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Mar 7, 2013

Sisters' Ten Block of the Month Background Fabric Cuts

Mar 7, 2013
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Before we cut too deep into our background fabric, I thought it best to make our large cuts for the negative space in the middle of the quilt.  And while we are at it, we should also set aside the sashing pieces.  This way we can be sure our large cuts are safe and make the best use of leftover pieces of background fabric in other blocks. Actually, we should have done this first, please forgive me.  I am learning too when it comes to running a BOM.  

Cutting Instructions for Sashing and Negative Space.

For 12" blocks.
  • Cut (5) 1 1/2" x 77 1/2" of Fabric A (background).
  • Cut (12) 1 1/2" x 12 1/2" of Fabric A (background).
  • Cut (2) 12 1/2" x 26 1/2" of Fabric A (background).
  • Cut (2) 12 1/2" x 39 1/2" of Fabric A (background).
  • Cut (2) 12 1/2" x 40 1/2" of Fabric A (background).

For 9" blocks.
  • Cut (5) 1 1/2" x 59 1/2" of Fabric A (background).
  • Cut (12) 1 1/2" x 9 1/2" of Fabric A (background).
  • Cut (2) 9 1/2" x 20 1/2" of Fabric A (background).
  • Cut (2) 9 1/2" x 30 1/2" of Fabric A (background).
  • Cut (2) 9 1/2" x 31 1/2" of Fabric A (background).
{This post is a part of the Sisters' Ten Modern Block of the Month Club.  Sisters' Ten BOM will post new blocks the first Friday of the month in 2013.  Feel free to join in the fun with us anytime throughout the year.  For all things Sisters' Ten, go here.  April's block will post on 4-05-13.}
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9 comments:

  1. Thank you! I never thought about this, but so glad to be doing it at this point!

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  2. where do the (5) 1 1/2 x 77 1/2 strips go? Can I piece these together?

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    1. These strips are the sashing between your rows. I would just cut them as is right now, then later you can piece them once the rows are assembled. hope this helps!

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  3. I suppose what I actually meant was could I cut them along the width of the fabric in more strips as aposed to cutting them along the length, say (10) 1 1/2" WOF strips? What do you think? Would that work for the sashing also? Thanks for your time!

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    1. Oh sorry! Yes yes! That is how I cut them - I will join 2 wof strips together to get the total length needed. If you still need more clarification please email me at annemarie@genxquilters.com. I've tried to email you back, but you are a no-reply commenter!

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  4. Hi,
    could you let me know the total yardage we will need for the sashing and negative space.
    Many thanks
    Hannah

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    1. All the fabric requirements are listed here: http://www.genxquilters.com/2012/12/sisters-ten-bom-details.html

      Hope that helps!

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  5. I can't figure out how to cut the fabric from my yardage without wasting. Any helpful diagrams for cutting all of the sashing and negative space?

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    1. I don't have any diagrams, but I would suggest making the largest cuts first. If you cut the 12.5" x 40.5" first, you may have a few inches leftover that are already 12.5" tall. You can use this leftover to cut the 1.5" x 12.5" sashing strips. Cut as many as you can.

      Then move to the next biggest - 12.5" x 39.5". Do the same (make 1.5" x 12.5" strips) with the left over. Eventually, you'll get the 12 you need.

      Then cut the 12.5" x 26.5" pieces...

      Then make the long sashing strips by cutting 1.5" strips across the width of the fabric.

      Make sense? I can't reply to directly to you since you are a no-reply-blogger. But if you have more questions, email me directly at annemarie@genxquilters.com.

      Hope that helps!

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