Home Sweet Home Quilt Along – 23. Simple Strings Sashing Tutorial
Happy Monday everyone! I’m going to post a tutorial that my mother-in-law wrote up for one of the sashing’s she created for the Home Sweet Home Quilt Along Quilt. If you’re looking at the reference picture this is sashing 23 on my quilt.
Today is going to be a fun day – I’ll be dyeing fabric all day in my yard with a bunch of other people for the Quilts by Barb Hand Dyeing Workshop. I can’t see what fabrics I end up with!
Enjoy the tutorial! Oh – and I did end up making the Chocolate Chip S’more’s Cookies – they were tasty but didn’t quite look as nice as the picture on pinterest!
23. Simple Strings Sashing
· An assortment of strings. They should be at least ¾” wide and no wider than 2”. These are small pieces, so narrow strips will work best. They do not need to be straight. This is a great use for your smallest scraps.
· 4 paper foundations 3½” x 3½”. Any paper will work, but something lightweight like newspaper will be easier to remove.
Lay one of your strings so it extends just slightly beyond the left edge of the first foundation paper. Place another strip right sides together with the first, lining up one edge.
Stitch and press. Add strips until the paper is covered.
Remove the paper.
Spray starch the piece lightly and press it flat.
Make 4 blocks and square each one up to 3½”.
Join the squares together to form a row, rotating alternate blocks.