New Quilt > Horizontal Strip Quilt (or Vertical Strip quilt). My block size is finished 12″ so using the golden theory my top sashing would be 2-1/2″. And second, I think it’s beyond creative what you’re making with your mask scraps! That is the largest size sashing that would still look good with your blocks. 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. 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. Let me also say here that numbers don’t lie, and you should do the math if there are any doubts. I decided to make the sashing strips the same width as one finished square in the block. 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. The math isn’t hard, and the golden ratio is also used to figure border width, as well as the best width and length of the quilt center. The wider sashing also gives the illusion that the blocks are kind of floating. And this opens up all kinds of possibilities for your quilt. Pieced cornerstones are not only a great way to pull the colors together in the quilt, but they are also a great way to use up left-over scraps. They are essentially pieces of a crazy quilt. Often, there is more than one "right" answer, so I may also think about how I am going to quilt the quilt after it is put together. The piecing has to be very precise in order for the rows to look correct. After the interfacing is attached to the back of the fabric, cut 2 1/2 inch strips as follows for the sashing: Green (Kiwi) = 7 strips. Don’t just guess though. Join Date: Jul 2010. For the borders, sashing and binding cut: a. I usually go by sashing large enough to go with my blocks but not overwhelm them. These are small pieces, and the piecing must be very accurate in order for the sashing to look right. Three strips of fabric form the vertical sashing and some of the cornerstones are tiny nine-patches that work with the pieced sashing to form a secondary pattern on the quilt. Now what? You will need an additional 12 inches to span the width of the sashing strips. How heavy a washing machine is. Let’s say the pattern calls for 2 1/2-inch sashing strips, unfinished, meaning that when the strips are set into the quilt, they will measure 2-inches. Click the Layout tab. Then 5 divided by 4 = 1 ¼ inches. When is narrow sashing more effective than the wider kind? Quilters Slidelock 6. Page 1 of 12. SASHING WIDTH: Sashings are strips of fabric that separate the quilt blocks from one another. No color runs through the blocks. You can check the latest prices at Amazon by clicking on the links below: 1. My 8 3/8″ blocks are made of scraps left over from the over 1000 Covid masks I made. It appears that each block is individually framed by the sashing but in reality, you add the sashing as you piece your quilt top. It’s simply wonderful planning and works so well with the quilt. Not only is it set on-point, it uses sashing as well as setting triangles. I think that’s a good general guideline for balance. Often, any width that is an even division of the block size will look balanced (6" divides evenly by 1 1/2", 2", 3") odd divisions tend to look ( off) but sometimes work anyway. Using a … You can choose an accent color from one of your prints, or choose a pretty print sashing to accent solid colors in your blocks. Save the remainder and use it in the nine patch units.) Adding sashing isn’t hard – just think of it as another skinny block between each of the bigger blocks. What about the sashing on the back what size would I make that and how do i calculate it. Now add ½-inch for a seam allowance and the width of the sashing should be cut is 1 ¾ – inches. They are pieced into the horizontal sashing to meet up with the corners of the blocks. We’ll start with adding the vertical strips. At this point, I would consider 2 1/2-inch cornerstones. because there is generally always the other hand. I am looking forward to try the ‘sashing and cornerstones are also pieced blocks’ method. The cornerstones can be solid pieces of fabric, or they can be pieced, like tiny quilt blocks. 1. Now to quilt and bind. I hope that the two blogs on sashing has helped you look at all the options out there for sashing. strips across the width of the fabric. I also hope you decide to “spice” your next quilt top’s sashing up a little with some pieced sashing and cornerstones. Although you can have dozens of border options to think about when planning your quilt, you most likely will use one of two basic types.The easiest and most common border style is the plain border, shown in Figure 1. Some tutorials for borders here, too. Remember this little quilt that we talked about earlier this year? Now add ½-inch for a seam allowance and the width of the sashing should be cut is 1 ¾ – inches. Sashing Size. For blocks that small, my choice would be 1 1/2 inches finished size. Thanks so much that is such great information. The width of each vertical strip is 3 inches. Cut these from the width of the fabric. Sometime paired with second, darker colored fabric, the blocks will even appear to have a shadow. I could go through the entire formula (and the physics teacher in me is just raring to do that), but I don’t want to lose anyone at this point. Is there any rule of thumb about how wide sashing should be? The number is irrational as it goes on forever, never ending. The wider sashing gives these blocks room to “breathe” –  there’s enough space between the blocks that even if the colors don’t exactly coordinate, the wider sashing along with some colorful border fabric will work to pull the quilt top together. It really would depend on how I wanted my quilt to look and how much more additional time I wanted to spend on it. No pattern whatsoever. 