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.

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

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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.

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You should now have five of these.

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

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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.

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Lay these strips in place.

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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.

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8 Comments

  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

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  2. 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

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    • 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

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

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    • 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 😉

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  4. Thank you for sharing.

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

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