Saturday, January 4, 2014

Stash Buster BOM Block #16

This installment of the BOM is not technically a block but rather the sashing that goes in between all the blocks.  


There are still blocks/components to come so you won't be able to put the quilt together until after the February posts ☺


Two piece sashing unit - make 48.


Things to consider.  When choosing fabric for this step please consider that it meets up in the intersections with the little 4 patch units you made a few months ago.  Choose your fabric so the combo is pleasing.  Since my blocks all have a solid black background I decided to go with two dark prints that have some contrast due to the scale of the print.  They also pair nicely with my 4 patches.

Super simple construction.

You need to cut 2" strips WOF (width of fabric) from each of your two sashing fabrics.  You need 16 of each.

Take care when cutting so that a vertical line on the ruler stays on the fold of the fabric as you cut.  

Doing this will keep you from cutting a strip that ends up having a V in it.  

Sometimes as you cut multiple strips it is necessary to re-square and cut the bottom edge to make certain the vertical line stays on the fold - this is OK.

See how the line on the ruler is not square to the fold of the fabric?  Even though the edge of the ruler is on the cut edge of the fabric cutting a strip using the cut edge and ignoring the vertical line on the fold would result in a strip having a V in the center of it.

Re-square the bottom edge as necessary and check to make sure the vertical line is on the fold with every cut.

Sew the two strips togetherTake great care when pressing.  It is easy to distort a long skinny strip.  I often finger press first and then ease the iron along the seam. (Note: If you find you are having trouble with this step, just sub cut the strips into the 12.5" lengths after sewing them together and then press them to the dark.)

Once you have the strips sewn just sub cut into 12.5" pieces.  Be sure to keep one line of the ruler you are using along the seam of the strip so they stay nice and straight as you cut.  I use my 12.5" x 12.5" square ruler for this task.
Make 48 sashing units and then relax!  The goal is in sight!!!  ☺

Ta Dah!  Block #16 is done.  


See you next month!   Quilty hugs....Linda T.

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