How to Square Up Blocks That Are a Bit Too Small

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An Ingenious Solution for Slightly Undersized Blocks!

In an ideal world every quilt block will turn out perfectly square and of the exact size. However, when blocks don’t turn out perfectly, the next step is to square them up.

Often a block is slightly too large, in which case you can usually trim it to a perfectly sized square. But what do you do if the block is slightly too small on one or more sides?

How to Square Up a Block That's a Bit Too Small

Rachel Rossi has a great solution that works for any block with edges that fall within the 1/4″ seam allowance (for blocks that are short by more than that consider this solution).

In the following article she covers how to square up a block that’s too large, then one that’s too small. Her method uses freezer paper to allow slightly small blocks to stitch together perfectly at the right size. Learn how her ingenious solution works in the following article.

Click here for the “Squaring Up A Quilt Block” article.

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