All quilters have one part of quilting that they really just don’t like. At least, that’s what I keep telling myself! (I doubt that it is ever the fabric shopping though…)
My least favorite part of the whole process is squaring up the quilt.
Just look at how scary it is! There you have an almost nearly practically finished quilt, and you have to get a rotary cutter RIGHT NEXT TO IT! You have to cut off all the extra, but not too much! and don’t let that rotary cutter get away from you lest you slice up that beautiful so-close-to-being-done quilt! ACK – it is the thing quilt nightmares are made of!
So close to the end, but such danger lurking!
AND, it is where you can see all your problems if things haven’t squared up properly throughout the quilt, when suddenly your quilt is 42″ at the top and 40″ at the bottom.
No more fear though! This quilt is successfully squared and I’ll be hand-stitching down the binding tonight while watching some football.
Oh, and here’s one simple you-probably-know-it-already hint: roll up your binding like you can see to the right of the quilt above. I used to just throw it all over my shoulder and feed it on to the quilt that way, but MY GOSH, it would pull all the time and was just misery. By being rolled up and and on the table, it all moves very smoothly!
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