It’s the little extra steps like these that really make a quilt top not only sing but sing in harmony! Then repeat on the opposite side of the block with the other setting triangle. The corner setting triangles (the purple ones in the illustration above) are also cut so the bias is on the inside and the straight of grain is along the edges, but since they include a … Row 15: One block, a triangle unit C1 on the right and a triangle unit A on the left, plus the small triangle Unit D on the lower right. For this project she chose "Stiletto" Charm Packs by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics. I also love quilts that are “on point” – meaning the blocks are placed on one of the points, like a diamond, rather that straight . Setting Triangles: Sashing and Attaching . Let me also say here that numbers don’t lie, and you should do the math if there are any doubts. 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. Finished block size times 1.414; Add 1-1/4" to this result for seam allowance; Round up to the nearest 1/8" (because you'll use a rotary ruler) Each square gives you two side setting triangles AND one for both the top and bottom. Your sashing can fall anywhere within these two measurements and it will look wonderful. June Taylor Shape Cut Pro ruler 7. The number of patches you cut depends on the number of blocks you use in your quilt. 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. Step 7: Next I like to start by sewing the horizontal sashing strips together like shown. The sashing is considered to be part of the block when calculating the side and corner triangles. All about things I have made, plan to make, and dream of making. Now add ½-inch for a seam allowance and the width of the sashing should be cut is 1 ¾ – inches. Sashing Setting Triangles. That seems large, especially to folks like me who prefer skinny sashing. Continue assembling the rows of blocks and long sashing strips and setting squares until you have completed the entire quilt. Row 10: Eleven blocks, a triangle unit C1 on the right and a triangle unit A on the left. The formula for this is: Size of the finished on-point block times 1.414, then add 1 1/4 inches. However I have one question. The wider sashing also gives the illusion that the blocks are kind of floating. The cornerstones can be solid pieces of fabric, or they can be pieced, like tiny quilt blocks. because there is generally always the other hand. How many sashings , corner-stones or setting triangles does this Quilter need for these kind of layouts? You know the blocks will finish to 8-inches once the sashing is sewed on. Last week we began a discussion on sashing – the strips of fabric between the blocks and rows of a quilt. For the sake of this illustration, let’s push the sashing width to three inches. We finished our quilt blocks and I know you've been spending a lot of time admiring your blocks, but it's time to get down to the assembly. Cut 31 sashing strips 2″ x 7½â€ Place the sashing strips between the blocks on your design wall. However, if you’re just starting out, there’s this little equation called The Golden Ratio you may want to brush up on. And second, I think it’s beyond creative what you’re making with your mask scraps! 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. The sashing is pieced so that it makes a secondary small star as the cornerstone. The Bud Bouquet block is a simple 9 patch made out of half square triangles. Ecee Read, Brantford, Ontario, Canada Ecee@Rogers.com. Jenny Doan demonstrates how to make an adorable bud bouquet quilt using 5 inch squares of precut fabric. Row 9: Thirteen blocks, a triangle unit C1 on the right and a triangle unit D on the left. You may just want to set the blocks in rows with sashing and move on. In my opinion, the blocks lose their effectiveness with a wider width of sashing. If you’ve purchased the blocks with the goal of setting them in a top for a charity cause or a child’s play quilt, you may not want to go through all the trouble of piecing the sashing and cornerstones. 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…. In this case, you would take the finished size of the block (8-inches) and multiply it by it by roughly half the golden ratio – 8 x .618 = 5 inches. 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. For each block, you'll attach one sashing strip along one side, then attach a sashing strip with one post attached to an adjacent side (see image below). The first method is to multiply the block size by 1.414235, and then round. Is there anyway I could get a couple of pictures? Repeat to assemble all rows of quilt blocks. 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. On-Point Sashing Chart! Step 1: Line up the 90° angle of the left setting triangle with the corner of the block and pin in place. In my opinion, this little quilt is just wonderful. This BOM features 8 quilt blocks set on point, with sashing and outer borders. A: Six of the large triangles will have no sashing added; these will be used along the bottom edge of the quilt. She then shows how to add sashing to the quilt block and how to add sashing with cornerstones to the block. Then 5 divided by 4 = 1 ¼ inches. Block Setting Options. Row 13: Five blocks, a triangle unit C1 on the right and a triangle unit A on the left. F: One of the small triangles will have a sashing strip that has two corner posts attached at either end. If the lengths match exactly, that's excellent. Sashing can consist of plain fabric strips or pieced strips, and you’ll find it in both straight and on-point quilt settings. For the strip with the stone, I would have cut a 2 1/2″ WOF and a 14 1/2″ WOF and sewed them