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Thread: How to square a quilt with a laser square

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    How to square a quilt with a laser square


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    How cool is that! I might need one of those.
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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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    Quote 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    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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    the Bosh ones are very expensive...$50 and up....amazon has one for $12.

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