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Old 08-20-2010, 07:35 PM
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Can someone lead me to a tutorial that shows/tells me how to square up a quilt top before attaching batting and backing? Please??
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:37 PM
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I don't square mine up until after it is quilted. The quilting can take it out of square :D:D:D
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by amma
I don't square mine up until after it is quilted. The quilting can take it out of square :D:D:D
same here
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Old 08-21-2010, 03:35 AM
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I don't quilt mine...I tie them. But the top is not square. So after yours are quilted how do you do it??
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Old 08-21-2010, 03:39 AM
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If you're pieces and blocks and rows are correct when putting together, shouldn't the quilt top be square (or rectangular).

At least that's how I do mine. If blocks are OFF it'll add up when connected to other blocks that are OFF.
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Old 08-21-2010, 04:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Randa
Can someone lead me to a tutorial that shows/tells me how to square up a quilt top before attaching batting and backing? Please??
Hi there, There is a person on youtube that does a good job, but she has a large space to do it on. I have tried it and some of mine are still off. I can't find it right now, but I am sure if you search for it, it will pop up.
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:06 AM
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Don't know if this is the type of answer you are looking for, but this is always where I start. For a square or rectangular quilt, if you lay the quilt out on the floor and measure the diagonals, the measurements should be the same. If I am way off in the diagonals, I then accurately measure all 4 sides (op sides should be equal). Then trim as needed (I make my border a wee bit larger than I nee just in case I need to do this)..
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Randa
Can someone lead me to a tutorial that shows/tells me how to square up a quilt top before attaching batting and backing? Please??
This includes blocks and quilts:
http://www.quiltuniversity.com/squaring_up.htm

Here are some more:
http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-sq...inding-232714/

http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/techni...p-quilt_1.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPlo79fz6P0

http://naptimequilter.blogspot.com/2...-tutorial.html

http://www.quiltersreview.com/articl...t/010416_c.asp

And I just noticed this one that seems to have a wealth of information on everything quilty.

Hope you find a guideline that suits you. Good luck!

An older post from Quilting Board:
http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-937-1.htm
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Great web sites! Thanks!
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:38 AM
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I square mine up after it is quilted...when I am cutting the extra backing and batting off so I can put the binding on.
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