Hi Guest, Welcome to the quilting forums, register now —or—

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16
  1. #11
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    9,193
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Not so charming squares

    Always measure your pre-cuts to make sure they are square! Most of the time, they're pretty okay, but sometimes they can be off by 1/8" or more. I take the time to square them before I use them.

  2. #12
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    1,893
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Not so charming squares

    I have had pretty good luck with Moda precuts. I have bought a couple of other brands that were off. I do like precuts especially cake squares and use a lot of those.

  3. #13
    9 Patch Princess

    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    St. Loiuis, MO
    Posts
    103
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Not so charming squares

    Yes, they are not all square and don't even measure as they should. I am now just taking off about a 1/4" to make them square.

  4. #14
    Binding Belle

    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    Northern Colorado
    Posts
    217
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Not so charming squares

    Well learning that makes me not feel so bad about my very ugly crossing paths quilt. Nothing was working! It makes sense that I would have had the troubles I did if my strips were "off".

    Learned something new here today! Thanks!

  5. #15
    Fabric Fanatic

    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Posts
    7
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Not so charming squares

    I've been working with precuts for several years, and have never had a problem with them other than a few fat quarters cut off-grain. I always square my blocks anyway, so maybe some were off and I just didn't notice.

  6. #16
    Fabric Fanatic

    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Posts
    7
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Not so charming squares

    I've actually only used pre-cut charms when they were freebies; if I want 5" squares I get a layer cake or a fat quarter pack and cut it.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •