This is a ‘quilt as you go with sashing‘ quilt. The sashing is added as you piece it together. It is fully reversible and looks great in either soft vintage materials or bright moderns colours.
We have just done line quilting on the main quilt with curved quilting on the borders. After quilting the finished quilt measures approx. 62″ x 52″
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What you Need
NOTE: I have worked out the yardage based on a 40″ width of fabric. If your fabric is wider you may be able to get 4 squares across the wof instead of the 3 squares that I have used in the calculation. Hence you may need a little less fabric. Personally I would rather have little extra which I can use at a later stage in a crumb quilt or strip quilt.
For the Centre of the Quilt:
- Colour 1: – 20 squares measuring 10½” x 10½” (approx 2¼ yards)
- Colour 2:- 20 squares measuring 10½” x 10½” (approx 2¼ yards)
- Batting :- 20 squares measuring 10½” x 10½”
Sashing for the complete quilt:
- Approx. 1½ yards.
- 14 strips @ 1″ x WOF (width of fabric)
- 14 strips @ 2″ x WOF
How to Assemble the ‘Quilt As You Go With Sashing’ Quilt
- Create a quilt sandwich with 1 square of each colour and 1 square of batting.
Make a quilt sandwich as follows:
- Colour 1 – right side facing down
- Colour 2 – right side facing up.
- Line up the edges of the fabric and the batting.
Quilt as you wish or do some line quilting as we have done. Also watch the video below for more info.
- Draw lines 1″ apart on the lighter coloured fabric. Line the square up on the mat so that you have approx ¼” on either side. This will give you a centre line at 5″.
- Pin the three layers together to keep everything in place while you sew.
- Sew along the drawn lines.
- Use a walking foot if you have one.
- Repeat for all the squares.
- Trim the squares to 10″. Check the video for 2 different methods on how to do this.
Short Sashing Pieces for centre squares.
- You need 15 strips at (10″ x 1″)
- You will also need 15 strips (10″ x 2″)
- Fold the 2″ strips in half and press to get a nice crisp fold.
- Place a 1″ sashing strip to the back of the quilt square and the folded strip to the front of the quilt square. Make sure the raw edges are all lined up. The folded edge of the 2″ strips should be facing away from the edge.
- Sew the quilt sandwich with the sashing in place with a ¼” seam.
Do this with all 20 squares.
- Lay out the squares how you want them to look.
- Now we need to join the squares into rows.
- This step is a little tricky so I suggest you watch the video below to see exactly how this is done.
- Line up the 1″ strip from the 1st block along the edge of the next block.
- Pin in place along the edge.
- Sew with a ¼” seam.
- Place the loose sashing piece over the seam lines. You will notice that the seams will fill the space.
- Topstitch the sashing in place, close to the folded edge.
- Join all the blocks into rows in the same way.
- Once all the blocks have been sewn into rows add the long sashing pieces to join the rows together in the same way. as you joined the blocks together.
- When joining the rows together make sure you line up the sashing strips.
Top and Bottom Borders
- Colour 1 – cut 2 strips @ (40″ x 6½”)
- Colour 2 – cut 2 strips @ (40″ x 6½”)
- Batting – cut 2 strips @ (40″ x 6½”)
Sandwich the pieces together the same way you did when you created the blocks.
- These layers need to be quilted. You can do this in any way you wish, I have chosen to create curved lines.
- You could also quilt the border in the same way you did the blocks, with 1″ lines.
- Attach the borders to the centrepiece in the same way as you joined the blocks together.
- Colour 1 – cut 2 strips @ (50″ x 6½”)
- Colour 2 – cut 2 strips @ (50″ x 6½”)
- Batting – cut 2 strips @ (50″ x 6½”)
- Sashing – cut 2 strips @ (63″ x 1″)
- Sashing – cut 2 strips @ (63″ x 2″)
- Colour 1 – cut 4 squares @ (6½” x 6½”)
- Colour 2 – cut 4 squares @ (6½” x 6½”)
- Batting – cut 4 squares @ (6½” x 6½”)
- Sashing – cut 4 strips @ (1″ x 6½”)
- Sashing – cut 4 strips @ (2″ x 6½”)
Making up the Long Side Borders
- Sandwich the batting between one border fabric in colour 1 and one border fabric in colour 2.
- Quilt as before. Again I am using my Leaves Galore Ruler to create some curved lines.
- I have used line quilting on the cornerstones, 1″ apart, the same as on the blocks.
- Attach the sashing to the cornerstones in the same manner as we added the sashing to the squares.
- Sew the cornerstone pieces to the border piece.
- Attach the 63″ sashing pieces to the long borders along the side edges of the quilt using the same method that we used previously.
- Sew the borders to the quilt.
- Add the binding and you’re done.
If you need help with adding the binding, here is a link to our tutorial on How to bind a quilt using your sewing machine.
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