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…. Sashings should generally be proportional to the size of the blocks — you can effectively use a wider sashing with bigger blocks. Affiliate commissions allow us to continue to provide interesting and helpful content for our readers. For Strip 1: Under Select a strip style, choose Spaced Squares. But what would happen if we used a wider sashing? This is very clever and shows some advanced quilting techniques. For 6 inch blocks, 3 inches would be my maximum and I might even do cornerstones and add the triangles to the 3 inch sashing ends to make the star blocks appear with the sashing. Please let me know what you decide and send me a picture if you don’t mind. Piecing a Quilt With Sashing . Last week we began a discussion on sashing – the strips of fabric between the blocks and rows of a quilt. 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. However I have one question. So I will assume I can cut out a row of 8 blocks, so with the total number of blocks needed – 25 – I need 4 rows. If you’re using a quilt pattern that has sashing, the pattern will tell you how wide and long to cut your strips. It’s a sweet quilt top that uses two or three colors well and the narrow sashing shows this off very effectively. Is there a rule of thumb to determine the width of the sashing I should use between the blocks? Next question:  What are cornerstones? They appear on the outside edges of the quilt. 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. Lay out a block with different sashing widths & see what appeals to you. She has them on her website, as well as detailed instructions on how to use them. by Barbara (Illinois) I'm a quilting newbie and working on a block quilt with 8" finish size blocks. Quilts often have multiple borders. 11 > Last » Thread Tools 01-18-2011, 09:00 PM #1 Nolee. Quilters have been no different. Make your pieces as large or as small as you like. This is such a great informative article and I learned a lot! Sew a nine patch to one side of (12) of the sashing units. Add ½-inch to that for seam allowances you could cut your sashing strips up to 3 ¾ -inches wide. 2½" sashing strip and cut a 2½" x 11½" sashing strip. Sashing width is up to you, but unless very wide sashing is an important part of your quilt's design, try to avoid using strips that overpower the dimensions of the quilt blocks. In mathematics two quantities are in the golden ratio if their ratio is the same as the ratio of their sum  to the larger of the two quantities. Is there anyway I could get a couple of pictures? Now I know what you’re asking. Sashing Width and Length . Add a border. For the sake of ease, we cut it down to 1.618. There are three squares along the horizontal axis of the quilt. My favorite excuse for using wide sashing is this:  The sashing strips can become blocks themselves. It needs to be twin size. It’s also wide enough that some serious quilting can go on in those sashing strips to enhance your quilt block. It forms the top part of the next row of blocks. But I didn’t start out with those likes and dislikes. Over a 30-year quilting span, those have become my favorites as my blocks have become smaller and smaller (I rarely make anything larger than a finished 8-inch block any longer). I think the off-white sashing is a good idea, because it will calm everything down and the 2 1/2-inch sashing will give the blocks enough space to “breathe” and for the eye to rest before it moves onto the next block. Take 13 and divide it by 4 (for all four sides of the block) and you get 3 ¼-inches for each strip of sashing finished. 4 Cut the backing fabric across the width into two pieces. This design choice would entirely up to you. 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. In my opinion, this little quilt is just wonderful. In this episode, Mary will alleviate your fear of adding sashing to your quilts. 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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. 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. Let me also say here that numbers don’t lie, and you should do the math if there are any doubts. I decided to make the sashing strips the same width as one finished square in the block. 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. The math isn’t hard, and the golden ratio is also used to figure border width, as well as the best width and length of the quilt center. The wider sashing also gives the illusion that the blocks are kind of floating. And this opens up all kinds of possibilities for your quilt. Pieced cornerstones are not only a great way to pull the colors together in the quilt, but they are also a great way to use up left-over scraps. They are essentially pieces of a crazy quilt. Often, there is more than one "right" answer, so I may also think about how I am going to quilt the quilt after it is put together. The piecing has to be very precise in order for the rows to look correct. After the interfacing is attached to the back of the fabric, cut 2 1/2 inch strips as follows for the sashing: Green (Kiwi) = 7 strips. Don’t just guess though. Join Date: Jul 2010. For the borders, sashing and binding cut: a. I usually go by sashing large enough