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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.

TOPIC: Month 2 sashing strips

Re: Month 2 sashing strips 19 Feb 2013 14:23 #97774

If you have so many strip sets left maybe you could use them to bind the quilt? You could probably do a single binding because there would be so much seam allowance so 1/2" strips would work. Just a suggestion. :D
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Re: Month 2 sashing strips 19 Feb 2013 13:35 #97772

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Don't go too far with stashing those unused strips...
In the instructions it says to save all scraps, you'll be using them for the appliqué! :P
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Re: Month 2 sashing strips 19 Feb 2013 07:16 #97758

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Thank you, everybody, for reading my post and offering information.

Gail, I'm thinking I'll just stash the 16 unused strips (surprise, we're quilters, right?) and maybe they can be incorporated as inner borders in a future piece. I was grateful to hear that someone had the same experience. :)

I was able to finish all the month 2 sashing with just the 8-strip piece, and am eagerly looking forward to month 3!

Barb
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Re: Month 2 sashing strips 19 Feb 2013 06:37 #97757

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My humble apologies for not checking the math on this earlier, but I think you will be OK with yardage because I think it was figured on the way the instructions were written. Just set those strips aside.

If you haven't yet cut your strips for the middle of this month's units, I would like to suggest that you try paper-piecing them using 6 sheets of graph paper for the foundation.
You can get 2 of the short sashing units from a single piece of graph paper so you will need 2 sheets marked for the short units.
Just tape 2 pieces of the graph paper together for the 16-1/2" units, and you will need two longer sheets marked for the them.

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For cutting the fabric....just cut one piece 8-1/2" x WOF from the dark green circle print and one piece 8-1/2" x WOF from the red-orange swirl print.
Starch the fabrics.
From each of those fabrics you need to cut 24 strips 1-1/2" wide. Save the remaining pieces of fabric.

Sew the strips to the foundation, alternating colors then trim away the excess resulting in 4 pieces 8-1/2" x 3-1/2" and 4 pieces 16-1/2" x 3-1/2"

If you don't want to paper piece them you can just assemble the strips into pairs, using an accurate 1/4" seam allowance, and combine pairs until you get the necessary 2 sets measuring 8-1/2" and 2 sets measuring 16-1/2", then cut the strips into 3-1/2" wide units.

Many thanks to Andree [url]community/my-profile/AndreeBergeron[/url] for suggesting this technique! :D


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Re: Month 2 sashing strips 18 Feb 2013 23:21 #97751

Hello Barb,

I did exactly the same thing as you and ended up with approximately 29" of both the 8 and 16 strip sets left over. Now what to do with it :oops:

Gail
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Re: Month 2 sashing strips 17 Feb 2013 19:56 #97704

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Barb, if you run out of fabric that the instructions call for you will be able to order more from the TQS Shoppe.


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Re: Month 2 sashing strips 17 Feb 2013 19:43 #97703

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Thank you Connie - that's exactly what I did. I thought I was following the directions exactly, but it's easy to get confused. (Well, it's easy for me to get confused.) I just wish I had not cut all those strips - would have had nice-sized pieces of fabric left.

Barb
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Re: Month 2 sashing strips 17 Feb 2013 16:35 #97697

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When I cut my strips, I cut all 24 (12 of each color) parallel to the selvage. That used up about 18 inches or so of the width of the fabric, but left a big chunk of each color intact. If you cut your strips from selvage to selvage I imagine there could be a lot of leftover fabric in strips.


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Re: Month 2 sashing strips 17 Feb 2013 14:42 #97691

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Thanks, Marge, for responding so quickly. :)

Yes, I have extra strips - the ones that were cut to make the rectangle sets for the longer 16 1/2-inch triangle sets. It's as though I didn't need to cut all that fabric after all.

Barb
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Re: Month 2 sashing strips 17 Feb 2013 14:08 #97687

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Barb, I can't help you with this because I am not using either the kit or the instructions. I tend to make it up as I go! :roll:
Has anyone else gotten to that point? Did you have extra strips??

I'm glad that your assembled units came out the right size!


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Re: Month 2 sashing strips 17 Feb 2013 14:05 #97686

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I think I must be doing something wrong. I've finished the triangle sets, and they sized out just right. My question concerns the rectangle sets.

I put together the 8-strip set per the instructions and then cut 4 of the 3 1/2 inch blocks. I assembled them with the 8 1/2-inch triangle sets, and they look and measure fine.

But then there is all of this leftover portion of the 8-strip set. It's enough that I can cut it into 2 pieces and join them to have the rectangle set for the 16 1/2-inch triangle sets. It appears that I don't need the rest of the green and orange strips that were cut to be put together into the 16-strip set.

Can this possibly be right? I'm scared I've done something terribly wrong.

Thanks in advance for any advice!

Barb
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Re: Month 2 sashing strips 17 Feb 2013 05:18 #97659

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They make me think of pencils that have been sharpened at both ends :D


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Re: Month 2 sashing strips 16 Feb 2013 15:03 #97631

I like your version, Margo. Your triangles seem to tie in with your strips.
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Re: Month 2 sashing strips 16 Feb 2013 14:14 #97630

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In case you missed the info on another forum topic, Andre suggested using graph paper as a foundation for paper piecing the strippy middle of this months units.
Great idea! Here is what I posted on that forum topic:

Andree, your photos got me motivated and I got half of my units finished today, and the graph paper worked GREAT for the strippy middles!
Thanks for that brilliant tip!

I made the conscious decision to change the orientation and value placement of my triangle units which makes all of my triangle points line up with the seams of the strippy middle sections instead of falling in the middle of the stripes. It was really easy to line everything up with only one pin at each point and I'm pleased with how they are turning out!


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