Saturday, July 28, 2012
Squaring Up The Blocks and Application of Sashing
This is the time that you will start to see the vision of your quilt top come into fruition! It doesn't matter if you have all the same block, different blocks or some of the blocks. It's your top, the way you want it!
RULE #1. MEASURE, THEN MEASURE AGAIN. I cannot stress this enough. Once you cut your block, you cannot go back, so of course we want to make sure our cuts are accurate.
The first thing we are going to do is learn to square up our blocks....yes, that again. Squaring up is the use of a square ruler on units, blocks or quilt tops to assure a right angle in all the corners.
Fabric has give and no matter how careful you are at each step in the construction of your block or your quilt, things may be out of square as you move along in the process. If you square up as you go, then you'll have a more successful outcome.