Friday, 31 May 2013
Hints and Tips 10- Quilt as You Go Method 3
Trim your quilted blocks to the desired size as in the previous two tutorials.
Cut 3 ½ inch wide sashing strips for the front of the quilt.
Lay your two quilted blocks side by side, right sides up.
Take your first block and sashing strip. With right sides together place the unfolded edge on the RHS of the block as shown. Match raw edges and pin in place.
Stitch. This seam will be 1 inch wide.
Flip the LHS block over on top of the RHS block, right sides together exposing the seam . Stitch this seam in a similar fashion to the previous one.
To make the sashings for the back you can either choose a decorative fabric or one that matches your backing.
The back sashings are cut at 3 inches in width and are pressed in the same manner.
It should fit very well if you have trimmed your blocks well and been accurate with your seam allowances on your front sashings.
Move the needle over to the right/ or left depending on which side you are stitching and using the edge of your foot as a guide against the previous stitching line on the right/left stitch the length of the sashing. Check that you have the needle in the right position before you sew too far along.
Move the needle to the opposite position and sew along the remaining side of the sashing if you wish to sew them all in the one direction or just turn your block up the other way to do the remaining side.