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Squaring Up Quilt Blocks

Learn how to square up a quilt block with this tutorial.

By: Carolina Moore for
Squaring Up Quilt Blocks
Squaring Up Quilt Blocks
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Sewing a quilt is not an easy talent to master. However, this Squaring Up a DIY Quilt Block video tutorial will make sewing the perfect quilt that much easier. It can be extremely frustrating getting through all your DIY quilt blocks to find that you've somehow rectangled all of them and now they don't match up.

This how-to video can keep you from having to feel this kind of frustration with its easy to follow steps and super helpful tips. No matter if you are a master quilter or just starting the hobby, this quilting video will help you improve your quilting skills! 

Project TypeLearn a Technique

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Sewn byHand


Materials List

  • Quilt blocks
  • Square ruler (equal or bigger than your squares)
  • Rotary cutter
  • Glow line tape

Learn How to Square Up a Quilt Block

Squaring Up Quilt Blocks Tutorial:

  1. Measure your quilt blocks to see how large you want them to be when they are square.

  2. Mark off your ruler with the glow line tape on the appropriate measurement lines. Two sides with tape can be the edges of the ruler.

    Note: Trim the edges of the tape off with scissors or a rotary cutter.

  3. Line up your ruler on top of your block. Align the lines on your ruler with the center seams on your block as reference points to make sure the spacing is even.

  4. Use your rotary cutter to cut one side of your block, and then the other.

  5. Rotate your quilt block 90 degrees and repeat the process with the last two sides. Repeat this process with all your other blocks.

    Note: You should be able to line up both the center seams and outer edges.

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This video tutorial is super helpful for beginners.

I am so glad to see this video and tutorial on squaring up a quilt block because I am very new to quilting and had a hard time making my blocks squared right with ruler and the do not measure right. I love the tape idea to keep me from second guessing and messing it up. I will redo and use this technique. Anyone else do this?


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