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Thread: squaring blocks-where to start?

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    Super Member GrammaNan's Avatar
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    Great question and great answers. I learned a lot, thanks.

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    watch out if you have points in the block. You dont want to cut off your points. Be sure and have 1/4 in seam allowance past your points.

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    Measure ALL of your squares first. Take the smallest/shortest one and place your ruler on top. Make sure your block is laying flat and smooth. Line up the 45* line from corner to opposite corner. Middle of this line laying dead center on block. Trim away fabric outside of ruler edge with your rotary cutter. Turn block clockwise, do all over again until all sides are done. From the smallest one now you can trim the rest. However, if you have points that may be trimmed away, that is a whole 'nuther story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martha jo
    Then you pick what you want to be the center. Usually you can pick the part of the doll that you think is the center and leave blank space all around. I use block rulers also. Center you picture and trim to size. Lots of blocks are 12 1/2 inches so a ruler that size is very useful.
    hi martha,i'mwondering if i canfold the block infourths,mark the center,then line up my 45 degree mrkings& cut off whatever lines up? [clear as mud,right?] good grief,i wish i could use this#&^& machine so people could at least understand what i wastrying to get across!

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