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Thread: Help please re Blocking a Quilt

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    On reading a previous topic I read that in order to straighten an uneven quilt it might be possible to block the quilt. What exactly does this entail?

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    Some will put the quilt on the floor spray it with water then pin it So that it lays square. When it dries it should be square

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    Quote Originally Posted by apiarist
    On reading a previous topic I read that in order to straighten an uneven quilt it might be possible to block the quilt. What exactly does this entail?
    Sharon Schamber has a video on Youtube on squaring up blocks

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    Thank you so much for explaining blocking to me. I have a quilt that could do with this treatment and shall make a start a.s.a.p.

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    I assume you're talking about a quilt that's already completed, rather than quilt blocks. I wash the quilt (gentle, cold water), put it on the dryer on low heat (or fluff), take it out before it is dry, put it on a sheet on the floor, and if it is out of square then I can pin it to the carpet to make it square until it dries. If it's a smaller quilt I can pin it on the design wall and accomplish the same thing. Usually just laying it out and letting it dry square (without pinning) is enough.

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    Thank you all for your assistance. As usual you have been a gareat help.

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