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How to square a quilt with a laser square

Old 04-25-2019, 04:33 PM
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Why didn't I think of this??

quiltingdigest.com/how-to-block-and-trim-a-quilt-using-a-laser-square/
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Old 04-25-2019, 05:51 PM
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Interesting
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Old 04-25-2019, 07:11 PM
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How cool is that! I might need one of those.
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Old 04-26-2019, 08:08 AM
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I've been doing this for years. I saw the laser in DH's shop and thought Oh Boy it's perfect. I claimed it. Not as simple as it looks though. If quilt is almost square to begin with it works great. If it is off a lot then you may lose a lot of border or have to cut a block and then it looks wonky.
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Old 04-26-2019, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
Not as simple as it looks though. If quilt is almost square to begin with it works great. If it is off a lot then you may lose a lot of border or have to cut a block and then it looks wonky.
Or, you could use it to square it up first, then trim it!
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​It looks like a nice way to square up if I owned a laser square. Since I don’t, I will just continue on using my rulers and big square ruler in the corners.
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Or, you could use it to square it up first, then trim it!
Still if off a lot then you lose a lot. Been there too many times. LOL I tried squaring each block and then each row and said forget that. I'm not that much of a perfectionist and don't care to be one. The laser does impress my non quilting friends though.
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I simple use a metal carpenters square from Harbor Freight.....hasn't been out of square yet!!
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Old 04-27-2019, 06:33 AM
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the Bosh ones are very expensive...$50 and up....amazon has one for $12.
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