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Thread: Squaring a quilt block

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    Super Member raptureready's Avatar
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    For some reason in one of my BOM's one of my blocks turned out HUGE!!! I don't know, maybe I forgot to trim the pieces down. But anyway, if I trimmed the whole block down it looked horrible. Rather than to redo the whole thing I added a few more pieces and it will be the "medalion" block for my quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dee
    Help! I just finished all the blocks for a BOM. Of course each block is different and they each need to be squared. Problem is that with some of the blocks, squaring them will cut off the star points and triangle points. What should I do?
    I'm with those who say unsew it and do it again. If you have to resew a bias seam multiple times, consider recutting the piece and starting over, as they are apt to stretch, giving you a different problem.

    However, next time, you might consider doing the squaring with each of the subcomponents. You'll be happier with your finished product.

    Another option for the future is to paper piece the tricky parts whenever possible. This usually produces a good result also.

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    Thanks so much for the suggestions. Wouldn't you know it, the blocks with star points or triangles are the ones that are larger than the 12" they're all supposed to be. I will try to alter only the most obvious ones and smile at the rest! :lol:

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    let us know what you decide

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    please show us pictures :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    I always get amused with questions like this. Quilts are large, they get quilted, they get put on a bed or hung on a wall. Do people really think those quilts are examined so closely by others that little things like matched seams and points ae noticed? People just see the pretty pattern and colors. That doesn"t mean I don't try to get mine right, but I don"t stress out over it. My quilts aren't being made for contests.
    You are correct! Us quilters can't seem to get past that there are mistakes to be made, we just have to get over it!

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