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Thread: panel out of square

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    I bought a panel- when I cut the main panel out, it is not square.Top and bottom are OK. Sides are off by 1/2" and 3/4". I've taken a picture of the complimentary fabrics I bought.

    Can you help me figure out how to disguise the issue and help me with some borders and how to accent this. I have the pieces I cut off the top and bottom to use for the last corner blocks.

    Thanks!

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    i can't help you with the final panel..but i have found they are mostly all that way! i don't buy them much anymore.

    and i certainly don't prewash them!

    it sure is beautiful!

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    I would cut it down to the gold and add the borders there. Does that help to square it up some?

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    oh wait..take black, it is black/Blue on the outside right?
    and make the sashing for it..
    Then measure from the gold and square it up from there maybe?

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    i more pic.
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    Have you pulled it on the diagonal? Used spray starch and steam?
    After those two things, pin it to you mat in the correct size (lots of pins) and spray it again. Be patient while it dries.

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    it's blue and gold. I just cut it this way when I realized it was out of square. The top and bottom are cut 1/4" for a seam allowance.

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    Most panels aren't very square. I just eye ball them to make them look right. My quilts don't turn out square either, but I made them for kids and I didn't think that the kids would be checking to see if I made them perfect or not... :-D

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    I think you need to fold them to find the center and square from the center out. Fons and Porter addressed this issue in their show on PBS just this morning.

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    yep, I'd trim it down to give myself just enough room to seam it right up to the gold... then do the sashings from there.. Love the panel and ur assorted compliental fabrics!!
    I rarely truely square anything... I eyeball it and "it's close enough"!... I"m so bad.... tsktsktsk.. I think I should be sent to my rooom ( sewing room, that is) to think about my bad behavoir of not really measureing and squareing.... .. hehehehehe

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