to go with my blocks but not overwhelm them. These are small pieces, and the piecing must be very accurate in order for the sashing to look right. Three strips of fabric form the vertical sashing and some of the cornerstones are tiny nine-patches that work with the pieced sashing to form a secondary pattern on the quilt. Now what? You will need an additional 12 inches to span the width of the sashing strips. How heavy a washing machine is. Let’s say the pattern calls for 2 1/2-inch sashing strips, unfinished, meaning that when the strips are set into the quilt, they will measure 2-inches. Click the Layout tab. Then 5 divided by 4 = 1 ¼ inches. When is narrow sashing more effective than the wider kind? Quilters Slidelock 6. Page 1 of 12. SASHING WIDTH: Sashings are strips of fabric that separate the quilt blocks from one another. No color runs through the blocks. You can check the latest prices at Amazon by clicking on the links below: 1. My 8 3/8″ blocks are made of scraps left over from the over 1000 Covid masks I made. It appears that each block is individually framed by the sashing but in reality, you add the sashing as you piece your quilt top. It’s simply wonderful planning and works so well with the quilt. Not only is it set on-point, it uses sashing as well as setting triangles. I think that’s a good general guideline for balance. Often, any width that is an even division of the block size will look balanced (6" divides evenly by 1 1/2", 2", 3") odd divisions tend to look ( off) but sometimes work anyway. Using a … You can choose an accent color from one of your prints, or choose a pretty print sashing to accent solid colors in your blocks. Save the remainder and use it in the nine patch units.) Adding sashing isn’t hard – just think of it as another skinny block between each of the bigger blocks. What about the sashing on the back what size would I make that and how do i calculate it. Now add ½-inch for a seam allowance and the width of the sashing should be cut is 1 ¾ – inches. They are pieced into the horizontal sashing to meet up with the corners of the blocks. We’ll start with adding the vertical strips. At this point, I would consider 2 1/2-inch cornerstones. because there is generally always the other hand. I am looking forward to try the ‘sashing and cornerstones are also pieced blocks’ method. The cornerstones can be solid pieces of fabric, or they can be pieced, like tiny quilt blocks. 1. Now to quilt and bind. I hope that the two blogs on sashing has helped you look at all the options out there for sashing. strips across the width of the fabric. I also hope you decide to “spice” your next quilt top’s sashing up a little with some pieced sashing and cornerstones. Although you can have dozens of border options to think about when planning your quilt, you most likely will use one of two basic types.The easiest and most common border style is the plain border, shown in Figure 1. Some tutorials for borders here, too. Remember this little quilt that we talked about earlier this year? Now add ½-inch for a seam allowance and the width of the sashing should be cut is 1 ¾ – inches. Sashing Size. For blocks that small, my choice would be 1 1/2 inches finished size. Thanks so much that is such great information. The width of each vertical strip is 3 inches. Cut these from the width of the fabric. Sometime paired with second, darker colored fabric, the blocks will even appear to have a shadow. I could go through the entire formula (and the physics teacher in me is just raring to do that), but I don’t want to lose anyone at this point. Is there any rule of thumb about how wide sashing should be? The number is irrational as it goes on forever, never ending. The wider sashing gives these blocks room to “breathe” –  there’s enough space between the blocks that even if the colors don’t exactly coordinate, the wider sashing along with some colorful border fabric will work to pull the quilt top together. It really would depend on how I wanted my quilt to look and how much more additional time I wanted to spend on it. No pattern whatsoever. 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…. Sashings should generally be proportional to the size of the blocks — you can effectively use a wider sashing with bigger blocks. Affiliate commissions allow us to continue to provide interesting and helpful content for our readers. For Strip 1: Under Select a strip style, choose Spaced Squares. But what would happen if we used a wider sashing? This is very clever and shows some advanced quilting techniques. For 6 inch blocks, 3 inches would be my maximum and I might even do cornerstones and add the triangles to the 3 inch sashing ends to make the star blocks appear with the sashing. Please let me know what you decide and send me a picture if you don’t mind. Piecing a Quilt With Sashing . Last week we began a discussion on sashing – the strips of fabric between the blocks and rows of a quilt. 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. However I have one question. So I will assume I can cut out a row of 8 blocks, so with the total number of blocks needed – 25 – I need 4 rows. If you’re using a quilt pattern that has sashing, the pattern will tell you how wide and long to cut your strips. It’s a sweet quilt top that uses two or three colors well and the narrow sashing shows this off very effectively. Is there a rule of thumb to determine the width of the sashing I should use between the blocks? Next question:  What are cornerstones? They appear on the outside edges of the quilt. 