Traditional Patchwork Quilt Pattern and Tutorial (Part 14)

Here are the instructions for the sashing. Enjoy!

You will need:

Twenty dark 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares.

Thirty one white 2 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ rectangles.

Lay out your blocks and sashing pieces in their final positions for the finished quilt.


Sew white rectangles to the sides of the blocks to complete four rows like this. Press seams towards the sashing.


Next, make the sashing rows with the dark squares. Sew dark squares to five white rectangles. I prefer to chain sew to save time and thread. Press seams towards the rectangles.


You should now have five of these.


Sew a dark square to each of the other ends of these five rectangles.


Now sew alternately a white rectangle then a dark square until each piece has four dark squares and three white rectangles. Here are mine after three dark squares. Keep going to finish.


Lay these strips in place.


Now sew the rows together. I prefer to sew together the first and second rows and then sew together the third and fourth rows and so on until I have pairs of rows. Then I sew together the pairs of rows.That way, I am only working with a large quilt top in the machine for one seam.

Here is my finished quilt top.


Leave a comment


  1. That sashing is a perfect compliment to the blocks! Love the red/white/blue combo!!! A great Quilt of Valor!!! Your series turned out so nicely!!! Blessings, Doreen

  2. Teje

     /  November 11, 2012

    Hi Avis! Good and simple tutorial! I hope many new quilters also follow your great tutorial and start quilting! I am crocheting today – got an order for some little creatures! Have a wonderful Sunday! x Teje

    • Thank you Teje! Good luck with the crochet, sounds lovely. Enjoy relaxing 🙂 I’ve been cutting out fishes and jellyfishes. It is really quite fiddly but I’m enjoying myself 🙂 Avis x

  3. Red white and blue!!!! I love it!!

    • It is the first quilt top I ever pieced and it still isn’t quilted!! I did everything the hard way on this one….no chain piecing etc 😉

  4. Thank you for sharing.


I really enjoy reading your comments. Have a lovely day :-)

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