Can you believe my Victorian Modern quilt top is practically finished? We are flying right through this project! If you are stumbling across this project randomly click HERE to start watching from the beginning of the series. You can join this quilt along whenever you want! The videos will be posted indefinitely to my channel so you can make this quilt at your own pace.
This week I’m talking to you about how to make and attach sashing strips and cornerstones to frame out each quilt block. I especially enjoy this technique because it’s a quick and easy way to add a little more size to your finished quilt top without much extra work!
|Blocks and sashing on design wall.|
The technique I use to attach my sashing strips and cornerstones is a great way to ensure you get sharp points at all the intersections. Instead of sewing together a long row of sashing and cornerstones this technique requires you to sew strips and cornerstones to individual blocks and then sew it all together. This is great for a few reasons:
1) minimizes the amount of intersections you need to match up in one seam.
2) allows you to sew fewer units at a time when putting it all together.
3) makes sewing up the quilt top more manageable especially for beginners
4) minimizes the length of each seam you need to sew. The shorter the seams you sew the better
your chances are of matching everything up just right.
|Placing sashing strips on design wall.|
If you’ve never added sashing to a quilt consider it! It’s fun, easy and a GREAT way to use up any random leftover blocks you have from other projects. Sashing is great for scrappy quilt blocks and sampler quilts.