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. Lay out a block with different sashing widths & see what appeals to you. She has them on her website, as well as detailed instructions on how to use them. by Barbara (Illinois) I'm a quilting newbie and working on a block quilt with 8" finish size blocks. Quilts often have multiple borders. 11 > Last » Thread Tools 01-18-2011, 09:00 PM #1 Nolee. Quilters have been no different. Make your pieces as large or as small as you like. This is such a great informative article and I learned a lot! Sew a nine patch to one side of (12) of the sashing units. Add ½-inch to that for seam allowances you could cut your sashing strips up to 3 ¾ -inches wide. 2½" sashing strip and cut a 2½" x 11½" sashing strip. Sashing width is up to you, but unless very wide sashing is an important part of your quilt's design, try to avoid using strips that overpower the dimensions of the quilt blocks. In mathematics two quantities are in the golden ratio if their ratio is the same as the ratio of their sum  to the larger of the two quantities. Is there anyway I could get a couple of pictures? Now I know what you’re asking. Sashing Width and Length . Add a border. For the sake of ease, we cut it down to 1.618. There are three squares along the horizontal axis of the quilt. My favorite excuse for using wide sashing is this:  The sashing strips can become blocks themselves. It needs to be twin size. It’s also wide enough that some serious quilting can go on in those sashing strips to enhance your quilt block. It forms the top part of the next row of blocks. But I didn’t start out with those likes and dislikes. Over a 30-year quilting span, those have become my favorites as my blocks have become smaller and smaller (I rarely make anything larger than a finished 8-inch block any longer). I think the off-white sashing is a good idea, because it will calm everything down and the 2 1/2-inch sashing will give the blocks enough space to “breathe” and for the eye to rest before it moves onto the next block. Take 13 and divide it by 4 (for all four sides of the block) and you get 3 ¼-inches for each strip of sashing finished. 4 Cut the backing fabric across the width into two pieces. This design choice would entirely up to you. 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. In my opinion, this little quilt is just wonderful. In this episode, Mary will alleviate your fear of adding sashing to your quilts. When we pull out the sashing and look closely at it, the sashing actually is a quilt block. 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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. 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. Let me also say here that numbers don’t lie, and you should do the math if there are any doubts. I decided to make the sashing strips the same width as one finished square in the block. 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. The math isn’t hard, and the golden ratio is also used to figure border width, as well as the best width and length of the quilt center. The wider sashing also gives the illusion that the blocks are kind of floating. And this opens up all kinds of possibilities for your quilt. Pieced cornerstones are not only a great way to pull the colors together in the quilt, but they are also a great way to use up left-over scraps. They are essentially pieces of a crazy quilt. Often, there is more than one "right" answer, so I may also think about how I am going to quilt the quilt after it is put together. The piecing has to be very precise in order for the rows to look correct. After the interfacing is attached to the back of the fabric, cut 2 1/2 inch strips as follows for the sashing: Green (Kiwi) = 7 strips. Don’t just guess though. Join Date: Jul 2010. For the borders, sashing and binding cut: a. I usually go by sashing large enough to go with my blocks but not overwhelm them. These are small pieces, and the piecing must be very accurate in order for the sashing to look right. Three strips of fabric form the vertical sashing and some of the cornerstones are tiny nine-patches that work with the pieced sashing to form a secondary pattern on the quilt. Now what? You will need an additional 12 inches to span the width of the sashing strips. How heavy a washing machine is. Let’s say the pattern calls for 2 1/2-inch sashing strips, unfinished, meaning that when the strips are set into the quilt, they will measure 2-inches. Click the Layout tab. Then 5 divided by 4 = 1 ¼ inches. When is narrow sashing more effective than the wider kind? Quilters Slidelock 6. Page 1 of 12. SASHING WIDTH: Sashings are strips of fabric that separate the quilt blocks from one another. No color runs through the blocks. You can check the latest prices at Amazon by clicking on the links below: 1. My 8 3/8″ blocks are made of scraps left over from the over 1000 Covid masks I made. It appears that each block is individually framed by the sashing but in reality, you add the sashing as you piece your quilt top. It’s simply wonderful planning and works so well with the quilt. Not only is it set on-point, it uses sashing as well as setting triangles. I think that’s a good general guideline for balance. Often, any width that is an even division of the block size will look balanced (6" divides evenly by 1 1/2", 2", 3") odd divisions tend to look ( off) but sometimes work anyway. Using a … You can choose an accent color from one of your prints, or choose a pretty print sashing to accent solid colors in your blocks. Save the remainder and use it in the nine patch units.) Adding sashing isn’t hard – just think of it as another skinny block between each of the bigger blocks. What about the sashing on the back what size would I make that and how do i calculate it. Now add ½-inch for a seam allowance and the width of the sashing should be cut is 1 ¾ – inches. They are pieced into the horizontal sashing to meet up with the corners of the blocks. We’ll start with adding the vertical strips. At this point, I would consider 2 1/2-inch cornerstones. because there is generally always the other hand. I am looking forward to try the ‘sashing and cornerstones are also pieced blocks’ method. The cornerstones can be solid pieces of fabric, or they can be pieced, like tiny quilt blocks. 1. Now to quilt and bind. I hope that the two blogs on sashing has helped you look at all the options out there for sashing. strips across the width of the fabric. I also hope you decide to “spice” your next quilt top’s sashing up a little with some pieced sashing and cornerstones. Although you can have dozens of border options to think about when planning your quilt, you most likely will use one of two basic types.The easiest and most common border style is the plain border, shown in Figure 1. Some tutorials for borders here, too. Remember this little quilt that we talked about earlier this year? Now add ½-inch for a seam allowance and the width of the sashing should be cut is 1 ¾ – inches. Sashing Size. For blocks that small, my choice would be 1 1/2 inches finished size. Thanks so much that is such great information. The width of each vertical strip is 3 inches. Cut these from the width of the fabric. Sometime paired with second, darker colored fabric, the blocks will even appear to have a shadow. I could go through the entire formula (and the physics teacher in me is just raring to do that), but I don’t want to lose anyone at this point. Is there any rule of thumb about how wide sashing should be? The number is irrational as it goes on forever, never ending. The wider sashing gives these blocks room to “breathe” –  there’s enough space between the blocks that even if the colors don’t exactly coordinate, the wider sashing along with some colorful border fabric will work to pull the quilt top together. It really would depend on how I wanted my quilt to look and how much more additional time I wanted to spend on it. No pattern whatsoever. 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…. Sashings should generally be proportional to the size of the blocks — you can effectively use a wider sashing with bigger blocks. Affiliate commissions allow us to continue to provide interesting and helpful content for our readers. For Strip 1: Under Select a strip style, choose Spaced Squares. But what would happen if we used a wider sashing? This is very clever and shows some advanced quilting techniques. For 6 inch blocks, 3 inches would be my maximum and I might even do cornerstones and add the triangles to the 3 inch sashing ends to make the star blocks appear with the sashing. Please let me know what you decide and send me a picture if you don’t mind. Piecing a Quilt With Sashing . Last week we began a discussion on sashing – the strips of fabric between the blocks and rows of a quilt. 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. However I have one question. So I will assume I can cut out a row of 8 blocks, so with the total number of blocks needed – 25 – I need 4 rows. If you’re using a quilt pattern that has sashing, the pattern will tell you how wide and long to cut your strips. It’s a sweet quilt top that uses two or three colors well and the narrow sashing shows this off very effectively. Is there a rule of thumb to determine the width of the sashing I should use between the blocks? Next question:  What are cornerstones? They appear on the outside edges of the quilt. 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. Lay out a block with different sashing widths & see what appeals to you. She has them on her website, as well as detailed instructions on how to use them. by Barbara (Illinois) I'm a quilting newbie and working on a block quilt with 8" finish size blocks. Quilts often have multiple borders. 11 > Last » Thread Tools 01-18-2011, 09:00 PM #1 Nolee. Quilters have been no different. Make your pieces as large or as small as you like. This is such a great informative article and I learned a lot! Sew a nine patch to one side of (12) of the sashing units. Add ½-inch to that for seam allowances you could cut your sashing strips up to 3 ¾ -inches wide. 2½" sashing strip and cut a 2½" x 11½" sashing strip. Sashing width is up to you, but unless very wide sashing is an important part of your quilt's design, try to avoid using strips that overpower the dimensions of the quilt blocks. In mathematics two quantities are in the golden ratio if their ratio is the same as the ratio of their sum  to the larger of the two quantities. Is there anyway I could get a couple of pictures? Now I know what you’re asking. Sashing Width and Length . Add a border. For the sake of ease, we cut it down to 1.618. There are three squares along the horizontal axis of the quilt. My favorite excuse for using wide sashing is this:  The sashing strips can become blocks themselves. It needs to be twin size. It’s also wide enough that some serious quilting can go on in those sashing strips to enhance your quilt block. It forms the top part of the next row of blocks. But I didn’t start out with those likes and dislikes. Over a 30-year quilting span, those have become my favorites as my blocks have become smaller and smaller (I rarely make anything larger than a finished 8-inch block any longer). I think the off-white sashing is a good idea, because it will calm everything down and the 2 1/2-inch sashing will give the blocks enough space to “breathe” and for the eye to rest before it moves onto the next block. Take 13 and divide it by 4 (for all four sides of the block) and you get 3 ¼-inches for each strip of sashing finished. 