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“It’s all in the Sashings” class with Barb Eikmeier

Cost is $25 plus $5 for an optional handout.

As of 2/28/2017-space still available. Contact Roberta if interested.


6 hour workshop Supply List

Handout fee: $5 per student. Handouts are for workshop participants and are not available separately.

The objective of this workshop is to help students learn how to decide on a sashing treatment when setting blocks together. Instruction in calculating yardage and figuring out cutting is included. It is important to know that all students will not be making the same quilt in this class. Students will arrive with their blocks already completed. During the class, they will choose a sashing and cornerstone setting (and go home with several options to use in future quilts.)

A word about the completed blocks:

Any size, greater than 8”, is fine as long as they are all uniform in size and squares. (For example, please do not bring some 8” blocks and some 12” blocks, bring all the same size for this project.)

Blocks can be all the same pattern or they can be a collection of sampler blocks. They can be pieced or appliqued or embroidered. You can even use pre-printed blocks as long as they are squares.

Number of blocks to bring:

4 or 6 will work with sashings on the outside of the blocks.

9 is really good and will give you flexibility to include outside sashings or not.

More than 9 is fine but you should only plan on getting a couple rows completed in class.


Bring two or three fabrics that coordinate nicely with each other and with your blocks. I am sorry but I have to be sort of vague about the amount since everyone will not be making the same quilt. Bring between 3/4 yard and 1 1/2 yards of each fabric – the smaller amount if you have fewer blocks, the larger amount if you have many blocks. Most importantly, bring enough! For example, a fat quarter is not going to be enough!

If you have fabric that is the same or similar to the background fabric in your blocks, bring it too, although you may not use it.

Other supplies:

Rotary cutting mat, ruler and cutter

Iron and ironing board (or share with a friend or two)

Sewing machine

Basic sewing supplies, (seam ripper, extra machine needle, small scissors, pins, 1/4” foot)

Marking tool that will show up on your fabrics

Note taking supplies to include a PENCIL and an eraser

Small calculator

Optional: Marti Michell Sashing Star Ruler Set. Available from the instructor for $18.

Earlier Event: March 16
Guild Meeting
Later Event: March 21
Sew Day