This step will continue 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.
This month's installment is easy and quick to make; if you are behind in making your blocks, now would be a good time to catch up...you may also want to square-up and trim your large blocks to 12 1/2-inches square for next month's steps...
To print a copy of Page 1, click here-->Download Traditional Setting-Step 3 Benjamin Franklin Mystery Quilt page 1
Traditional Setting Step 3: Sashing tutorial
This step is easy! Sew the 2 1/2-inch Gold scrap squares together, in pairs, pressing to one side...Make 32 of these!
and then sew into 4-patch units! Press. Make 16 units for the sashing. Each unit should measure 4 1/2-inch square. See you next month when we start putting things together...have your blocks ready!
If you are missing a page, or need further copies of any of the instructions posted to date, click on the Benjamin Franklin Mystery Quilt button under DON'T MISS A STEP to find what you need. If you have a question, or need further assistance, please contact Erik HOMEMADE®.