Create a Perfectly Straight and Square Quilt!
There are a number a ways to block, square up and trim a quilt so that it’s ready for binding. However, a tool from the hardware store may provide the easiest and best results.
Creative quilters have discovered that an accurate laser square, like the Bosch GTL2 (found here), will produce perfect 90 degree angles and long straight lines. That’s just what you want for your quilt.
The following tutorial from Cowtown Quilts explains how to use a laser square for blocking a quilt. It’s a simple process that ensure a straight and square finished quilt.
In a second tutorial, Mandy from Mandalei Quilts shows how to use a laser square to mark a quilt for trimming. She applies tape along the laser lines and then trims alongside the tape.
Clever, and once the tape has been applied the quilt can be moved to the cutting table for trimming.
You may find a laser square in your or a friend’s workshop. Or, consider purchasing one just for the sewing room. Amazon has a nice selection, which you’ll find here.
Image Source: The photo at the top of the page is from BYCANDYP.
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