Cut (8) 2-1/2" x 12-1/2" strips for sashing and (5) 2-1/2" x 40-1/2" strips for border. Sew the remaining 3 strips together, end to end. From this pieced strip cut (2) 2-1/2" x 52-1/2" strips for the long side borders. Sew three blocks and two 2-1/2" x 12-1/2" black strips together as shown below. This creates one row. Repeat to complete the remaining three rows.
Referring to the photo below sew rows 1 and 2 together using a 2-1/2" x 40-1/2" black strip. Repeat for rows 3 and 4. Sew the 4 rows together with a 2-1/2" x 40-1/2" black strip in between.
Sew a 2-1/2" x 40-1/2" black strip to the top and bottom of the quilt top. Sew a 2-1/2" x 52-1/2" black strip to the long sides of the quilt top.
Cut a 2-1/2" strip of each fabric used in your quilt. Sew the strips together lengthwise to make a strip set. Crosscut the strip set into segments 2-1/2" wide.
Sew the segments together end to end to make the length needed for the top and bottom borders. Sew these borders to the quilt. Repeat to make the length needed for the long side borders.
After quilting our sampler we chose to bind it in black. Cut 6 strips 2-1/2" by width of fabric for the binding. Sew these six strips together end to end. Attach binding using your favorite method.
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