will help. Please post a picture when it's completed. I'm learning by all the beautiful ideas I see here on the board.

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    very nice quilt so far, can't wait to see it finished.

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    dreaded double post sry all.

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