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Thread: Top not square

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    Top not square

    What should I do about this: After a 12 month Tonga block of the month, my quilt top is not square. I measured it when I was geting ready to add the first border. I measured the center, left and right "both ways" (Hope I'm making myself clear.) One way, I was about 1 1/2" apart and the other direction I was almost 2" between the largest and smallest numbers.

    The blocks and setting were fairly complex. The pattern name is: Tonga Rhapsody by Wing and a prayer design.

    The insets for setting the blocks were all on the bias. I tried to be very careful, but......

    Any advice would be appreciated!
    Janet

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    You might want to find Sharon Schambers' ideas on squaring up on the Web. She uses a misty sprayer, and T pins stuck into the carpet, and I don't know what else, but she is certainly successful at winning prizes, so there might be something there that you can use. With all of those seams and the bias, you might have enough ease to get it squared up.
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