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with Barb Eikmeier
Online Class

Connect the Blocks: Designing Custom Sashings

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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.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 1h38m

Included in this Class

1. Plain Sashing With Cornerstones

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

2. Plain Sashing Without Cornerstones

Plain sashings without cornerstones are a striking way to frame your quilt blocks. Perfect your technique making them with Barb's guidance! Learn a simple method for marking, pinning and easing the sashing to keep your blocks aligned. Want to add even more visual interest? Barb shows you how to construct a lovely outer border.

3. Triple Sashing

3. Triple Sashing

Learn how to incorporate triple sashings into your projects -- an easy and versatile way to increase the size of your quilts. Barb walks through the process of calculating fabric requirements, assembling the sashing and stitching it to the blocks. Plus, discover how to create different sashing designs simply by changing the fabric.