Learn quilt as you go without sashing This … Here is a link to our review on these pens https://www.alandacraft.com/2014/11/07/frixion-pen-review-fabric-pens-for-quilters/. This is a ‘quilt as you go with sashing‘ quilt. I’ve always preferred narrow sashing, and I use a similar version as the one you’ve shown, but I stitch the back flap down by machine; if you pin on the front carefully and stitch in the ditch, you can catch only the very edge of the flap on the back and it’s pretty neat. © Copyright 2020 Prime Publishing, LLC. They are pieced into the horizontal sashing to meet up with the corners of the blocks. Line the square up on the mat so that you have approx ¼” on either side. Just take your time putting it together. It is fully reversible and looks great in either soft vintage materials or bright moderns colors. Your email address will not be published. (There will be 1 1/2 inches of sashing showing but 1/2 inch of it is sitting on top of the seam allowance.) I am going to try it but I have cornerstones in my sashing and am not sure about that. To me stitch in the ditch is to sew as close as you can to the seam. I love this tutorial and I can’t wait to get started on my quilt!! It’s simply wonderful planning and works so well with the quilt. I like quilts set on-point, with or without sashing. Create a quilt sandwich with 1 square of each colour and 1 square of batting. I’m still workin on it but when I finish it, I will surely send you a picture. Thank you again. Line up the edges of the fabric and the batting. My block size is finished 12″ so using the golden theory my top sashing would be 2-1/2″. Thus, the blocks are actually butted up next to each other behind the sashing and there was no gain or loss in the respective heights of the original blocks. This is just what I was looking for when searching for an easy quilt for my grandson. It could be your sashing material is a bit stretchy. However, it may be confusing to some (me) because you say to ‘stitch in the ditch’ after layering with the back, but you do not show stitching in the ditch, instead you show stitching 1/4″ away from ditch – on each side of seam line. Pin the three layers together to keep everything in place while you sew. Looking forward to trying your technique. Remember this little quilt that we talked about earlier this year? It’s not that it’s impossible for us to have done the math wrong. Tammy, I thought sewing at 1/4 was still close enough to quality as stitch in the ditch. I stink at math…how much fabric for a king size quilt? If you use light silks the seams will show and it ruins the effect of your lovely quilt. Last week we began a discussion on sashing – the strips of fabric between the blocks and rows of a quilt. Kathy, Oh wow that is going to look awesome when it’s finished Kathy. There are many ways to do quilt-as-you-go (QAYG). Dianne Fore. I am a beginner and that helped me a lot. Many of the techniques use sashing to join the blocks. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. It won’t always be an immediate reply as we are in Australia and may be asleep. Subscribe She and her husband have temporarily stopped moving around and just bought their very first home which they share with their extraordinarily lazy kitty. I still haven’t decided what to do with mine , Your email address will not be published. That should help but let me know if you need further clarification. The biggest challenge, as you have experienced, is quilting on a small home machine. Except I want the sash to be two and half inch wide not sure if I can do this and also don’t know if I would need to add batting to the sash and how could I do this . But if I must sash, I tend to lean towards narrow sashing, one-inch wide, unfinished, so it sets at ½-inch. However, what if you just don’t want to go through all that trouble? Quilted Christmas Stocking Sewing Pattern, Rosewood Manor Autumn Cross-Stitch Design, 12 Awesome Free Quilt Patterns and Small Quilted Projects, 14 Easy Baby Quilt Patterns for Boys and Girls, 17 Quilting Tutorials: Quilting for Beginners and Top Tips for How to Quilt, DIY Home Decor: How to Make Placemats and Other Easy Sewing Projects for a Country Kitchen, Easy Quilt Patterns: 11 Applique Quilt Patterns + Quick Quilts, How to Make a Jelly Roll Quilt: 9 Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns, How to Quilt a Bag With Style: 7 Free Bag Patterns and Purse Patterns, Patterns for Quilting: 8 Free Quilt Block Patterns to Make a Quilt for Your Home, Spectacular Quilt Star Patterns: How to Make a Quilt with 8 Star Quilt Block Patterns and Quilted Star Designs, Super String Quilts: 13 Paper Piecing and Scrap Quilt Patterns. It’s 100% cotton, doesn’t seem too stretchy. I hope that the two blogs on sashing has helped you look at all the options out there for sashing.