Sashing and Borders with Cornerstones

Sashing and borders

Are you ready to add Sashing and Borders with Cornerstones to your Mystery Blocks? Let’s finish off your quilt top!

For the sashing and borders, we will be doing cornerstones which are a new technique for us that we haven’t covered before. Cornerstones are the squares you can see below in between the blocks and sashing. Cornerstones add another level of interest to our quilt top and I can’t wait to show you how it’s done.

I think you are going to be pleasantly surprised at just how easy Cornerstones are.

Sashing and Borders

The finished quilt will measure approximately 47″ x 60.5″

You may find the image of the quilt below helpful to see how we make sashing rows, block rows and then sew them together.

Block of the Month

TO FINISH YOUR QUILT TOP YOU WILL NEED

FOR THE SASHING AND BORDERS:

⅝ Yard for Sashing

¼ Yard for Cornerstones

¾ Yard for Border

PLUS YOU WILL NEED:

3⅜ Yards for Backing

½ Yard for Binding

Batting

Sashing and borders

CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR SASHINGS

SASHING: (31) 2″ x 12½”

CORNERSTONES: (20) 2″ x 2″

CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR BORDERS

BORDERS: (5) 3″ x WOF Strips

CORNERSTONES: (4) 3″ x 3″

These blocks are part of my Mystery Block of the Month you can find the first block HERE.

Thanks so much for joining me! Please leave a comment and let me know how you go, or if you have any questions.

Stacey x

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6 thoughts on “Sashing and Borders with Cornerstones

  1. Colleen Elwood says:

    Just wondering about your thoughts on using some of the same fabrics of the blocks in the sashing, cornerstone or border? Or should I go for 3 other fabrics to finish it off, plus the backing.

    • Stacey says:

      Great question Colleen. I think it’s a personal preference. But I will be using a different fabric for the sashing. That way no two fabrics that are the same will be touching. Then I will use my white scraps for the cornerstones, and a fabric I have used in the blocks for my border and binding. Any fabric would work for the back. Well at least that’s the plan for now ☺️

  2. Marcella Thompson says:

    Stacey, thank you for starting the block of the month with us. I have enjoyed doing my mystery block every month. After we have finished, will you be coming up with a new project similar to the MBM. I have learned so much and I did not overwhelmed.

    • Stacey says:

      Hi Marcella, thanks so much for joining in on the Mystery Block of the Month. Yes I will be doing something similar again next year, and maybe even a couple of shorter ones. ☺️

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