4 Cut the backing fabric across the width into two pieces. This design choice would entirely up to you. 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. In my opinion, this little quilt is just wonderful. In this episode, Mary will alleviate your fear of adding sashing to your quilts. When we pull out the sashing and look closely at it, the sashing actually is a quilt block. 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3 Assemble the quilt blocks and sashing strips into three rows as shown above. Stitch the sashing strip to the end of 1 of the star rows. From the Christmas print cut 6 strips 2 ½” wide by the width of the material for borders i. Sub-cut two of these strips to 4 18” x 2 ½” strips b. First of all, let me commend you from the bottom of my heart for making so many masks! Layer cakes are 10” squares, which can easily be cut down the middle both directions to make 5” squares. But if I must sash, I tend to lean towards narrow sashing, one-inch wide, unfinished, so it sets at ½-inch. If it was me, at this point, I would draw out some ideas on paper and set it aside for a day or two to think about it, then make my decision. Expect a width of 27 to 27 9/16 inches on top-loading washers that lack an agitator. No rule of thumb, anything up to about half the width of the block looks ok. The first thing you do is multiply 8 x 1.618 and get 13. For the sake of this illustration, let’s push the sashing width to three inches. Go with what looks good to you). But it will be perfect for a Quilt of Valor.Those are beautiful stars! And as intimidating as that factor can seem, it really is not that difficult to deal with, and we will do just that in a later blog. The width you choose for your sashing strips will determine the size that you’ll cut your setting squares. 3 3 3 3 4 Finishing Make a quilt sandwich with your quilt top, batting and backing fabric and quilt as desired. Multiply 3 by 4. Width of Sashing. How to Cut Setting and Corner Triangles for On-Point Quilts As you know, we have been working on our Little Playmates Quilt. For instance, the Hotpoint WMBF944P is one of the best sellers on the internet, and that’s 60.5 x 59.5 x 85 cm. In geometry, it’s a bit different as the Greek letter pi represents the golden ratio. Gutermann Sew All thread 8. what is the width of the dear jane sashing, please? That means you would use sashing up to 3 inches wide (finished) for a 12-inch (finished) quilt block. Dec 6, 2020 - Border and sashing ideas for patchwork quilts - there are more embroidery/quilting ideas on my Embroidery - borders board. Ecee Read, Brantford, Ontario, Canada Ecee@Rogers.com. You know the blocks will finish to 8-inches once the sashing is sewed on. Could you email them to sherriquiltsalot@gmail.com? If you're making a modern quilt, you could make the sashing 3.75" or even make it wider than the block at 9.75" to give you plenty of blank space. Bigger 4.6 cubic feet capacity and 45 inches high washing machines might weight as much as 150 – 180 pounds (68 – 82 kilograms). Multiply 3 by 4. I am only giving instructions for sashing at this point, I have not cut my borders. See more ideas about quilt border, quilts, patchwork quilts. sashing, if I choose. But, typically, you’ll see sizes around 60cm (width) x 60cm (depth) x 85cm (height). I am planning a quilt with 6" blocks, and I would like to use sashing between the blocks. I can see your eye roll from here…You’re asking yourself, “What in the world does this have to do with quilt blocks and sashing?”  In a nutshell, folks like architects, artists (da Vinci was a big fan of the Golden Ratio), musicians (yup, it’s used there, too) and designers have used the formula to develop pleasing designs. This week we’re going to take it a bit further and talk about how wide to make the sashing, how sashing affects the overall look of a quilt, and how to pull off some really impressive sashing tricks. Thread Starter . I'm planning on a 3" border on all sides in addition. I nearly always "audition" various widths of sashings -- I lay out the blocks and try out different sashing widths and fabrics until I think I have the right combination of both width and color. (sherriquiltsalot@gmail.com). This version is made from 5” squares. Watch more free Quilty episodes at www.QNNtv.com. It's easy to do. Take a look at this quilt top: This is a pattern I came up with using Electric Quilt 8. The finished quilt top should measure 20 ½” x 24 ½”. If you go with the Golden Ratio, your sashing could be 1.5" or 2.25". Sashing can unify or frame your blocks or add a new design element to the quilt. Click here to post comments. To be honest, as I mentioned last week, my favorite way to set quilt blocks is