Saturday, November 28, 2015

Blogiversary: Giveaway Winners

Thank you, all, for following 52 Quilts the past four years. And thank you especially to those who took the time to comment on the giveaway!

Without further ado, here are the four winners. I apologize that for some reason, won't let me copy the little "True Random Number Generator" box. But that's how I determined the winners!

Giveaway #1.

Goes to Sooli, who wrote:

Congratulations on your big 4th blogiversary! I think No. 1 is pretty cute! I follow through Blogger.

Giveaway #2.

Goes to Bec, who wrote:

I just found your website today so I'm sure I'm not eligible for the give-away, but wanted to let you know that I am impressed with the number of quilt tops you are able to finish in a year. I expected to see very simple uninteresting tops, but I was so wrong. You've got some truly beautiful quilts in your stack. :)

Giveaway #3.

Goes to Lalaluu, who wrote:

I am now following you via e-mail (through my Yahoo account - lalaluu @ yahoo . com), and I absolutely adore Kit #3, the Gee's Bend "Housetop" quilt. I'm from Alabama, and these quilts remind me of the ones my grandmother made.

Giveaway #4.

Goes to Lynn, who wrote

Congratulations on your 4th year! I enjoy your blog. It is Monaco for me!

Winners, please email your postal address to me so I can mail your prize -- as soon as the snow stops!

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tuesday Tute: Lining Up Sashing

Has this ever happened to you? You have all the blocks for a quilt made, you've attached the sashing -- then you realise the vertical sashing doesn't line up from block to block.


There's a pretty simple fix for this problem. Here's how I lined up the sashing on my recent "Downton Abbey" quilt.

1. Attach the sashing to the vertical sides of the blocks. Remember, only the first block needs sashing on both left and right sides, the remainder of the blocks in the row only need sashing on the right-hand side.

2. Attach the horizontal sashing.

3. Lay out the row of blocks on a flat surface (cutting table, ironing board). Use a clear ruler and line it up across the seam between one vertical sashing and the block, so that it crosses the horizontal sashing.

4. Here's a closer view:

5. Place a pin right where the ruler crosses the horizontal sashing. Continue across the row.

6. Place the next row of blocks (it won't have horizontal sashing) on top of the row with horizontal sashing. Match the pins up with the seams on this row of blocks:

7. Add pins as necessary to secure. I use lots of pins for this step so the blocks don't shift while sewing.

8. See? Lined up perfectly!

This quilt is at Ruth's Stitchery being quilted by Vivian -- I'll post a photo as soon as it is finished!

Have you entered my 4th Blogiversary giveaway? Go to Saturday's post, here, to comment for a chance to win one of four giveaways!

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