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    Hello

    My name is Deb . I have started to learn about quilting . I found this board today and thought how better to learn . I have so many questions , but will read as much as I can . My first quilts are 4 inch sqares and low and behold , they are not even . I did not cut my own squares , I bought them , so I am thinking maybe some just weren't cut the right size . Then my sewing skills are good , but somehow the seams look like they are all the same , but , I haven't measured them .
    Can I cut it down where it does not come out even and it still look ok ?
    Deb

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
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    Welcome from Adrian, MI

    ps always check the size of the blocks before you start

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    Welcome from Florida!

    It depends what you have sewn together so far. If you've simply sewn 4 pieces together (2 x 2), you still have a shot at squaring them up and still being able to match your seams.

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    Hi Deb, welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Hello and welcome from Tennessee.
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    welcome from se TX -- disappointing to buy squares and not have them the same size -- good luck!!
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    Hi Deb- Welcome from Minnesota!
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    Welcome from NM. I have been there but the squares were cut by me. CeeTee's advise is great. I was able to square some of my squares but learned all about the numbers game lol

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    Thanks so much for the warm welcome . Uh oh , what is the number game ? These are twin size and top is finished but definitely not even . Should I cut to make even , I guess that would be the best senario . LOL I am learning . I also wanted to know if any of you use a blanket , instead of batting ? I also want to use a plain sheet for the back , but wanted to iron on transfers of family pictures ? Has anyone done this ?
    Have a wonderful day .
    Deb

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    Hi Deb!
    Welcome from Minnesota!
    Just square up each time you sew 4 blocks together!
    (use the SAME measurement each time you square them)
    Good luck!
    You can always get help on this board!!!

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    Hello, Deb, from Walnut Grove, Alabama

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