How To Cut Sashing Strips For Quilts


Cutting sashing strips may sound like a very tough job. But with the accurate techniques, any fabric can be easily turned into usable pieces for a quilt. This article may help you by saving a lot of money and time as you’ll be doing it on your own.


The basic things that you need are the rotary cutter, the 6/24 ruler, 15/15 square ruler, and finally, a cutting map for safe cutting.


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Step One

The first thing you need to do is to draw a diagram of the quilt. It will give you a genuine guideline. Then you need to take a suitable fabric and wash it well and dry it properly. After that, you should press the fabric to get an even and flawless cut. You can start with horizontal stripes or vertical stripes.

Step Two

Now, you need to start cutting. The interesting thing about it is that you have to cut the horizontal stripes vertically to lay in the right direction. It would be best if you cut a sizeable rectangle-shaped cloth that will cover all the horizontal or vertical stripes.

Step Three

Now it’s time to cut the longer piece into shorter stripes. Then stretch it out to cut it into pieces. Then cut along the scale edge with 4.5-inch height and 12.5 lengths wide. And the vice versa measurements for the vertical cut. Now, all you need to do is to take measures and cut the fabric according to the need of your expected quilt strips that you have drawn. Be careful about cutting it while holding the scale to get a perfect edge. Otherwise, the edge may not be even, and you won’t get perfect strips.


That’s all you have to do if you want the stripes to be perfectly cut. Thanks for reading. We hope these instructions will help you to make quilt strips in a much efficient and faster way.

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