Sunday, February 17, 2019

Quilt-Along - LHQSQ 2.0 - Part 2

Left-Handed Quilter Sampler Quilt - Version 2.0 -
For a complete listing of Quilt-Along posts see the page/tab at the top - ;))

Cutting the Cornerstones and Sashing Strips -


Since all of the Cornerstones will eventually be sewn to Sashing Strips -
I made some "Combo" strips instead of cutting them all separately and then sewing them to the Sashing Strips later - but feel free to cut/sew them the way that works best for you - ;))


Cornerstone - Cutting -
Same fabric/color as Border Blocks - Part 1 -

Smaller Version - You will need 60
Larger Version - You will need 84


Combo Strip Method -
From the scraps left from cutting the Side Triangles - QST in Part 1 -
Cut strips 1-1/2" wide by whatever length is available -

Cut them on the cross-wise grain -

Set them aside to make the "Combo" strips in a minute - ;))


Sashing Strips - are cut from a Second fabric/color -

Smaller Version - You will need 100 total
10 - Sash with cornerstone on both ends -
40 - Sash with cornerstone on one end -
50 - Plain sash -

Larger Version - You will need 144 total
12 - Sash with cornerstone on both ends -
60 - Sash with cornerstone on one end -
72 - Plain sash -

NOTE - This photo is LEFT-Handed - I cut on the LEFT side of the ruler - ;))


Plain Sashes -

Cut strips @ 6-1/2" x WOF -
Trim the selvage ends and sub-cut the strip at 1-1/2" x 6-1/2" -
I was able to get 28 from a strip (42" usable fabric) -


Combo Strips - Sash with Cornerstone on one end -

Cut strips @ 6-1/2" x WOF -
Trim the selvage ends

Match each Sashing Strip to Cornerstone Strips -

Stitch them together - butting one Cornerstone Strip right up against the last one-

You may have some extend off the end - that's OK -

Cut the strips at the "gaps" -
Where the Cornerstone Strips are next to each other -

I found that I could use my LEFT-EZE™ Rule to make the cut - I lined up the lines on the ruler with lines on the cutting mat - I just needed a straight edge - and I paid good money for those lines on the mat - might as well use them - ;))

Take these to the ironing board -

Press them open -
With the Sashing Strip on top - press up - toward the Sashing Strip -

Pressed -

Subcut the Combo Strips @ 1-1/2" - I can cut 8 with my Short Cut Ruler -

I didn't realize until I had finished that I could have done the same thing with a Cornerstone Strip on both sides of a Plain Sashing Strip. I did it the hard way - as I needed them I took a Combo and "un-sewed" a Cornerstone from one and sewed it to other end of another Combo - like this -

Take 2 Combos -
Unsew the Cornerstone from one and sew it to the end of the other one -
Yield - 1 Plain - 1 Special

Press to the Sashing Strip -

Then I put them in piles in a cookie sheet for later - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -

1 comment:

Gene Black said...

My usual method is to cut them as I need them... But it takes a little more time to do that.


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