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Old 08-15-2012, 07:32 PM
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Default Easiest Way to Square Up a Quilt

I got my quilt back from the LAQ and now need to sew on binding. However, I need to square up my quilt a bit.

What's the easiest way to square up a quilt?

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Old 08-15-2012, 08:13 PM
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I went to the hardware store and bought a metal T-square. You can get really big ones in the lumberyard area, but I settled for one that is about 2'x3'. I think it was $12.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:35 AM
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Agree with Prism99.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:59 AM
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What a good idea. I will be "borrowing" my husband's.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:10 AM
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I use my large square rulers and my cutting board underneath. I am intrigued by the new quilter's chalk line that uses the iron away powder. I am thinking of trying a regular carpenters chalk line with the white powder the next time I square up a quilt. Since I will be cutting along the snapped line it shouldn't matter if it is permanent or not because the binding will cover it.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:15 AM
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I use my square ruler (matching up border seam lines) & cutting mat to square up each corner & then trim each side using my longer ruler & cutting mat.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by donnajean View Post
I use my square ruler (matching up border seam lines) & cutting mat to square up each corner & then trim each side using my longer ruler & cutting mat.
When I take my quilts to a different store that doesn't square them up for me, I do this very same thing. This is how my LQS owner squares up my quilts for me, too.
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:10 AM
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I use a T-square my husband gave me.
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:19 AM
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I use my 15" square ruler and the 6x24 long ruler. That gives me plenty of length to trim. I also move the cutting bord under the quilt rather than the quilt over the cutting bord.
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:33 AM
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Yes I use my husbands, T square and levels, and straight edges....work wonderful.....and multiple using all those expensive tools of his.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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