Quilt Tip Tuesday #12 Squaring a Block
I just got back from Quilt Market and Quilt Festival. What a busy twelve days. I saw so many beautiful quilts and met some great people. Walking through the quilts is awe inspiring and the vendors had so many beautiful and exciting ideas. I'm exhausted but inspired. Now down to work.
When I first started quilting I didn't know that I needed to square up my blocks. It didn't occur to me. I went to retreat and watched a woman square up each of her blocks and thought. Maybe I should be doing that. Problem was when I tried to square them up I never really understood where to start from. Well I found this video and it has been a huge improvement in the look of my quilts. There are lots of methods to square up a block but I have to say Kits From Carla's video, for me, is the easiest.
I used the the TQM Triangle Tool for miniatures. Which is a 1 1/2" unfinished half-square-triangle. I am working on a pattern for this tool and a miniature binding tool. As soon as it is complete I will post. The squares are 1" on this little quilt.
My video for squaring up a block:
I added one step to her method which was to use a sticky dot on the back of the paper. I had problems with the paper moving. The sticky dot took care of that and doesn't leave any residue on the fabric. Make sure you watch Carla's video. It is in much more depth than mine. She shows you all of the details. My video shows you how to use the sticky dots when squaring up.
This method should make your end product look so much better.
That's all for this week. I wish you my Irish goodbye.
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