To see the first three parts of this tutorial, here are the links:
You need to measure the length of the rows you have made. The rows I made for Judy’s quilt measured 65″ long. So, because I need 4 sashing strips each 65″ long, I need 260″ of sashing to sew the rows together. Here is the quilting math:
(4) 2.5″ strips X 65″ length needed=260″ needed /44″ width of fabric= 5.90 strips (rounded up to 6). I cut the strips,sewed them together end to end to make one long strip. After they were sewn together, I measured 65″ lengths and cut 4 pieces out.
After the strips were cut, I pinned one to the top of row#5, the bottom one, then stitched it in place. Then, I pinned the other side of the strip to the bottom of row #4, and stitched again. I repeated the process until I had all the rows and sashing strips sewn together. I pressed all the seams towards the sashing strips.
Tomorrow, I’ll figure out how big the borders need to be to make the finished quilt come out to be 96″ X 96″. Here is how it is looking after sewing all the sashing strips and squares together.