together. When we pull out the sashing and look closely at it, the sashing actually is a quilt block. A quilt with blocks set on the diagonal can have a 3-D quality when you add sashing in two contrasting colors around all the squares to give them depth. The diagonal lines are a little more dynamic and visually interesting. This unit will be used on the upper left corner of the quilt. I hope that the two blogs on sashing has helped you look at all the options out there for sashing. Three strips of fabric form the vertical sashing and some of the cornerstones are tiny nine-patches that work with the pieced sashing to form a secondary pattern on the quilt. The longer you quilt, the more your personal preferences will come into play. The side and corner triangles need to be cut using the same calculations above, only we now add the sashing measurement to the block measurement as one unit. Using a small ruler, position its edge along the short sashing strip (between the blocks) and mark the edge of the long sashing strip on both seams. It is also called the golden mean. You'll need as many squares as there are spaces on the longest side of your quilt. It can run across an entire quilt top as one piece, or be sewn into rows with sashing squares located at the corners of each block. So…where do you start when you have a stack of blocks you’re not sure what to do with? You can set the quilt blocks on point by doing it block by block. These triangle sashings can be a great place for some fun and crazy quilt fabric, or maybe keep it a background color to calm the quilt down. Row 11: Nine blocks, a triangle unit C1 on the right and a triangle unit A on the left. This is such a great informative article and I learned a lot! Sometime paired with second, darker colored fabric, the blocks will even appear to have a shadow. Row 14: Three blocks, a triangle unit C1 on the right and a triangle unit A on the left. But what would happen if we used a wider sashing? E: One of the small triangles will have one sashing strip added, with the corner post attached; this will be used on the upper right corner of the quilt. Follow these tips for smooth sewing! Please let me know what you decide and send me a picture if you don’t mind. In this case, you would take the finished size of the block (8-inches) and multiply it by it by roughly half the golden ratio – 8 x .618 = 5 inches. 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. Yesterday I was up at Thimbles & Things in Orillia teaching my Animal Party quilt. What a wonderful idea! I think sewing the sashing by block makes for a more stable and accurate quilt. Sara demonstrates how to do this while keeping an accurate quarter inch seam allowance outside of the points on a churn dash block. 111 blocks that have sashing added to the bottom edges and a corner post at the bottom-most point, 28 large triangles, some with sashing strips attached, 4 small triangles, some with sashing strips attached. I’m not sure I know what you mean about the sashing on the back? However, if it’s wider than 3 ¼-inches or narrower that 1 ¼-inches, it will look out of proportion. This does not mean your sashing is 13-inches wide. Then 5 divided by 4 = 1 ¼ inches. Carefully align the ends of sashing strips to the ends of each block they're being sewn to. I also hope you decide to “spice” your next quilt top’s sashing up a little with some pieced sashing and cornerstones. This design choice would entirely up to you. The Valley Square block tutorial gives directions to make 9", 13½" and 18" finished blocks. If you’ve ever been intimidated to try making a quilt on point, let me help you get over that. Row 7: Thirteen blocks, a triangle unit E on the right and a triangle unit C2 on the left. The blocks will fit nicely into the open spaces between the sashing. This is very clever and shows some advanced quilting techniques. Nov 9, 2018 - Explore Sharon Morris's board "Quilts/on point", followed by 861 people on Pinterest. The first thing to consider is that the quilt’s border(s) will change. It really would depend on how I wanted my quilt to look and how much more additional time I wanted to spend on it. Next question:  What are cornerstones? I sew the vertical ones in between the quilt blocks to create a horizontal row. Sashing can range very simple to very complex and opens a new world of … To add the sashing and cornerstones you'll need additional patches. 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. This technique is used in many other quilt examples, such as pitchers for Tildy's cabin quilt or the floating nine patch quilt. Easier Than You Think and Only a Little Math! They are squares the same size as the width of the vertical sashing. No color runs through the blocks. ... Quilt tops with blocks set diagonally, or on point, can be a bit more challenging to piece than straight-set blocks. Quilt designers: Janet Nesbitt and Pam Soliday from The Buggy Barn. You truly are a good person. They are pieced into the horizontal sashing to meet up with the corners of the blocks. Step 2: Stitch with a 1/4″ seam. So, what happens when you play around with sashing? Sewing them onto your quilt. It forms the top part of the next row of blocks. If I am making a quilt with rows, I like skinny sashing better than wider sashing most of the time. B: Six of the large triangles will have two sashing strips added, both with the corner post attached; these will be used along the top edge of the quilt. You could either make those out of your mask scraps or pick another constant color (such as blue or red, etc) to make those out of. This week we’re going to take it a bit further and talk about how wide to make the sashing, how sashing affects the overall look of a quilt, and how to pull off some really impressive sashing tricks. You can add that additional square before or after you sew the sashing strip to the triangle, it does not make a difference. My 8 3/8″ blocks are made of scraps left over from the over 1000 Covid masks I made. Sew a long row of sashing strips and setting squares you just completed to a horizontal row of blocks. For example: If your block is 12 1/2″ square, you multiply 12.5 x 1.414235 = 17.6779, and round to 17 3/4″. 