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Thread: Squaring Quilts

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    Senior Member Loretta's Avatar
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    Do you square up your quilt before or after it's quilted?

    Thank you. :-P

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    I square up at each step along the way. That way the final quilt is easier to square.I square it before I layer for quilting. The last squaring up I do after the quilting.

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    Only for my big ones, after is quilted I wash it, block it on the carpet until is dry and then square it.

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    http://www.quiltuniversity.com/squaring_up.htm

    article and video to watch, enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    Only for my big ones, after is quilted I wash it, block it on the carpet until is dry and then square it.
    You wash it before putting on the binding?

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    I usually square up as I go along.

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    I square up each stitched section of the quilt block. Then square up the finished quilt block. Then when I piece the blocks into rows it is already squared up.

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    I square up as I go, but after you quilt it usually is all distorted so you have to square before binding.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    Only for my big ones, after is quilted I wash it, block it on the carpet until is dry and then square it.
    You wash it before putting on the binding?
    Yes. This way if it shrinks, it happens before I square it. I like the look of the shrunk fabric, but I like my edges straight.

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