Sarah has asked for a tutorial on how to complete this task. I’ve taken quite a few screen shots to make the steps as simple as possible to follow so this will be a long post. If you see any errors please let me know.
Open a new file -name it something relevant. Choose an on-point quilt layout. I chose a 3 x 3 design with 12″ blocks and 2″ sashing.
It should look like this.
Now go into your block libraries and choose any block to insert into your layout. I chose an applique design.
Set the block into your layout however you wish and colour to suit yourself.
Below is the erase tool.
I have used the erase tool on all the outside sashing triangles so I can see where to place my new full sized sashing squares.
Next you’ll need a plain block to be used as our new, full sashing squares. You can do this by choosing the set block tool and then right clicking into the sketchbook and choosing to create a plain block.
However I prefer to draw one the exact size I need in Easydraw. My sashings are 2″ wide so I’m drawing a 2″ x 2″ block By doing this when I drag it from my sketchbook onto my quilt it is already sized correctly.
I coloured it
and then I saved it. Yes you do want to save this blank block to the sketchbook.
We are now going to switch to Layer 2, (the tab is at the bottom of your quilt) or it is sometimes referred to as the applique layer.
Now back to your sketchbook and left click on the sashing square you created earlier and drag it to your quilt top and drop it where you want it. You’ll need to do this 12 times as you need 12 sashing squares around the perimeter of your quilt.
This is the adjust tool
You will need to pick one of your full sashing squares by left clicking on it, a box will highlight the edges.
You will need to rotate your block 45 degrees to turn it on point.
and manoeuvre it into position with these tools.
If you can’t get your sashing square into position correctly it may be necessary to go into your Quilt Worktable Options and choose Snap Settings and then decrease the nudge settings to 1/32″.
You will notice your sashing square extends beyond the current border.
All your sashing squares will need to be placed into position, use of the alignment tool will help. Choose the adjust tool, left click on one of the squares in the correct position and while using the Shift key pick the blocks you wish to move and then left click on the alignment you need. They should all now be in line with your first chosen block.
All your sashing squares now extend beyond the border of your quilt.
Now change to your borders tab at the bottom of your quilt.
Make your border 1.5″ wide.
Back to Layer 1
You will notice the border now extends to the sashing squares.
Colour this border the same as your set in triangles.
Right click on your quilt top and uncheck outline patches and outline blocks by left clicking on each line. You turn them back on by left clicking back on them again.
It now appears you have set in triangles extending the full length of your sashing squares.
The last step is add borders as required.
Remember if you use this method EQ7 will no longer be able to provide you with accurate rotary cutting instructions for the set in triangles. It is purely for visual purposes only.
Thank you for your patience. I hope it wasn’t too long and complicated. If you’ve stayed with me you’ve done well – congratulations.