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How to Square a Quilt Block

By: Carolina Moore for favequilts.com
How to Square a Quilt Block
How to Square a Quilt Block
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When it comes to making your quilt top perfectly square, this How to Square a Quilt Block video tutorial is exactly what you need. There is nothing worse than going to finish combining your quilt blocks to make your quilt top and realized you rectangled some of them. This quilt video not only shows you how to square your block, but it also gives you great tips and tricks for how to avoid making any mistakes. Plus, this how-to video makes it super easy to visualize what you are supposed to do so you don't have to deal with confusing instructions!

Materials List

  • Quilt blocks
  • Square ruler
  • Rotary cutter
  • Glow line tape

How to Square a Quilt Block

Instructions for Squaring Your Quilt Block

  1. Measure you quilt block to see how large you want them to be when they are square.

  2. Mark off your ruler with the glow line tape.

  3. Line up your square on top of your block.

  4. Line up the lines on your ruler with the reference seams on your block.

  5. Use your rotary cutter to cut one side, and then the other.

  6. Rotate your quilt block 90 degrees and repeat the process.

  7. Repeat this process with all your other blocks.

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