“Squaring-Up” Quilt Lessons

September 28, 2013

Our quilt lessons never end.  Whether we are a Newbie Quilter or an Experienced Quilter – there is always a lesson just around the corner for us.  I’ve noticed many experienced Quilters still do not “square-up” projects as they proceed from beginning to end.  Also, some Quilters have forgotten those beginning quilt lessons where all the basics were taught – a little reminder always helps.  Our quilting journey never ends as far as our learning curve – whether it’s a reminder for a technique learned years ago, or a new piece of information – quilt lessons are always there. Have you ever had problems in getting your quilts to lay flat and/or be free from waves?  If you have, do you know what the problem is?  Most times, it is because your project has not been “squared-up” as you progress from start to finish. The term “squaring-up” does not necessarily mean that everything is a total square.  It simply means that measurements are equal from side to side in width on the top, middle, and bottom.  It also means that your measurements are equal in length on each side and in the center from top to bottom. It is important to make sure you are dealing with precise measurements from the very first center block to the very last border applied to your project.  Once your quilt has been quilted, it is again necessary to “square-up” before sewing your binding. This QuiltAddict.com video will provide you with some quilt lessons in dealing with “squaring-up” your projects.  Good luck on being “square” [youtube]http://youtu.be/X7WMBeIqFjo[/youtube]   Visit us at QuiltAddict.com to see why quilting is …………….A Great Habit. We welcome your comments, which can be created by using the "Leave a Reply" box below. A new feature is the ability for friends to attach photos to your comments. To attach a photo:  1.) Click on "Choose File"  2.) Find your photo in your computer's photo or document files  3.) Double click on the file name attaches it to your comment.  4.) The file name will be in the "Choose File" window, although photo is not visible in Comment yet  5.) Click "Submit Comment" to attach photo and complete Comment.