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    Squaring up

    Anyone have a really good video to watch on "how to square up a block". I have watched a few and I still cannot figure out how to do it.
    Claudia

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    Re: Squaring up

    Not a video but a good tutorial: http://justquilty.com/2012/08/how-to...sewing-series/
    Vonnie

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      Re: Squaring up

      Many years ago I took a class called "Perfect Piecing". Our instructor taught us to keep squaring up as we make a block. For instance, using several half square triangles to make a block like a shoe fly. Square up each half square triangle before making the shoefly block then square up the shoefly block. Whenever instructions say to cut 3 7/8" squares for making 3 1/2" half square triangles, cut 4" squares instead and it makes it easier to get a perfect 3 1/2" half square triangle block when you square it up. That was just an example. If I have instructions for any size block and it ends with 7/8" I always round up to a full number then later square it up.

      This is probably clear as mud but hope the instructions in the above post are helpful.
      Vonnie

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        Re: Squaring up

        The biggest help for me is several different sizes of square rulers. I have one that's by Creative Grid that I really like. The square rulers have the diagonal line with helps line up the corners. For me, that's a big help.
        Patrice S

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          #5
          Re: Squaring up

          Look at the last video posted on this link: http://quiltville.blogspot.com/p/videos.html

          Bonnie shows how she uses a small square ruler to square up a square in a square block. Really neat.
          Vonnie

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