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Old 12-05-2013, 06:29 AM
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Shayla: Use that same method. Started out just not wanting to hassel with that 1/8th inch but realized it came out better on a block I was going to square up anyway.
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:39 AM
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:54 AM
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of course every 1/4inch of the way!!!!!! would you build a house without a square?
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:37 AM
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Always, always! Makes such a difference when sewing blocks together!!!
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:10 AM
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I absolutely square my blocks, and the pieces inside the block, if need be. For instance, if you're making a Log Cabin block, after certain rounds you will have a square. I square it up before adding more logs. By the time the Log Cabin block is completed, every component within the block is square. Thnik about it; you have to sew blocks together. If they are all squared, putting the quilt together goes as smooth as silk!
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:10 AM
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:13 AM
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If I hand piece - no, I don't square, but I usually do square up machine pieced blocks, especially if there are different parts to the whole & they all need to fit together. If you fudge enough, everything gets wavy & at some point, you can't fudge anymore.
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:37 PM
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I always square up a finished block. If not, the quilt may be very wonky
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:03 PM
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When I first started quilting several years ago, I found I couldn't measure and cut very good. My DH bought me the Go-Cutter the first year I started; however, I found that I don't have every size die needed to make some blocks. So, I bought the Guidelines 4 Quilting rulers. And have the June Tailor rulers! I have found that ACCURATE cutting, ACCURATE scant 1/4 seams and squaring up make for lovely blocks and quilts. It's worth all the extra steps in the end!
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:37 PM
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Squaring up even if there is very little to trim helps me.. even then I have to be really careful to get the seams matched!
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