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    Default Working on sashing -- Need a question answered.

    I working on sashing a D4P. I have 25 16.5" blocks. I'm using a dark color with a gold corner piece to sash them. I put the side sashing on all my squares. I started out putting the blocks together in rows. Then I made a long sash with the corner squares that was wide enough to go the length of the row. I'm having trouble with the corners nesting. Seems I have either just a little too much material or not quite enough and the seams don't nest.

    I was sitting there this morning and decided I could add the sashing onto the blocks on three sides and then sew the blocks together into rows. Do you think I will run into problems later going this way? I tried one block and it seems much easier and the corner seams nested perfectly. I know I'll have to be careful when I sew the rows together to assemble the top.

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    Default Re: Working on sashing -- Need a question answered.

    I wish I could help, but I'm fairly new and haven't done sashing yet - I will be watching for more seasoned answers because I know it will be helpful in the future!

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    Default Re: Working on sashing -- Need a question answered.

    I think you are on the right track. It is much easier to get things to line up if you are working in smaller sections.
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    Default Re: Working on sashing -- Need a question answered.

    This might help Adding Sashing The Easy Way



    Lorie

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    Default Re: Working on sashing -- Need a question answered.

    Bob, is this what you're talking about? Adding Sashing The Easy Way

    like minds Lori.....we're typing at the same time!

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    Default Re: Working on sashing -- Need a question answered.

    Lorie and Sharyn, thanks so much. I'm doing what the help link suggested, after trying to put a full row of sashing across a complete row of the blocks. It lines up so much better. I'm going to rip out the strip I put together and start with this method.

    I love the forums, it is so nice to have a source for help and info with such easy access.

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    Default Re: Working on sashing -- Need a question answered.

    You can also check out the quilting gourmet...she has a video explaining a simpler way to sash that is similiar to the method listed above but in video format if visual is easier for you!

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    Default Re: Working on sashing -- Need a question answered.

    I think you have figured it out. When putting on the sashing it goes a lot better it you put the sashing on each block. On the top row it looks like a C , sew the top ,Lt. Side and bottom, the next block and all the rest Lt. Side and Bottom, the last block on the row will be Lt. side Bottom and Rt. side of block. This method makes it easy to make any adjustments going block by block. I had to learn this the same way you have, the hard way. lol
    Lynn R

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