what is the width of the dear jane sashing, please? My life as a quilter, mother, mother-in-law, wife, CFO…you get the picture…. Go with what looks good to you). Except what if you’re like me, and you’re not a fan of wide sashing? If necessary, trim the sashing strip so the row of stars fits perfectly with the sewn strips. Set that issue aside and let’s just zero in on the sashing. These high-efficiency units measure 45 1/8 to 45 3/8 inches high and 27 5/8 to 29 inches deep. Let me also say here that numbers don’t lie, and you should do the math if there are any doubts. That seems large, especially to folks like me who prefer skinny sashing. I would probably go with the 1.5" if you are making a more traditional quilt. I would use 2 1/2 inch strips or 1 1/2 inch strips. I think that’s a good general guideline for balance. 3 3 3 3 4 Finishing Make a quilt sandwich with your quilt top, batting and backing fabric and quilt as desired. But if I must sash, I tend to lean towards narrow sashing, one-inch wide, unfinished, so it sets at ½-inch. Let me also say here that numbers don’t lie, and you should do the math if there are any doubts. We’ll start with adding the vertical strips. Next question: What are cornerstones? 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. How to Cut Setting and Corner Triangles for On-Point Quilts As you know, we have been working on our Little Playmates Quilt. However, if it’s wider than 3 ¼-inches or narrower that 1 ¼-inches, it will look out of proportion. 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. 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). Make your pieces as large or as small as you like. 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. I usually go by sashing large enough to go with my blocks but not overwhelm them. From Fabric 1, for the horizontal sashing cut eight strips 31¼in (79.4cm) wide x 2in (5.1cm) high. I know a lot of quilters like precut fabric, and charm packs are 5” squares. sashing, if I choose. Love how complex that makes a quilt lool. Reply Subscribe . The cornerstones would dress it up a bit, and you could even piece them out of your scraps. Lay out a block with different sashing widths & see what appeals to you. Sometimes the print or color of the sashing dictates a wider or narrower cut. Gutermann Sew All thread 8. 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…. They are pieced into the horizontal sashing to meet up with the corners of the blocks. Therefore, your setting squares would be 3 inches square when finished. Last week we began a discussion on sashing – the strips of fabric between the blocks and rows of a quilt. Oliso Iron 5. Page 1 of 12. I am a beginner and that helped me a lot. You will need an additional 12 inches to span the width of the sashing strips. Bigger 4.6 cubic feet capacity and 45 inches high washing machines might weight as much as 150 – 180 pounds (68 – 82 kilograms). 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. I'm planning on a 3" border on all sides in addition. Sashing Width and Length . See more ideas about quilt border, quilts, patchwork quilts. And this opens up all kinds of possibilities for your quilt. Don’t just guess though. 2. 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. No pattern whatsoever. You can stitch the plain border with squared corners or with mitered corners, depending on your expertise. I hope that the two blogs on sashing has helped you look at all the options out there for sashing. 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. 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. Skip the border (for now) and just think about the strips in the quilt’s interior. The longer you quilt, the more your personal preferences will come into play. 1. 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. Work with sashing that finishes at one-fourth of the block's width, or less. If you go with the Golden Ratio, your sashing could be 1.5" or 2.25". The cornerstones can be solid pieces of fabric, or they can be pieced, like tiny quilt blocks. At this point, I would consider 2 1/2-inch cornerstones. Click here to post comments. However, the process can be applied to any size quilt. It is also called the golden mean. Remember this little quilt that we talked about earlier this year? Press it onto the wrong side of the sashing and border fabrics. My 8 3/8″ blocks are made of scraps left over from the over 1000 Covid masks I made. The Layout Library has some layouts with long sashing. Sashing strips are rectangles of fabrics placed between your blocks, sometimes with the addition of squares or cornerstones where the different strips meet. My personal favorite cornerstone pattern is a nine-patch block. There are 4 vertical strips. Join Date: Jul 2010. Additionally, it will calculate how much yardage you will need if you wish to incorporate cornerstones. You need 2 strips @ (63″ x 2″) – To get strips long enough to measure 63″ you will need to cut 3 x 1″ strips across the width of the fabric. If you go with the Golden Ratio, your sashing could be 1.5" or 2.25". You should have (16) sashing units left. Refer to the diagram on page 5 if needed. Take a look at this quilt top: This is a pattern I came up with using Electric Quilt 8. When is narrow sashing more effective than the wider kind? It needs to be twin size. Layer cakes are 10” squares, which can easily be cut down the middle both directions to make 5” squares. They will either need to be larger or smaller than the pattern calls for. Sometime paired with second, darker colored fabric, the blocks will even appear to have a shadow. Thank you! 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. 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. Quilts often have multiple borders. Stackable washer/dryer has equal width and depth in order to allow usually the dryer to fit proportionally over the washer. So, what happens when you play around with sashing? You can choose an accent color from one of your prints, or choose a pretty print sashing to accent solid colors in your blocks. 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. Creative Grids Ruler 8½” x 24½” 2. You can check the latest prices at Amazon by clicking on the links below: 1. Now the length. Now add ½-inch for a seam allowance and the width of the sashing should be cut is 1 ¾ – inches. Ecee Read, Brantford, Ontario, Canada Ecee@Rogers.com. Compact 18”W x 30”H x 17”D top load washer will weigh about 45 lbs (20 kg). Sashing doesn’t have to be an even width all over the quilt top, a modern quilt may have different widths across the quilt. My favorite excuse for using wide sashing is this: The sashing strips can become blocks themselves. They appear on the outside edges of the quilt. My block size is finished 12″ so using the golden theory my top sashing would be 2-1/2″. I miscalculated my sashing requirements and after adding sashing to one side of all my blocks I realize I do not have enough to do the vertical rows. (firstname.lastname@example.org). I also hope you decide to “spice” your next quilt top’s sashing up a little with some pieced sashing and cornerstones. The first thing to consider is that the quilt’s border(s) will change. I would probably go with the 1.5" if you are making a more traditional quilt. Quilters have been no different. This design choice would entirely up to you. June Taylor Shape Cut Pro ruler 7. In this case it ends up being 9 blocks exactly. 