Perhaps the hardest part of the setting process is deciding on fabrics. I am going with a polka dot for the sashing strips from my stash and four different fabrics for my cornerstones which are leftovers from fabrics I used in my blocks. I am breaking out of my mold here by using a variety of fabrics for the cornerstones, but I think it will add another layer of interest to my quilt.
I am sewing with the sashing strips on the bottom. This allows me to keep an eye on all of those seams and to use a stiletto (or in my case That Purple Thang) to help guide thick seams under my needle. I also place a pin or two, to keep the sashing lined up with the edges of the block. I always place a pin at the bottom, and then sometimes somewhere in the middle if I feel it is needed to keep the edges aligned.
And just like when piecing the block I always S-L-O-W down when I come to bulky seams. It really helps to keep the seam nice and straight. Otherwise it can get a little wobbly going over the bulk.
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