How to Square Up Quilt Blocks and 2 “Oops” Fixes

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Square Up Blocks with Rulers You Already Have!

Once your quilt blocks are made it’s important to square them up. That ensures they are the same size, have nice straight edges, and fit together nicely.

There are many ways to square up blocks but this primer from Carolina Moore demonstrates three popular methods. She also covers two good-to-know hacks for blocks that aren’t quite the correct size.

How to Square Up Quilt Blocks and Secret "Oops" Tricks

You can use rulers you already have to square up blocks. However, if you have a lot of blocks of one size a square ruler of the same size will be the fastest way to do them. A rotating cutting mat will also speed up the process.

How to Square Up Quilt Blocks and Secret "Oops" Tricks

Photo from Ubuy.

We love how Carolina uses a lens from her Gypsy Quilter Spot On Dot Magnifying Lens Set to align her ruler with the centers of the blocks.

Watch as she demonstrates the various squaring-up methods in the following video.

Click here to watch the video at YouTube if it doesn’t play on your device.

The following tools referenced in the video can help with the squaring-up process:


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