Finishing #EPPwithme Blocks

Each monthly kit block is designed to be 13.5" x 13.5".  If you complete all 12 monthly blocks in this series, you will be left with enough blocks for a throw size quilt top! 

NOTE:  Keep in mind that how tight you wrap the fabric around your paper pieces can cause some slight measurement differences.  This is not a big deal.  You may or may not need to trim blocks to size because of this slight variation.  

Let's talk sashing!  There are two ways that you can do this.  The first is to wait until all 12 blocks are completed before even thinking about sashing OR add the sashing (and remove those paper pieces!) as you go.  

Sash-As-You-Go Method:
1st you need to determine how big you would like the quilt top to be.  Since there are 12 total blocks, the quilt top will be laid out 3 blocks across and 4 blocks down. For a throw size quilt top (55" x 72"), you will need to add 4" (total) sashing.  Keep in mind that there will be sashing around each block and then you will sew all of the blocks together.  

Cut two, 2.5" x 13.5" pieces of your background/sashing fabric of choice.  Cut two, 2.5" x 17.5" pieces of your background/sashing fabric of choice.  Using a 1/4" seam allowance, sew the 2.5" x 13.5" sashing pieces to each side of the block (then press) and then sew the two 2.5" x 17.5" pieces to the top and bottom of the block.  Press the seams.  Once all sides are sewn, you may remove the paper pieces. 

Sashing Once All 12 Blocks are complete!
If you are like me and will wait to add sashing once all blocks are complete, then there is nothing to do along the way.  Well, except maybe contemplate how big you would like your finished quilt top and what fabric you will use for the background.  Towards the end of this project you will receive instructions on how to finish your quilt top.  

Need help with figuring out sashing/measurements?  Send me an email (brenna@thatmodernfabricshop.com) or message me through Instagram (@thatmoderncrafter).  

MONTHLY GIVEAWAYS!!  Don't forget to tag your progress pics on Instagram using #EPPwithme !  Each post is an entry.  On the last day of the month, I'll select a winner (via random.org).

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