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    Sashing Question re: new quilt

    Here's the quilt on working on from striped fabrics. I will sash black between the rows. My question is...... should I use long strips width of quilt or piece them with square cornerstones (still all in black)? Hopefully the picture will come through.Name:  resized.JPG
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    I think it would look great if the corner stones were done with some of the fabrics in your blocks, or maybe just one of the fabrics for all corner stones. Whatever you decide it is beautiful!!

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    Whatever you do it will look great. Love the blocks you have done, great use of striped fabrics. Please post pics when finished.

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    Looks great, depending on the width across, if you can I would do 1 long strip across, if not strips with corner stones
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    Lovely choice of fabrics .I love all the bright colours ...I think for me it would be hard to choose which one to use for a cornerstone ...

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    Depends. If you are confident in keeping it aligned, a measrued long strip is good. If you worry abouf aligning, cornerstones are a useful tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110 View Post
    Depends. If you are confident in keeping it aligned, a measrued long strip is good. If you worry abouf aligning, cornerstones are a useful tool.
    I totally agree with this. The quilt is so geometric that you need to keep all the blocks in good alignment. If you can do it with a single strip, go ahead. I can't, so I would use cornerstones.
    It's going to be stunning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110 View Post
    Depends. If you are confident in keeping it aligned, a measrued long strip is good. If you worry abouf aligning, cornerstones are a useful tool.
    this was my first thought.
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    beautiful.I prefer corner stones-makes keeping things lined up
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    wow...what a striking quilt...love it....cannot ans. your question

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    Your quilt is breathtaking. I think either way you do it will be fine. Use whichever method is most comfortable for you.

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    I don't have a clue but I sure like it as is. Very striking quilt.

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    what an amazing amount of work! i would follow with what the ladies above have said; and i do agree that is VERY striking! its going to look fabulous!
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    Oh my I love it! Can't answer your ? though
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    I agree, boy that sure is wonderful work!
    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110 View Post
    Depends. If you are confident in keeping it aligned, a measrued long strip is good. If you worry abouf aligning, cornerstones are a useful tool.

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    Love it. Great job. Colors are outstanding.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    You have enough action going with the blocks so I would go with whole strips.
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    Definitely whole strips of the black -- you can line it up properly, just use lots of pins and check, check, check often. The blocks should be the focus and with the black strips, they will be.

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    Beautiful quilt! Whatever you decide will look great! Look forward to seeing how you finish it!
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    I would make smaller blocks (same way you made the larger ones - or the reverse) and use those as cornerstones....not just because you won't have the longer piece of sashing, but mainly because it would be a more interesting design overall.

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    Cornerstones, whether they are of a different fabric from your sashing or the same, amke it a lot easier to get the rows lined up. beautiful quilt

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    I think the solid black would be very effective, but I, personally, would do better with cornerstones (especially on such a large quilt). Cornerstones could all be of the same fabric of choice (perhaps a solid white or off-white).
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    Wow! That's going to beautiful whichever way you do it.

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    I think you have a lot going on and the plain black strips would just set it off. But if you really want to do the cornerstone to help line it up, I would only use like 3 main colors. It's usually best for the eye to use an odd amount.
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    Beautiful start! I personally would use cornerstones but would make them like the center of your squares and have black as the last edge so it would be like a mini one of your blocks. I'm sure you have some leftover bits. Use them UP!!!!
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