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Old 07-27-2016, 11:57 AM
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I made 30 blocks for a quilt and squared them up yesterday. However, when I started to try to put my rows together nothing is matching. They are all 10 " blocks but they are heart blocks and they don't sit straight in a row. Is there anything I can do to save this? I am so upset. I spent so much time on these blocks and someone is counting on me for this quilt. Thanks for all your help.
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Old 07-27-2016, 12:02 PM
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Oh, I am so sorry!!!!

Do you have a picture so that we can see? I wonder if when you squared up the blocks you didn't square up off of the same point or measure out from the middle....
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Old 07-27-2016, 12:02 PM
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If you squared all the blocks to the same size, they should be lining up. If you are sashing between them, you need to use pins and ease the blocks to the sashing size. Mark your long sashing in the seam allowance to where the blocks should end up and pin to fit the marks.
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Old 07-27-2016, 12:13 PM
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Can you show us a picture of your blocks all together? Maybe we can come up with a solution for you. There are a few tricks, but we need to see what the problem is to give you the right one.
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Old 07-27-2016, 12:40 PM
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I agree with Tartan that sashinng might help even out the blocks and the look of them. And especially pinning them and easing them to the correct size.
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Old 07-27-2016, 01:37 PM
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What is it that isn't matching up?
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Old 07-27-2016, 01:45 PM
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I found out the hard way when I made the following 4x4 unit in a sampler quilt. I wasn't careful enough when I squared the blocks so the small yellow square at the corners of each block were slightly different sizes and did not line up to make a neat square. I wish I had just left them and eased to make the seams match. It would have been much easier.
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Old 07-27-2016, 01:53 PM
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Thank you everyone. Here are the blocks laid out. When I pin them the points on the side of each heart is not matching the next one.
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Since they almost match, but not quite, I think the easiest way to fix it would be a narrow sashing. Either the check fabric or a solid black.
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Old 07-27-2016, 02:03 PM
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Kassaundra, you don't think it will look weird that they do not match once the sashing is added?
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