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Connect the Blocks: Designing Custom Sashings

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Use sashings to add beautiful complexity to your quilt — without adding complexity to your construction!

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Barb Eikmeier
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Don't let completed blocks go unused! Learn how to make and customize a variety of sashings that will bring them to life as a gorgeous quilt. Enjoy step-by-step guidance from veteran instructor Barb Eikmeier and discover her straightforward system for fitting quilt sashing and cornerstones to any number of blocks in any size. Using the worksheets included with this class, you'll be able to accurately calculate your fabric needs and create your own cutting charts, so you can take on any project with confidence. From plain, triple and scalloped sashings to the dazzling friendship star, Ohio star and sawtooth star variations, Barb will help you assemble designs that you can use to unify your blocks, increase quilt size and add instant visual appeal. Plus, learn cornerstone designs that will enhance your sashings, and uncover timesaving construction and alignment tips for high-quality results.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Plain Sashing With Cornerstones
Meet expert quilter Barb Eikmeier, your guide to designing and creating custom sashings to complement any quilt. Starting with a basic plain sashing with cornerstones, Barb details how to accurately calculate the amount of fabric you'll need and how to stitch the sashings to your blocks for precise results!
2. Plain Sashing Without Cornerstones
3. Triple Sashing
4. Friendship Star & Ohio Star Sashing
5. Sawtooth Star & Garden Maze
6. Creating Unique Cornerstones
7. Appliquéd Sashing

Taught by

Barb Eikmeier
Barb Eikmeier
Barb Eikmeier has been teaching quilting for more than 25 years. She is a writer for Quilting Quarterly, a fabric designer for Paintbrush Studios and the author of four books, including Back-Basting Appliqué: Step by Step.

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