However, I do realize that that not everyone likes narrow sashing and not all quilts look good with skinny sashing. At this point, I always stop and think that on one hand, the quilt designer has put a lot of time and effort on the quilt and there are probably good reasons why the designer has come up with those particular sashing dimensions. You could either make those out of your mask scraps or pick another constant color (such as blue or red, etc) to make those out of. For this project she chose "Stiletto" Charm Packs by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics. Then assemble the rows together like normal, and voila! Row 8: Thirteen blocks, a triangle unit C1 on the right and a triangle unit C2 on the left. I miscalculated my sashing requirements and after adding sashing to one side of all my blocks I realize I do not have enough to do the vertical rows. I think sewing the sashing by block makes for a more stable and accurate quilt. If you’ve purchased the blocks with the goal of setting them in a top for a charity cause or a child’s play quilt, you may not want to go through all the trouble of piecing the sashing and cornerstones. The cornerstones would dress it up a bit, and you could even piece them out of your scraps. 111 blocks that have sashing added to the bottom edges and a corner post at the bottom-most point, 28 large triangles, some with sashing strips attached, 4 small triangles, some with sashing strips attached. For the sake of this illustration, let’s push the sashing width to three inches. Last week we began a discussion on sashing – the strips of fabric between the blocks and rows of a quilt. Size: 63″ X 87″ And before you start sweating bullets over the math of this part of quilting, allow me to let you in on a little secret:  Most of the time this comes naturally to people that deal with design work and quilters fall into this category. The limited color palate is no longer as appealing as it was with the narrower sashing. Warm Warm Company Batting She then shows how to add sashing to the quilt block and how to add sashing with cornerstones to the block. My First Quilt | Sara Gallegos | Runtime (10 min) Before you add sashing and cornerstones to your pieced quilt blocks, you need to square them up. This technique is used in many other quilt examples, such as pitchers for Tildy's cabin quilt or the floating nine patch quilt. The number is irrational as it goes on forever, never ending. In my opinion, the blocks lose their effectiveness with a wider width of sashing. Row 6: Eleven blocks, a triangle unit B on the right and a triangle unit C2 on the left. ([email protected]). Remember this little quilt that we talked about earlier this year? But if I must sash, I tend to lean towards narrow sashing, one-inch wide, unfinished, so it sets at ½-inch. Row 13: Five blocks, a triangle unit C1 on the right and a triangle unit A on the left. Sew sashing units vertically between each quilt block in each row, and to the ends of rows if you've chosen that look. Row 4: Seven blocks, a triangle unit B on the right and a triangle unit C2 on the left. For the strip with the stone, I would have cut a 2 1/2″ WOF and a 14 1/2″ WOF and sewed them together. You may just want to set the blocks in rows with sashing and move on. We had lots of fun so, of course I thought I would share a couple of my tips for making the perfect star points in the sashing of the 4-patch blocks. It’s also wide enough that some serious quilting can go on in those sashing strips to enhance your quilt block. Finished block size times 1.414; Add 1-1/4" to this result for seam allowance; Round up to the nearest 1/8" (because you'll use a rotary ruler) Each square gives you two side setting triangles AND one for both the top and bottom. The Bud Bouquet block is a simple 9 patch made out of half square triangles. Row 5: Nine blocks, a triangle unit B on the right and a triangle unit C2 on the left. However, if it’s wider than 3 ¼-inches or narrower that 1 ¼-inches, it will look out of proportion. Sara demonstrates how to do this while keeping an accurate quarter inch seam allowance outside of the points on a churn dash block. Sewing them onto your quilt. My personal favorite cornerstone pattern is a  nine-patch block. Is there anyway I could get a couple of pictures? Ecee Read, Brantford, Ontario, Canada [email protected] Then 5 divided by 4 = 1 ¼ inches. Cut 31 sashing strips 2″ x 7½â€ Place the sashing strips between the blocks on your design wall. Thanks so much that is such great information. Sashing can range very simple to very complex and opens a new world of … Let’s just say Euclid and a lot of other mathematicians and scientists have spent copious amounts of time on it and the golden ratio boils down to this figure:   1.6180339887…. At this point, I would consider 2 1/2-inch cornerstones. If I did decide to use a wider sashing with this quilt to show off my long arming chops, I would use cornerstones to keep the quilt top pulled together. Repeat to assemble all rows of quilt blocks. Let me also say here that numbers don’t lie, and you should do the math if there are any doubts. Here is my sashing layout. Carefully align the ends of sashing strips to the ends of each block they're being sewn to. She has them on her website, as well as detailed instructions on how to use them. Between the two extremes – the widest sashing  being 3 ¼-inches wide and the narrowest at 1 ¼-inches wide (finished) sets the stage for all the options of the sashing width. Jenny Doan demonstrates how to make an adorable bud bouquet quilt using 5 inch squares of precut fabric. ... Quilt tops with blocks set diagonally, or on point, can be a bit more challenging to piece than straight-set blocks. Scrap quilts or quilts made from orphan blocks (blocks left-over from other quilts, blocks “gifted” to you from friends that decided they didn’t like them or didn’t want to finish a quilt, or other random quilt blocks) often look best with wider sashing. Please let me know what you decide and send me a picture if you don’t mind. The formula for this is: Size of the finished on-point block times 1.414, then add 1 1/4 inches. Thank you! They are essentially pieces of a crazy quilt. The first thing to consider is that the quilt’s border(s) will change. So you'll need a collection of plain strips and a collection of strips with the post attached. So, what happens when you play around with sashing? They will either need to be larger or smaller than the pattern calls for. Now I know what you’re asking. No pattern whatsoever. Sashing Setting Triangles. We finished our quilt blocks and I know you've been spending a lot of time admiring your blocks, but it's time to get down to the assembly. But on the other hand, because there is generally always the other hand I may want to change the look of the quilt to suit my tastes a little better. I sew the vertical ones in between the quilt blocks to create a horizontal row. Farmer's Wife Quilt Assembly: Blocks on Point with... Cut triangles with red lines along the grain, Sashing - strips that go in between the blocks (I'm using white), Posts - small squares that sit at the corners of the blocks - not shown in the layout above - where the sashing intersects (I'm using blue), Triangles - around the edges (Mine are green). See more ideas about quilts, quilt patterns, quilt blocks. Olfa 60mm rotary cutter 4. 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