on point with setting triangles. However, if you’re just starting out, there’s this little equation called The Golden Ratio you may want to brush up on. The first thing to consider is that the quilt’s border(s) will change. It’s the little extra steps like these that really make a quilt top not only sing but sing in harmony! This does not mean your sashing is 13-inches wide. You truly are a good person. Skip the border (for now) and just think about the strips in the quilt’s interior. The sashing calculator calculates how much yardage you will need for your sashing. Your sashing can fall anywhere within these two measurements and it will look wonderful. Quilts, Quips, and other Nearsighted Adventures. A mitered corner is stitched at a 45-degree angle to the sides of the quilt.Figure 1: A plain border can have squared o… The rows should measure 6 ½” x 20 ½”. However, this is also something that couldn’t be easily done with narrow sashing – the sashing had to be wider to pull this off well. What a wonderful idea! Multiply 12 by 3. Therefore, your setting squares would be 3 inches square when finished. You will have one nine patch left over. On the Quilt worktable click QUILT > New Quilt > Horizontal Strip Quilt (or Vertical Strip quilt). My block size is finished 12″ so using the golden theory my top sashing would be 2-1/2″. And second, I think it’s beyond creative what you’re making with your mask scraps! That is the largest size sashing that would still look good with your blocks. 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. 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. Let me also say here that numbers don’t lie, and you should do the math if there are any doubts. I decided to make the sashing strips the same width as one finished square in the block. 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. The math isn’t hard, and the golden ratio is also used to figure border width, as well as the best width and length of the quilt center. The wider sashing also gives the illusion that the blocks are kind of floating. And this opens up all kinds of possibilities for your quilt. Pieced cornerstones are not only a great way to pull the colors together in the quilt, but they are also a great way to use up left-over scraps. They are essentially pieces of a crazy quilt. Often, there is more than one "right" answer, so I may also think about how I am going to quilt the quilt after it is put together. The piecing has to be very precise in order for the rows to look correct. After the interfacing is attached to the back of the fabric, cut 2 1/2 inch strips as follows for the sashing: Green (Kiwi) = 7 strips. Don’t just guess though. Join Date: Jul 2010. For the borders, sashing and binding cut: a. I usually go by sashing large enough to go with my blocks but not overwhelm them. These are small pieces, and the piecing must be very accurate in order for the sashing to look right. Three strips of fabric form the vertical sashing and some of the cornerstones are tiny nine-patches that work with the pieced sashing to form a secondary pattern on the quilt. Now what? You will need an additional 12 inches to span the width of the sashing strips. How heavy a washing machine is. Let’s say the pattern calls for 2 1/2-inch sashing strips, unfinished, meaning that when the strips are set into the quilt, they will measure 2-inches. Click the Layout tab. Then 5 divided by 4 = 1 ¼ inches. When is narrow sashing more effective than the wider kind? Quilters Slidelock 6. Page 1 of 12. SASHING WIDTH: Sashings are strips of fabric that separate the quilt blocks from one another. No color runs through the blocks. You can check the latest prices at Amazon by clicking on the links below: 1. My 8 3/8″ blocks are made of scraps left over from the over 1000 Covid masks I made. It appears that each block is individually framed by the sashing but in reality, you add the sashing as you piece your quilt top. It’s simply wonderful planning and works so well with the quilt. Not only is it set on-point, it uses sashing as well as setting triangles. I think that’s a good general guideline for balance. Often, any width that is an even division of the block size will look balanced (6" divides evenly by 1 1/2", 2", 3") odd divisions tend to look ( off) but sometimes work anyway. Using a … You can choose an accent color from one of your prints, or choose a pretty print sashing to accent solid colors in your blocks. Save the remainder and use it in the nine patch units.) Adding sashing isn’t hard – just think of it as another skinny block between each of the bigger blocks. What about the sashing on the back what size would I make that and how do i calculate it. Now add ½-inch for a seam allowance and the width of the sashing should be cut is 1 ¾ – inches. They are pieced into the horizontal sashing to meet up with the corners of the blocks. We’ll start with adding the vertical strips. At this point, I would consider 2 1/2-inch cornerstones. because there is generally always the other hand. I am looking forward to try the ‘sashing and cornerstones are also pieced blocks’ method. The cornerstones can be solid pieces of fabric, or they can be pieced, like tiny quilt blocks. 