This step will begin the sashing for the Traditional Setting for finishing the Benjamin Franklin Mystery Quilt. We will offer the finishing steps broken down into sewing steps, much like the blocks, so that those who are working on the quilt as it posts may continue to follow along while continuing to finish their quilt. After all of the steps have finished posting for the 'Traditional Setting' the 'Non-Traditional' Setting will begin.
**A note about the fabrics: For the Traditional Setting quilt, we will be showing blocks made in a different colorway than our usual red, white, and blue. These blocks were made to test the pattern and are from our ThimbleberriesTM stash...you may find photos of most of these blocks in the 'Ben Franklin Blocks" photo album on the left side of our Main/Home Page. The usual red, white, and blue blocks will be featured in the Non-Traditional Setting posting later.
To print a copy of Page 1, click here-->Download Traditional Setting-Step 1 Benjamin Franklin Mystery Quilt page 1
To print a copy of Page 2, click here-->Download Traditional Setting-Step 1 Benjamin Franklin Mystery Quilt page 2
Traditional Setting Step 1: Sashing tutorial
Draw a diagonal line through the back of all 80 of the Gold scrap 2 1/2-inch squares.
Layer the prepared Gold scrap square in the corner and stitch on the drawn line.
Trim the seam allowance 1/4-inch from the sewn line...
and press outward--to the Gold scrap square!
Layer another prepared Gold scrap 2 1/2-inch square on the other corner and sew on the drawn line as before.
And as before, trim the 1/4-inch seam allowance...
and press outward...or to the Gold scrap square.
In the opposite corner, repeat with a third prepared Gold scrap 2 1/2-inch square...
Trim the seam allowance to 1/4-inch and press as before; to the Gold scrap square!
Just as we have done, sew a fourth prepared Gold scrap square (on the drawn line) in the last corner...
then trim seam allowance to 1/4-inch and press outward; to the Gold scrap square! You will need to make 20 sashing units like this that measure 4 1/2 by 12 1/2-inches (unfinished). Save the 18 left-over sashing rectangles to be used later!
See you again next month for more instructions! Happy Sewing!
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