And the sashing is pieced! F: One of the small triangles will have a sashing strip that has two corner posts attached at either end. This meant I actually had to do some MATH! Cut 31 sashing strips 2â³ x 7½â Place the sashing strips between the blocks on your design wall. Size: 63â³ X 87â³ No pattern whatsoever. 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. To be honest, as I mentioned last week, my favorite way to set quilt blocks is on point with setting triangles. Row 10: Eleven blocks, a triangle unit C1 on the right and a triangle unit A on the left. But what would happen if we used a wider sashing? A: Six of the large triangles will have no sashing added; these will be used along the bottom edge of the quilt. This technique is used in many other quilt examples, such as pitchers for Tildy's cabin quilt or the floating nine patch quilt. Quilters sometimes opt to sew partial quilt blocks to use as setting and corner triangles. Could you email them to firstname.lastname@example.org? Sashing Setting Triangles. If you’re using a quilt pattern that has sashing, the pattern will tell you how wide and long to cut your strips. Step 1: Line up the 90° angle of the left setting triangle with the corner of the block and pin in place. 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. You can set the quilt blocks on point by doing it block by block. Now I know what you’re asking. Row 14: Three blocks, a triangle unit C1 on the right and a triangle unit A on the left. This design choice would entirely up to you. Sewing them onto your quilt. The second method is to divide the block size by 2.4, and then add the block size to the result. They are squares the same size as the width of the vertical sashing. You may just want to set the blocks in rows with sashing and move on. But if math is just not your thing, Jinny Beyer sells a wonderful tool called the Golden Gauge Calipers that takes all the math-ing out of the design work. Add ½-inch to that for seam allowances you could cut your sashing strips up to 3 ¾ -inches wide. You may just want to set the blocks in rows with sashing and move on. For example: If your block is 12 1/2â³ square, you multiply 12.5 x 1.414235 = 17.6779, and round to 17 3/4â³. The edges of the blocks are all on the bias, so cutting the sashing on the lengthwise (less stretchy) grain will help to stabilize the blocks. My personal favorite cornerstone pattern is a nine-patch block. Row 12: Seven blocks, a triangle unit C1 on the right and a triangle unit A on the left. Sashing can range very simple to very complex and opens a new world of â¦ She has them on her website, as well as detailed instructions on how to use them. Row 7: Thirteen blocks, a triangle unit E on the right and a triangle unit C2 on the left. For the sake of ease, we cut it down to 1.618. 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 chart I usually use is missing the sizes for quilts set 5 X 6 and 6 X 7! 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. 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. 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. To square it up to fit the quilt, you will sash 4 setting triangles and sew them onto the sides of this Center Medallion. The corner setting triangles (the purple ones in the illustration above) are also cut so the bias is on the inside and the straight of grain is along the edges, but since they include a â¦ Then repeat on the opposite side of the block with the other setting triangle. Last week we began a discussion on sashing – the strips of fabric between the blocks and rows of a quilt. In my opinion, this little quilt is just wonderful. This is very clever and shows some advanced quilting techniques. It’s simply wonderful planning and works so well with the quilt. My goal was to get all 28 blocks done by yesterday for our mid-month Quilt Guild meeting so I could put them up on the design wall and get the placement right before I starting sewing sashing on. 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). However, I do realize that that not everyone likes narrow sashing and not all quilts look good with skinny sashing. I’m planning on 2 1/2″ sash made to blend into the color of the wall behind them (off white). I also love quilts that are âon pointâ â meaning the blocks are placed on one of the points, like a diamond, rather that straight . I like quilts set on-point, with or without sashing. Block Setting Options. You truly are a good person. It’s the little extra steps like these that really make a quilt top not only sing but sing in harmony! Thank you! Take a look at this quilt top: This is a pattern I came up with using Electric Quilt 8. So you'll need a collection of plain strips and a collection of strips with the post attached. D: Two of the small triangles will have no sashing added; these will be used on the two bottom corners of the quilt. The cornerstones would dress it up a bit, and you could even piece them out of your scraps. See more ideas about quilts, quilt patterns, quilt piecing. Jenny Doan demonstrates how to make an adorable bud bouquet quilt using 5 inch squares of precut fabric. Let’s set this scenario: You have purchased a stack of 8 ½ blocks from an estate sale. Row 11: Nine blocks, a triangle unit C1 on the right and a triangle unit A on the left. Please let me know what you decide and send me a picture if you don’t mind. You can check the latest prices at Amazon by clicking on the links below: 1. See more ideas about quilts, quilt patterns, quilt blocks. I hope that the two blogs on sashing has helped you look at all the options out there for sashing. Hey Everyone, welcome back to Technique Tuesday on Wednesday. The cornerstones can be solid pieces of fabric, or they can be pieced, like tiny quilt blocks. Quilters have been no different. The first thing to consider is that the quilt’s border(s) will change. Then 5 divided by 4 = 1 ¼ inches. Row 8: Thirteen blocks, a triangle unit C1 on the right and a triangle unit C2 on the left. Press seam allowances towards the sashing strips. For this project she chose "Stiletto" Charm Packs by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics. Quilts, Quips, and other Nearsighted Adventures. When you sash blocks on point, itâs the same process as if you were sashing quilt blocks into rows, except that you will also need some triangles at the ends to make the quilt top square. It’s also wide enough that some serious quilting can go on in those sashing strips to enhance your quilt block. Farmer's Wife Block with sashing. 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. In geometry, it’s a bit different as the Greek letter pi represents the golden ratio. Sara demonstrates how to do this while keeping an accurate quarter inch seam allowance outside of the points on a churn dash block. Row 13: Five blocks, a triangle unit C1 on the right and a triangle unit A on the left. (email@example.com). When we pull out the sashing and look closely at it, the sashing actually is a quilt block. Follow these tips for smooth sewing! 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. Setting Triangles: Sashing and Attaching . 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. That is the largest size sashing that would still look good with your blocks. Quilt designers: Janet Nesbitt and Pam Soliday from The Buggy Barn. I am looking forward to try the ‘sashing and cornerstones are also pieced blocks’ method. 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. A quilt with blocks set on the diagonal can have a 3-D quality when you add sashing in two contrasting colors around all the squares to give them depth. 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