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    Shiny Thimble

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    Question "?when to square a quilt??

    Hi I am new to quilting and my question is this "do you first square your finished quilt top before you quilt it or after or both?" thanks for any help.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: "?when to square a quilt??

    I usually square things up when I add borders then again after quilting.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: "?when to square a quilt??

    I've found that if I square the blocks as I go along, there isn't a whole lot of squaring when you're done. I do make sure I measure three places and average before I measure and cut my borders (both directions).
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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: "?when to square a quilt??

    I kinda do both. Square up blocks as I go, check after borders and mostly definitely after quilting.

    And.......welcome to the forum from Michigan!

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    Designer Diva

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    Default Re: "?when to square a quilt??

    Quote Originally Posted by KPH View Post
    I've found that if I square the blocks as I go along, there isn't a whole lot of squaring when you're done. I do make sure I measure three places and average before I measure and cut my borders (both directions).
    I have only made a few but this is what I have done also. ^
    It is how I learned in my first quilt class

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: "?when to square a quilt??

    Yup! Square each block as you make them. They need to measure all the same size. I square the corners of finished tops. If you are adding borders, makes sure all sides of the quilt top have straight edges. Square the corners after each border. Once it's all quilted, square the corners again. All the squaring up makes for a better quality quilt.

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