1. Now to quilt and bind. I hope that the two blogs on sashing has helped you look at all the options out there for sashing. strips across the width of the fabric. I also hope you decide to “spice” your next quilt top’s sashing up a little with some pieced sashing and cornerstones. Although you can have dozens of border options to think about when planning your quilt, you most likely will use one of two basic types.The easiest and most common border style is the plain border, shown in Figure 1. Some tutorials for borders here, too. Remember this little quilt that we talked about earlier this year? Now add ½-inch for a seam allowance and the width of the sashing should be cut is 1 ¾ – inches. Sashing Size. For blocks that small, my choice would be 1 1/2 inches finished size. Thanks so much that is such great information. The width of each vertical strip is 3 inches. Cut these from the width of the fabric. Sometime paired with second, darker colored fabric, the blocks will even appear to have a shadow. I could go through the entire formula (and the physics teacher in me is just raring to do that), but I don’t want to lose anyone at this point. Is there any rule of thumb about how wide sashing should be? The number is irrational as it goes on forever, never ending. The wider sashing gives these blocks room to “breathe” –  there’s enough space between the blocks that even if the colors don’t exactly coordinate, the wider sashing along with some colorful border fabric will work to pull the quilt top together. It really would depend on how I wanted my quilt to look and how much more additional time I wanted to spend on it. No pattern whatsoever. 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…. Sashings should generally be proportional to the size of the blocks — you can effectively use a wider sashing with bigger blocks. Affiliate commissions allow us to continue to provide interesting and helpful content for our readers. For Strip 1: Under Select a strip style, choose Spaced Squares. But what would happen if we used a wider sashing? This is very clever and shows some advanced quilting techniques. For 6 inch blocks, 3 inches would be my maximum and I might even do cornerstones and add the triangles to the 3 inch sashing ends to make the star blocks appear with the sashing. Please let me know what you decide and send me a picture if you don’t mind. Piecing a Quilt With Sashing . Last week we began a discussion on sashing – the strips of fabric between the blocks and rows of a quilt. 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. However I have one question. So I will assume I can cut out a row of 8 blocks, so with the total number of blocks needed – 25 – I need 4 rows. If you’re using a quilt pattern that has sashing, the pattern will tell you how wide and long to cut your strips. It’s a sweet quilt top that uses two or three colors well and the narrow sashing shows this off very effectively. Is there a rule of thumb to determine the width of the sashing I should use between the blocks? Next question:  What are cornerstones? They appear on the outside edges of the quilt. 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. Lay out a block with different sashing widths & see what appeals to you. She has them on her website, as well as detailed instructions on how to use them. by Barbara (Illinois) I'm a quilting newbie and working on a block quilt with 8" finish size blocks. Quilts often have multiple borders. 11 > Last » Thread Tools 01-18-2011, 09:00 PM #1 Nolee. Quilters have been no different. Make your pieces as large or as small as you like. This is such a great informative article and I learned a lot! Sew a nine patch to one side of (12) of the sashing units. Add ½-inch to that for seam allowances you could cut your sashing strips up to 3 ¾ -inches wide. 2½" sashing strip and cut a 2½" x 11½" sashing strip. Sashing width is up to you, but unless very wide sashing is an important part of your quilt's design, try to avoid using strips that overpower the dimensions of the quilt blocks. In mathematics two quantities are in the golden ratio if their ratio is the same as the ratio of their sum  to the larger of the two quantities. Is there anyway I could get a couple of pictures? Now I know what you’re asking. Sashing Width and Length . Add a border. For the sake of ease, we cut it down to 1.618. There are three squares along the horizontal axis of the quilt. My favorite excuse for using wide sashing is this:  The sashing strips can become blocks themselves. It needs to be twin size. It’s also wide enough that some serious quilting can go on in those sashing strips to enhance your quilt block. It forms the top part of the next row of blocks. But I didn’t start out with those likes and dislikes. Over a 30-year quilting span, those have become my favorites as my blocks have become smaller and smaller (I rarely make anything larger than a finished 8-inch block any longer). I think the off-white sashing is a good idea, because it will calm everything down and the 2 1/2-inch sashing will give the blocks enough space to “breathe” and for the eye to rest before it moves onto the next block. Take 13 and divide it by 4 (for all four sides of the block) and you get 3 ¼-inches for each strip of sashing finished. 4 Cut the backing fabric across the width into two pieces. This design choice would entirely up to you. 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. In my opinion, this little quilt is just wonderful. In this episode, Mary will alleviate your fear of adding sashing to your quilts. When we pull out the sashing and look closely at it, the sashing actually is a quilt block. 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