How do you cut quilt Sashing?

Should quilt Sashing be cut crosswise or lengthwise?

The lengthwise grain is the strongest fabric grain and using it this way helps your quilt hang straighter with less sagging over time. Just remember, cutting lengthwise grain side borders takes more fabric. You will need to make the yardage calculations yourself, unless otherwise noted on the quilt pattern envelope.

What is the average width of Sashing on a quilt?

Now add ½-inch for a seam allowance and the width of the sashing should be cut is 1 ¾ – inches. Between the two extremes – the widest sashing being 3 ¼-inches wide and the narrowest at 1 ¼-inches wide (finished) sets the stage for all the options of the sashing width.

How do you cut crosswise?

Crosswise is simply slicing in the opposite direction—like the lines of latitude on a globe, or going around the circumference of a sphere. Crosswise cuts are typically called for when you want to make rounds of even thickness, like onion rings or tomato slices for a bagel.

What size should Sashing be?

Quilt sashings can be narrow or wide, ranging in any width desired from 1” finished (or even smaller for mini quilts) to several inches in width. Sashings should generally be proportional to the size of the blocks — you can effectively use a wider sashing with bigger blocks.

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