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Squaring Up a DIY Quilt Block

By: Carolina Moore for

Squaring Up a DIY Quilt Block
Squaring Up a DIY Quilt Block
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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 quilt 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
  • Rotary cutter
  • Glow line tape

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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.

Learn How to Square Up a Quilt Block

Instructions for Squaring Up a DIY Quilt Block

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

  2. Mark off your ruler with the glow line tape.

  3. Line up your square on top of your block.

  4. Line up the lines on your ruler with the reference seams on your block.

  5. Use your rotary cutter to cut one side, and then the other.

  6. Rotate your quilt block 90 degrees and repeat the process, and repeat this process with all your other blocks.

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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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