The Penny QAL - Sashing
Yes, I know - we all dislike dealing with sashing but I promise it isn't too bad for the Penny Quilt Pattern. I have a couple videos and a few tips for you.
If you didn't cut your sashing strips when you cut your other fabric, go ahead and start there. I always like to cut all of my fabric at once because I dislike cutting fabric just as much as I dislike adding it to my quilt. It is an important part of this pattern though, you can't really skip it!
Here are the tips. Some of these are more about adding the sashing to the quilt and you may not be doing that this week, but I know that some people have started this so I wanted to go ahead and share them this week since they have to do with the sashing.
- Pay attention to the graphics in the pattern that show where the sashing starts and end - this will be the trickiest part of the sashing. Since there are parts of the quilt that will be trimmed off when you finish your quilt top, we don't need the sashing to extend all the way to the end of every block.
- If you like the flout the rules like I do, you can oversize your sashing pieces a little bit and not have to worry about measuring everything to be the right size. If you do this, please pin the sashing when adding it to your quilt because this will help prevent stretching.
- Make sure that when you cut the WOF strips from your fabric, your fabric is folded straight. Otherwise, when you unfold the fabric, your sashing piece will be crooked.