Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Tuesday Tutorial – Mile a Minute Quilt – Step 5

Sashing Part 2

From your cornerstone fabric (or scraps) cut 63 – 1 ½ inch squares.

Sew the remaining 6 ½” X 1 ½” sashing strips (left from last week) into nine rows which will consist of 8 sashing strips alternating with the 1 ½” cornerstones (scroll down to third picture).  I like to chain piece a cornerstone to each sashing piece until I run out of cornerstones. 

Chain piecing
Press toward the sashing (away from the cornerstone), this will help when we sew the rows together.  

Press toward sashing
Your rows should begin and end with a sashing strip.  You should have 9 rows of sashing/cornerstone strips.

Sashing strips with cornerstones 
 Sew one of your sashing/cornerstone strips to the bottom of the first 8 of your Mile a Minute rows from last week.  To help keep corners matching I pinned at the intersection of each cornerstone.

Help keep corners tidy by pinning intersections

Sashing sewn to bottom of each row
 Sew your ten rows of Mile a Minute blocks together, with a sashing/cornerstone strip between each row.

Sewing rows together
Isn’t this starting to look pretty?  And another quilt top nearly finished, how exciting!

Sashing and Cornerstones
How’s everyone doing, another quilt nearly finished?  I’d love to hear from you.

That’s it for this week, next week we should be adding a sashing border and the main border.

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