11 > Last » Thread Tools 01-18-2011, 09:00 PM #1 Nolee. This version is made from 5” squares. Quilt sashings can be narrow or wide, ranging in any width desired from 1” finished (or even smaller for mini quilts) to several inches in width. This is such a great informative article and I learned a lot! Add 36 plus 12 for a total of 48 inches. The piecing has to be very precise in order for the rows to look correct. There are three squares along the horizontal axis of the quilt. Affiliate commissions allow us to continue to provide interesting and helpful content for our readers. From the Christmas print cut 1 strip of sashing 1 ¼” wide by the width of the fabric Quilts, Quips, and other Nearsighted Adventures. Then 5 divided by 4 = 1 ¼ inches. Click the Layout tab. That is a decently wide sashing that can deal with pieced or non-pieced cornerstones. For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts, Offline Events, Announcements, Discussions. Multiply 3 by 4. It forms the top part of the next row of blocks. No color runs through the blocks. Sashing can be a bit of an optical illusion. 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. Not only is it set on-point, it uses sashing as well as setting triangles. Expect a width of 27 to 27 9/16 inches on top-loading washers that lack an agitator. My blocks are 9.5"- What sashing width is nice to the eye. If the blocks are similar – either the same pattern or similar patterns – and your color palette is limited (my rule of thimble is three or less), a narrow sashing works well to unify the quilt. In this episode, Mary will alleviate your fear of adding sashing to your quilts. 3.5" NUMBER OF BORDERS: Borders are the strips of fabric that are added after the blocks (and sashings) are put together. On the Quilt worktable click QUILT > New Quilt > Horizontal Strip Quilt (or Vertical Strip quilt). It’s also wide enough that some serious quilting can go on in those sashing strips to enhance your quilt block. strips across the width of the fabric. Supplies: T-shirts, jerseys, sweat shirts and just about any kind of clothing you would like … Add a border. because there is generally always the other hand. They are essentially pieces of a crazy quilt. Sew a nine patch to one side of (12) of the sashing units. The cutting directions in the pattern include some borders. In geometry, it’s a bit different as the Greek letter pi represents the golden ratio. However I have one question. But, typically, you’ll see sizes around 60cm (width) x 60cm (depth) x 85cm (height). No rule of thumb, anything up to about half the width of the block looks ok. Some tutorials for borders here, too. Quilters Slidelock 6. What a wonderful idea! Sashing is a great way to add length and width to your quilt without going through the extra effort of making additional quilt blocks. 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. Now that you know how to do sashing, the possibilities for design with your quilts opens up to new dimensions of creativity. Add 36 plus 12 for a total of 48 inches. Now I know what you’re asking. If none of these are exactly what you want, then you can design your own layout. 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. 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. It all just depends on the look you're going for (and of course, if you prefer some other measurement for your sashing, there's nothing wrong with that; art is all about innovation and experimentation! 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. In my opinion, the blocks lose their effectiveness with a wider width of sashing. (If your width of fabric is less than 42”, you will only be able to get three sets from this. For Strip 1: Under Select a strip style, choose Spaced Squares. Thread Starter . 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. That is the largest size sashing that would still look good with your blocks. Sew these strips together in pairs, to make four long strips 62in x 2in (157.5cm x 5.1cm). It appears that each block is individually framed by the sashing but in reality, you add the sashing as you piece your quilt top. I am looking forward to try the ‘sashing and cornerstones are also pieced blocks’ method. Piecing a Quilt With Sashing . SASHING WIDTH: Sashings are strips of fabric that separate the quilt blocks from one another. And second, I think it’s beyond creative what you’re making with your mask scraps! A lattice quilt can be made with any size of square, and any width of sashing. First of all, let me commend you from the bottom of my heart for making so many masks! You will have one nine patch left over. Super Member. In my opinion, this little quilt is just wonderful. These are small pieces, and the piecing must be very accurate in order for the sashing to look right. What about the sashing on the back what size would I make that and how do i calculate it. Sashing can unify or frame your blocks or add a new design element to the quilt. To be honest, as I mentioned last week, my favorite way to set quilt blocks is on point with setting triangles. What ideas do you have for using a different or similar color in the vertical? 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. Your sashing can fall anywhere within these two measurements and it will look wonderful. 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. Now add ½-inch for a seam allowance and the width of the sashing should be cut is 1 ¾ – inches. Divide the total width of the fabric by the cut width (5 inches) of your sashing. 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. 3 Assemble the quilt blocks and sashing strips into three rows as shown above. The finished quilt top should measure 20 ½” x 24 ½”. 4 Cut the backing fabric across the width into two pieces. This does not mean your sashing is 13-inches wide. But it will be perfect for a Quilt of Valor.Those are beautiful stars! But I didn’t start out with those likes and dislikes. 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. And the sashing is pieced! You may just want to set the blocks in rows with sashing and move on. It’s simply wonderful planning and works so well with the quilt. The first thing you do is multiply 8 x 1.618 and get 13. 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. Olfa 60mm rotary cutter 4. I am planning a quilt with 6" blocks, and I would like to use sashing between the blocks. Or frame your blocks or add a New design element to the quilt around sashing! 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