Thursday, August 30, 2007

Squaring up Blocks...




This is what I was working on today. Squaring up 78-- 6-1/2 inch quilt blocks for my quilt group, for a fund raiser we have once a year for our guild. It is not one of my favorite things to do in quilting but, it is worth it in the end because when we sew it all together it fits good. These are redwork blocks of Hawaiian appliqué designs. They will be put together with some Hawaiian fabric. It is suppose to be all red and white but some of the members what to add a little black. We will try it and see how it looks, then decide.







The second picture shows a tip I like to use when squaring up blocks (I don't remember where I got this tip from but it is a good one). I use a dry erase marker to mark on the ruler, on the line or lines, I need to use to square. I center my design in the middle of my marks and trim away the fabric. After I am finished I wipe off the marks with a paper towel. Easy! (Just remember- Don't touch the marks while on the ruler or they will rub off).




I'm leaving tomorrow for the weekend. When I get back, maybe I will have enough blocks squared up to lay out and take a picture to show you.




Quilt til your arm falls off...

1 comment:

Rabbit Stitchings said...

What a great tip to use the dry eraser markers on the rulers to square up! Thanks