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.
To print a copy of Page 1, click here-->Download Traditional Setting-Step 2 Benjamin Franklin Mystery Quilt page 1
To print a copy of Page 2, click here-->Download Traditional Setting-Step 2 Benjamin Franklin Mystery Quilt page 2
Traditional Setting Step 2: Sashing tutorial
As in the Traditional Setting Step 1, start by drawing a diagonal line through the back off all of the 32 Gold scrap 2 1/2-inch squares.
Layer a prepared Gold scrap square in the corner of one 4 1/2 by 12 1/2-inch Black rectangle and stitch on the drawn line.
Trim the seam allowance 1/4-inch from the drawn line, as we have done before!
Press outward, or to the Gold scrap square!
Layer another prepared Gold scrap 2 1/2-inch square to the other corner and sew on the drawn line again...
trim the seam allowance once again to 1/4-inch from the drawn line...
and press outward, or to the Gold scrap square. You will need to make 16 sashing units like this that measure 4 1/2 by 12 1/2-inches (unfinished). You will have 2 black rectangles to be used in the next step!
See you again soon for another step!
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®.