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. No pattern whatsoever. I am looking forward to try the ‘sashing and cornerstones are also pieced blocks’ method. As we were putting the blocks up the regular way, Susan said they would be gorgeous on point!! And the sashing is pieced! Row 4: Seven blocks, a triangle unit B on the right and a triangle unit C2 on the left. Quilters have been no different. Sew sashing units vertically between each quilt block in each row, and to the ends of rows if you've chosen that look. Eight will have the strip added to one side of the triangle and the other eight will have the strip added to the other side of the triangle. Your four setting triangles are all cut. To square it up to fit the quilt, you will sash 4 setting triangles and sew them onto the sides of this Center Medallion. 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. Remember this little quilt that we talked about earlier this year? Press seam allowances towards the sashing strips. When you sash blocks on point, it’s the same process as if you were sashing quilt blocks into rows, except that you will also need some triangles at the ends to make the quilt top square. Quilters Slidelock 6. Fit for a Queen’s centerpiece is Scroll & Fan, Medallion III set on point. Now I know what you’re asking. (sherriquiltsalot@gmail.com). See more ideas about quilts, quilt patterns, quilt blocks. Except what if you’re like me, and you’re not a fan of wide sashing? Hey Everyone, welcome back to Technique Tuesday on Wednesday. Not only is it set on-point, it uses sashing as well as setting triangles. Now what? Scrap quilts or quilts made from orphan blocks (blocks left-over from other quilts, blocks “gifted” to you from friends that decided they didn’t like them or didn’t want to finish a quilt, or other random quilt blocks) often look best with wider sashing. The number is irrational as it goes on forever, never ending. Pieced cornerstones are not only a great way to pull the colors together in the quilt, but they are also a great way to use up left-over scraps. If I did decide to use a wider sashing with this quilt to show off my long arming chops, I would use cornerstones to keep the quilt top pulled together. I love On-Point quilts! However, I do realize that that not everyone likes narrow sashing and not all quilts look good with skinny sashing. Let me also say here that numbers don’t lie, and you should do the math if there are any doubts. 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). The sashing is considered to be part of the block when calculating the side and corner triangles. Having those blocks pivot on point allows you a triangle shape sashing that enlarges the original quilt block. The limited color palate is no longer as appealing as it was with the narrower sashing. They are essentially pieces of a crazy quilt. The cornerstones would dress it up a bit, and you could even piece them out of your scraps. In geometry, it’s a bit different as the Greek letter pi represents the golden ratio. The real magic happens when we add sashing and cornerstones and set our blocks on point with big setting corners. Quilters sometimes opt to sew partial quilt blocks to use as setting and corner triangles. First of all, let me commend you from the bottom of my heart for making so many masks! The edges of the blocks are all on the bias, so cutting the sashing on the lengthwise (less stretchy) grain will help to stabilize the blocks. At this point, I would consider 2 1/2-inch cornerstones. Here is my sashing layout. Goose in the Pond Block - Blue & White Sampler, La Passacaglia Quilt: Ten Rounds Complete. She has them on her website, as well as detailed instructions on how to use them. This method is good if you want to alternate on point blocks with square blocks like in this post! It’s a sweet quilt top that uses two or three colors well and the narrow sashing shows this off very effectively. My First Quilt | Sara Gallegos | Runtime (10 min) Before you add sashing and cornerstones to your pieced quilt blocks, you need to square them up. Row 3: Five blocks, a triangle unit B on the right and a triangle unit C2 on the left. Add ½-inch to that for seam allowances you could cut your sashing strips up to 3 ¾ -inches wide. So you'll need a collection of plain strips and a collection of strips with the post attached. And this opens up all kinds of possibilities for your quilt. The one I’m working on now has 72 blocks set 6 X 7. My favorite excuse for using wide sashing is this:  The sashing strips can become blocks themselves. Olfa 60mm rotary cutter 4. You can check the latest prices at Amazon by clicking on the links below: 1. For example, the sashing would have a light-color rectangle the width of the quilt block sewn right next to it on one side, followed by a dark one on the perpendicular side. My life as a quilter, mother, mother-in-law, wife, CFO…you get the picture…. These are the cutting charts for those alternatives. After you sew a long sashing strip to the top or bottom of a row, draw registration lines on the unsewn edge of the long sashing strip. 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