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    Missouri Star

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    Default Update on LA Ruined My Perfectly Square Corners

    Blocking the corners worked!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for the idea.

    I'm currently working on our dining room table, so I laid down my Martelli cutting mat (which is heat resistant), put my old fashioned cardboard cutting mat on top (so I had a place to stick the pins), and put the quilt on top of that. I brought a glass of water to the quilt and just dipped my fingers and dampened, dampened, dampened.

    Then I tugged. I was so excited that the quilt adjusted! I pinned it to the cardboard mat and dry ironed.

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    I again thank you all for your support and the idea to block the corners. I had no idea that could work AFTER the sandwich had been quilted. (((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))
    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Update on LA Ruined My Perfectly Square Corners

    Great news, Toni. I am certainly going to remember this thread and the idea of blocking the corners of my quilts.
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    The Guild President

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    Default Re: Update on LA Ruined My Perfectly Square Corners

    I am so glad of your good news and that your quilt is perfect, the people of this forum are incredible

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    Default Re: Update on LA Ruined My Perfectly Square Corners

    I'll need to remember this also.

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    Default Re: Update on LA Ruined My Perfectly Square Corners

    We have the smartest members

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    Default Re: Update on LA Ruined My Perfectly Square Corners

    I have done this (unsquared my corners) while longarming, especially the bottom corners. So I guess it isn't so odd that it happened to your quilt. I love the way you handled the fix, I will do this method if my mitered corners end up wonky, most of my non square issues can be handled with a trim by the rotary cutter.

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    Default Re: Update on LA Ruined My Perfectly Square Corners

    Congrats on getting the quilt square. Glad this method worked for you!

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    Default Re: Update on LA Ruined My Perfectly Square Corners

    On to binding! I'm still flying high after this fix.

    Love the wisdom on this forum. A thousand thank you's!
    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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