ARRTI Sashing Tutorial

 A Ribbon Runs Through It Sashing Tutorial

The sashing for the quilt looks much more complex than it is.  Just follow the step-by-step tutorial and you will be well on your way to the creating of this wonderful, and different sashing.

You will begin by making half-square triangles (8) at a time just as you've been making for the blocks.

Begin with pieces A and C.

Place right sides together and mark using a 1/4" ruler.  Or, if you don't have a 1/4" ruler draw a line from corner to corner and stitch 1/4" on each side of the drawn line.


Now make a vertical cut.

Then a horizontal cut.

Then make a diagonal cut.

Then another diagonal cut.

You will then have (8) HST (half-square triangles).

A little tipsy here.  Turn all of the HST so you see the red fabric on the top.  You will ALWAYS be pressing toward the red fabric.

Trim to the size stated on page 23.

Now slide piece B underneath the HST, right sides together and you will be making the Y-square.

Mark the stitching lines.

Stitch directly on the marked lines.

Cut apart between the lines.

Press toward piece B.  You will have two separate piles of Y-squares.


Trimmed Y-squares.

Work with one pile at a time to make the sashing.

Use (6) Y-squares to make one sashing section.

The other pile of Y-squares will make a unit that looks like this.

Pin (6) units together.

I use a wooly pressing bar and press the seams open.  This pressing bar is one of my new favorite tools.

The sashing units will look like this. See the difference between the two units?

Now sew on the frame, and you are good to go.  Follow the orientation of the sashing units on page 27 when you sew the sashing and blocks together.



  1. When will you be posting the triangle blocks tutorial?

  2. Am I correct in assuming that I can leave my HSTs at the whole number instead of the 7/8 number, cutting my B pieces at the whole number as well and then just trimming at the end?

    1. Give it a try and see how it turns out for you. I would rather stick to the 7/8" as trimming at the end could get a bit tricky.

  3. I amm all caught up! Just finished all the sashings!

  4. When will Block 9 be on your website?