Pay attention to this step, it’s important to have continuous vertical sashing on the front of the quilt. . I learned two things today. Thanks again. Thanks for the tip. Alright so now we’re ready to create the friendship part. mortimar71 says. It reminded me that I needed to make sure to keep the rows that have the vertical sashing strips in line with each other as I connect the horizontal sashing strips to them. You leave the bestest tutorials ever!! You’re like window to the world for me. It’s an easy process, though, and doesn’t require a lot of extra fussing. This is where I share my love of sewing, quilting and pattern designs. Ensure that the right sides of the fabric on both your shirt and the shirt are facing each other. From that I … Attach the next row to the other side of the sashing strip, lining up the pencil marked lines with the seams of the second row. Line up the edges of the fabric and the batting. Now why didn’t I think of that!?!? Thank you! You’ll have a seam to match where the cornerstone is instead of a long piece of sashing. Thanks a lot. I do have one question regarding your beautiful cardinal quilt. Sew the borders on top and bottom. Try quilting this motif both side to side and up and down and see what you like best. It is often used to emphasize the patterns within the quilting squares. The Franklin Star quilt is beautiful. Again, pin with the sashing on top; at this step, you need many pins to keep the edges aligned. Match the center of the strip to the center of the block and pin. And you can iron this fold, I’m going to finger press it right here. On quilts that don’t have cornerstones, I still used them out of the same sashing fabric just to keep them straight. Cut as many 2.5” x (Width of your block) strips as you need to go in between your quilt blocks. Then pin a pieced row to one side of a sashing strip, sew and press. Cut out squares the same size as the sashing. I use a 45 degree angle when piecing border strips because it TENDS to make the seam less noticeable. I am Kim. Repeat until all quilt blocks for the top row have a Step 2 … Then join the square block onto the sashing, lining up the blocks so that the grey sashing sections overlap. Learn how your comment data is processed. Question…can you use a jelly roll for all the background piecing? The width and color of the sashing strips is determined by the quilter. Although squares can be connected directly to eachother, sashing adds an elegant touch to a quilt. I used to have crooked rows, then I started using cornerstones. I have measured all my blocks, squared them up. This idea is brilliant in its simplicity and I’ll be using it the next time I make a quilt with sashing! Thanks for sharing it. And yes, maybe some of those blocks should be placed aside and regarded as learning experiences. Well, if you’re not careful, your quilt blocks will not line up from row to row and you’ll get a slightly topsy turvy effect (without the wine). Using a small ruler, position its edge along the short sashing strip (between the blocks) and mark the edge of the long sashing strip on both seams. After you sew a long sashing strip to the top or bottom of a row, draw registration lines on the unsewn edge of the long sashing strip. Thanks so much! You can see in my Sew Happy quilt below (free tutorial here), that the last two blocks on the bottom right have shifted slightly to the right compared to the row above it. Great tip. So I’m going to make sure this one is cut at 2 ½ right here. Once you’ve sewn your short sashing strips to the sides of each block and formed a row, you will join the rows together with a long sashing strip. My sashings are going to be looking a lot better in the future. And that is created by taking one sashing like this and putting a square. I used to flip fabric, place pins just so, hold my breath . April 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm. When you pin the sashing strip to the row of blocks, line up the penciled lines with the seam lines and pin (see photo below). Thanks again helping all of us quilters to do a much improved job of quilting. Purple Quilt: Aurifil's BOM / Fabric: Various Designers, Ferris Wheel: Fig Tree and Co. / Fabric: Free Spirit Dena Designs London Collection. Hello! If your SAs were off a smidge, you might be easing a bit between the pins to make everything fit together nicely. Once it is placed how you want it, you’re going to sew using a quarter inch seam. This Ferris Wheel quilt not only did I need to line up the previous row of vertical sashing but I also had to line up the vertical seams in the quilt blocks. I admit to being a lazy quilter and my ros are frequently off. Thanks, Julie. Using a small ruler, position its edge along the short sashing strip (between the blocks) and mark the edge of the long sashing strip on both seams. These are only for your own personal use. How to Assemble the ‘Quilt As You Go With Sashing’ Quilt. I have created a short video to show you how I aligned the sashing on all of my quilts that requires sashing strips. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Repeat to assemble all rows of quilt blocks. Please tell me how to line these up to match. 2. Well, there surely are other ways to make sure that your blocks line up when you put on sashing, but yours is obviously so much better than what I was doing. You know I learn something almost everyday. That’s so easy & makes perfect sashing sense. Repeat for each set of sashing seams. Remember, only the first block needs sashing on both left and right sides, the remainder of the blocks in the row only need sashing on the right-hand side. Your blocks should line up perfectly, and be stacked neatly. Match the … But before you decide that quilt blocks won't work, try a few easy methods to square them up. I am buying the pattern today and looking for a nice selection of reds in a layer cake. That is a very good tip. I can make blocks just fine, but when I put them together they don't "fit" (even after blocking). Then I cut those strips into 3 1/2" by 14 1/2" for the horizontal rows of lattice. I am still having lots of trouble when I use sashing in my quilts. To do this, watch that the foot, rather than your needle, touches the bottom and top of the sashing. It's an easy technique that gives perfect results! Sincerely Judy. This is a great tip. When you’re the quilter and not the piecer, you know what a barrel of fun it can be if the sashing strips on a quilt don’t quite line up at the corners of the blocks. This is when you need to pay attention. Here’s a foolproof technique for making sashing strips line up perfectly: Follow your quilt pattern’s instructions for sewing blocks (represented by the blue squares) and short vertical sashing strips into rows. Nov 7, 2019 - I have some great tips on how to line up sashing strips so that your blocks stay straight and even. For horizontal sashing, sew together as many strips as you have blocks in each row, with a sashing square.Use this sashing in between the rows. Line up the squares with the vertical sashing strips. When adding the second row to the front sashing, you have to match the front sashing seams. Thanks for sharing! If the border strips are really wide (more than 6″), I think it’s best to have enough fabric so that you can cut them parallel to the selvage and avoid any seams at all. Please pardon my hesitations on the video. This extra square piece (the cornerstone) is its own little gate keeper. Thank you for the suggestion. After you sew a long sashing strip to the top or bottom of a row, draw registration lines on the unsewn edge of the long sashing strip. For the purposes of the tutorial we are going to focus on the three blocks that make up the center of the quilt: The pattern will tell you to join the 15″ x 7″ yellow striped block to the 15″ x 19″ pink lattice block using a 15″ x 2″ piece of sashing. }); blogherads.adq.push(['medrec', 'skm-ad-medrec-1']); blogherads.adq.push(['flexrec', 'skm-ad-flexrec-2']); Some of the links on this site are affiliate links and I may be compensated a small commission when you make a purchase by clicking on those links.