What do you do if your quilt is not square?

Does a quilt have to be square?

Once your piece is quilted, you need to make the edges even and square before adding your binding. It is easier and more accurate to trim the quilt sandwich if the three layers are sewn together at the edge. Otherwise, the bottom layer can shift and you end up with edges that are not the same.

How do you know if a quilt is square?

To answer your question specifically…

Another way to see if your quilt is square is to fold the side edges into the center and compare. If the edges are within a 1/4″ of each other and the center, you’re pretty much good to go. Repeat with the top and bottom edges folded into the center.

What does it mean to square up a quilt?

So what exactly does it mean to “square up a quilt?” It means all your corners are cut square at a 90° angle, and all your edges are cut straight. This will make attaching your binding much easier, and when your quilt is laid out on a bed or folded neatly, it will look professionally made.

Why are my quilt borders wavy?

You may be stretching the quilt itself or your binding fabric. Pulling on either of these can result in one being slightly longer than the other and causing the quilt edges to wave.

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How do you square?

Just take the number and multiply it by itself! If you square an integer, you get a perfect square! Check out squaring in this tutorial!