Maybe I’m late to the party, but I just discovered chain sashing.
I don’t add sashings to quilt blocks often, but this technique could also be employed with strip piecing. It’s these little techniques that quicken my piecing pace. So I thought I’d share my findings with you all.
Instead of cutting my sash pieces to the precise measurements (i.e. 2 inches by 10.5 inches), I cut strips of fabric (i.e. 2 inches by 42 inches).
Then I sewed as I normally would, lining up the strip of sashing with my first block (right sides together of course). Then as the first block and sashing strip was sewn, I tucked another block under my sash strip and sewing foot. (See the picture below.)
Use your rotary cutter and ruler to trim the blocks and sashing.
Repeat the process with all the other blocks and all sides of your blocks. All of a sudden, the blocks are all quickly sashed.
Unfortunately, all the speedy quilt piecing techniques can’t make up for too little fabric.
I’ll be sharing more of this quilt and how I’m using “make do” as a design element.