As requested, the instructions for my Quilt As You Go, using wider sashings.
INSTRUCTIONS for a 2 INCH SASHING.
- For the top sashing (the one you want to see), cut your fabric into 2 and 3/4 inch wide strips.
- For the back sashing cut your fabric into 5 and a half inch wide strips.
- Fold the back sashing in half width ways, and press with iron.
- Lay your back sashing down, then lay quilted block on top (the BACK of the block), matching the cut edges together, then lay the top sashing onto the quilted block (right sides together) ... again getting all the edges even.
- Stitch a 3/8th INCH SEAM.
ABOVE: once stitched, it should look like this.
- Flip out the front sashing, press.
ABOVE: Front with sashing pressed, ready to attach to the second quilted block.
-Lay 2nd quilted block on top of front sashing, right sides together. Stitch them together. Press the seams.
ABOVE: this is how the two blocks should look joined at this point, from the back. Note the back sashing is still flipped over and double thick, the fold is on the right in photo.
ABOVE: this is how the front will look.
- Cut strips of Vliesofix AND batting into 1 and a 1/4 inch widths.
ABOVE: Now lay strips of VLIESOFIX in the 'gap', iron to get it to stay there. Peel off the paper.
ABOVE: now lay your batting in the 'gap' as well, on top of the Vliesofix. Pin it on, flip it over and using an iron press to get the batting to stick to the Vliesofix. Don't hold the iron on for too long or you will melt the batting!
(I did it a couple of times, bugger!)
ABOVE: now you bring the back sashing over and cover the batting/vliesofix in the 'gap'. Iron/press in place.
ABOVE: like this. Sew the back sashing down, running the stitching as close to the edge as you can without going off it.
- Press, flip over and sew a 1/4 inch seam on the front...
ABOVE: like this.
-Lastly, quilt the sashing however you like. I just sewed a decorative stitch down the middle.
I hope that helped you Cheryl.
I know that now I've done this 'Tutorial' I will never forget how to do it!
If you want an even thicker sashing, you will have to work out the widths yourself!
It took me ages to get a 2 inch sashing worked out.
Right... back to 'normal' blogging. *smiles*
It's a glorious day and I am determined not to waste it.
I am going to suggest to Stew we go to the beach again. It's a perfect day for the beach!
If that isn't a go, I shall stay home and sew some more.
I'm THRILLED to see the quilt take shape. The next exciting stage will be making the borders.
Oh almost forgot! My sister is arriving back this afternoon. So if we go to the beach we will need to be home mid-afternoon.
The beach is a 'NO'. We have to do a few jobs out of the house and still get home in time for Lacy arriving back from Tauranga, and Kelly, Rena and Lorraine arriving from Hamilton.
Oh well... it was a nice thought.
I shall get onto deciding what sort of borders I want for my quilt.
CHERYL: I shall be attaching the borders exactly the same way I have been joining the rows.
Kelly, Rena and Lorraine have been here for a while, they helped me with trying to decide how to do the borders of me quilt.
We came up with two viable options, with one looking more likely than the other:
ABOVE: option one, pretend there's a blue strip along the bottom....
ABOVE: and this one, minus the white at the bottom probably. This one is the one I'm leaning towards more than the other one.
End of Day: a long, hot day. Hope we get some sleep tonight. Miss Keera is not settling down tonight for some reason. Oh Yaaaa. Oh and I've changed me mind about the border... something I was bound to do given enough time to ponder it!
My latest idea will be revealed tomorrow.