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Introducing the 2013 TQS Block of the Month designed by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly! It's called "TWO OF US" and was created by the two of them. The quilt measures 79" x 79" and was completed just in time for Houston.
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TOPIC: sashing

Re: sashing 06 Jan 2013 10:46 #94794

I'm very frustrated with the directions for the sashing. I have all the strips sewn together into strip sets and cannot get 30 sets from my strips, only 25. I've tried marking with a ruler at an angle and measuring the width of the 1-A template, but I just can't measure that accurately and am really stumped with the angles. I've done Marsha McCloskey's bias strip half square triangles and thought this would be similar but it is not. I bought the kit so I only have this fabric to work with. Is there any way to salvage this or do I need to buy more fabric and start again?
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Re: sashing 02 Jan 2013 15:30 #94515

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I think you might want to just sew one orange strip to one turquoise strip and try the technique before you sew it all up.

I did a whole set before I realized that I would rather paper piece these blocks and I had to unsew all of my strips.
That left me with very scant pieces for my paper piecing.

When I cut the rest of my strips, I cut them 3" wide x WOF (not on an angle) and used my template to to try to conserve fabric.

There are photos of how I did mine here: [url]forum/two-of-us-2013/6006-paper-pieced[/url]

It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter
That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived !
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sashing 02 Jan 2013 14:13 #94503

I'm kinda confused & need help already :( the directions look like they show sewing groups of six sashes together... three of each color but then below in the directions it looks like only two are sewn together (one orange & one turq) with the template ready to cut into segments. I wish there was a video. Please help! I'm not a newby so why am I so confused?
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