Fold the long sashing strip up onto block row. Next I need to add the 16 1/2" black sashing strips to my blocks. Lay on of the 1.25″ squares on a corner of the sashing strip, as shown below. Repeat with the other corners. Whether you're working with strips of 12"-15" in length or working with a 42" strip, here's the deal. Step 7: Next I like to start by sewing the horizontal sashing strips together like shown. If you pressed incorrectly when cutting the sashing strips, you can re-press them now, before adding the Four Patches. Open and press. Sew a Style Y sashing unit to the other side of the Four Once my sashing strips are attached to the blocks, I sew the blocks into a row. If your fabric measured 53" or wider from selvedge to selvedge, follow my plan to cut 22 strips total. Sew each of the squares on the end of each sashing strip on diagonally. When you're sewing a lot of strips together, it always matters the directions you're sewing. Make 24. Then I sew together the next three rows. + A Make 24 fabric B Style Y fabric A 2. With right sides together, position next block row on long sashing strip, aligning seams with pins. I sew the vertical ones in between the quilt blocks to create a horizontal row. Sashing strips are rectangles of fabrics placed between your blocks, sometimes with the addition of squares or cornerstones where the different strips meet. The more strips you have, the more things start to curve at one end. Although squares can be connected directly to eachother, sashing adds an elegant touch to a quilt. Then assemble the rows together like normal, and voila! Press toward the sashing strip. Add sashing strips between the blocks to frame the designs. I will need four for each row, or a total of 16 sashing strips for this section. Gorgeous and easy! 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. Making the Sashing Strips To create the sashing strips with the post attached, it's easier to do this by first sewing a long 1 1/4 inch wide strip of corner post fabric to a long 6 1/2 inch wide strip of sashing fabric, then slice that into 1 1/4 inch strips. 1. Re-pin through both layers. The blocks will fit nicely into the open spaces between the sashing. Sew a Four Patch unit to a Style Y sashing strip, orienting the Four Patch unit as shown. Pinning only through long sashing strip, insert pins at raw edge to mark seam lines of each short sashing strip. Arrange them into a 3 x 4 layout and sew them together. Now, lay everything out together. Sorry I … Open the long sashing strip. The width and color of the sashing strips is determined by the quilter. You have mini-star sashing! 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