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.


Stitch.

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.


Trim.

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.

Soon,
Lynn

24 comments:

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

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  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?

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    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.

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

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  4. When will Block 9 be on your website?

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    1. I hadn't planned on doing a tutorial for month 9. The block is very simple. Just follow the directions in the pattern and use your block layout sheet.

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    2. Clarification on trimming those triangles would be appreciated; the diagram isn’t exactly clear.

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    3. Like an actual photo would be helpful.

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  5. I am working my way through the month 7 blocks from the FQS and am loving this so far. I am doing it all by hand which is making it a bit of a challenge to keep up, what with 100+ pieces in the bigger blocks. However I am managing to stay the course. The pattern is beautiful, and the fabrics are absolutely gorgeous. This is definitely not a quilt I am going to be gifting; it's a keeper.

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  6. For those of us who are waaaaay behind, will your tutorials be available for a long time?

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  7. Will there be a tutorial for month 9??

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    1. Ok, read your comment above that there is no tutorial for month 9.

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  8. thanks..maybe I get it now..!

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  9. You mentioned earlier a pattern to come for the excess material in this quilt. When will that be
    available? Almost finished with the quilt and it is beautiful beyond words!

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    1. Thank you for asking. The tutorial is done, and I will try to get it posted this weekend. I have the tutorial in Google Docs, so you will be able to download it and easily print it out. I'm so glad you love the quilt!

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    2. Is that the tutorial on how to make the quilt bigger, such as for a king size quilt?

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  10. Hi Lynn. I am looking at the woolly pressing bars. They come in 20, 12 and 6" size. Which do you recommend?

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  11. Ok! After many tries, I am finally able to make a comment. I am trying to put my quilt together with sashing, Lo and Behold, there is a surprise cornerstone! What color and size would this square be. I could guess but I would really like a complete pattern.

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    1. Dear Anonymous,
      I'm sorry you are having an issue with the pattern which I think is a difference in terminology. On page 19, it says to cut 25
      3-1/2" x 3-1/2" sashing posts which is piece D. If you look at the layout on page 27, you will see the location of piece D. I hope this answers your question. Please let me know if you did not receive page 19.
      Lynn

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  12. I'm just starting the sashing - slowly but surely. It looks like you've ignored the fact that all three fabrics are directional. I assume that's what you recommend? This morning I tried to make one sashing set having the directional going the same way but I can see that is going to be VERY time consuming and maybe not worth it. Any suggestions?

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  13. I don't think it is going to be worth worrying about the direction of the fabric. I'm always a stickler when I use directional fabrics, but it's not going to matter in this case.

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  14. Thanks! I'll try to ignore the directional fabric although it might make me crazy:)

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