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Thread: Square up tool

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    Senior Member Char's Avatar
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    Any suggestions for a tool to accurately square up quilt blocks?
    I'd like to know how others do this.

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    I will definitely check the watch this topic box because I would like to know this too. Especially when none of the corners are square to start with. I seem to get a lot of paralelograms and trapazoids. Or do I mean rhombuses?? LOL

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    Omnigrid square up rulers...what else is there?

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    Accurate measuring, cutting and sewing to begin with. Some things just can't be rushed! When the pieces are all together, I have a 12.5 square ruler that I use. For some of the smaller blocks, I have a 9.5, a 6.5, a 4 and a 3...all depends on what I am making.

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    They make square up rulers. I think mine is 12 or 12 1/2 square. They are fantastic to use. Mine has a 45 degree line on it so I can use it to square HST's evenly. I have bought smaller ones for smaller blocks, but always end up using the large one. Check them out at your LQS or JoAnn's, HL wherever you shop. Mine is old; there may be more on the market.

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    Yes, I definitely use my large square template rulers..they work great for anysize square you are making. Great for guaging all for sides at once.

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    I used a 50% off coupon at Joanns and bought a package of square rulers 12.5, 9.5, 6.5, 4.5" works good for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins
    Accurate measuring, cutting and sewing to begin with. Some things just can't be rushed! When the pieces are all together, I have a 12.5 square ruler that I use. For some of the smaller blocks, I have a 9.5, a 6.5, a 4 and a 3...all depends on what I am making.
    I have these too and you can't go wrong using them! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I wish someone that really knows how to use it right would do a tut on squaring up. Never was taught how to use all the lines and degrees

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    I use my SHAPE CUT more than any other tool to square my blocks

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