Terrific Tip Tuesday: Squaring a Quilt


Today’s tip is a special request courtesy of Sarah at Stitching & Bacon. She asked me for tips on squaring a quilt. I put a chair next to my cutting table to hold the bulk of the weight. You don’t want anything pulling and stretching.


My best advice is use two rulers: your largest square and you longest rectangle. I start by lining up the square in a corner and trimming.


Then I switch to the rectangle. I constantly check the lines of the ruler to make sure they’re “square” with seams in the quilt. I line the ruler up with at least 6″ of already cut area; this keeps me square.


When you get to the next corner, switch back to the square and repeat the process. Works like a charm every time!

xo LC

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