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I’ve had SO MANY people ask how they can use QAYG with sashing. So many!
I don’t usually use sashing (or borders) in my quilts – but for this dinosaur quilt I really wanted them to divide the long panorama-style rows of dinosaur landscapes.
So it’s the perfect opportunity for a video!
I need to clarify one thing up front. This is NOT the sashing you often see in QAYG quilts. In most QAYG with sashing, that sashing is designed to hide the seams between the blocks, and it’s usually pretty skinny (usually maxing out at about an inch wide).
This is more traditional-style sashing (or borders) that you can make any width you like.
It’s done just like adding sashing to a regular quilt – except that you quilt the fabric to the batting before you cut it in strips and sew it to the blocks.
It really is that simple.
Here’s the video showing how. . .
See how easy that is?
You use the exact same method if you want to add borders to your QAYG quilt.
I promised links to a few more helpful videos and tutorials related to this one, and here they are.
You can also get a great overview of my QAYG method in this free video workshop.
How to Add Sashing to a Quilt – this is for any quilt, not just those using QAYG
Quilting from the Center Out to the Edges (used on the large piece of sashing fabric you saw in this video)
And that awesome dinosaur skeleton fabric I used for the sashing? Sorry. It’s been discontinued now. 🙁 But the good news is that there’s ALWAYS a great selection of dinosaur fabrics in the world. 🙂
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