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What does blocking a quilt mean?

What does blocking a quilt mean?

Blocking a quilt is the process of manipulating a quilt into a squared-off, flat shape after quilting.

How do you square a quilt top before adding borders?

  1. Step 1: Adjust the Quilt Top. First of all, place the quilt top on a cutting surface or any large table.
  2. Step 2: Place Straight Edge Cutting Ruler. Place the ruler on the quilt top corner.
  3. Step 3: Use Square Quilt Ruler.
  4. Step 4: Start Cutting.
  5. Step 5: Repeat the Process.

Why are the edges of my quilt wavy?

Pin the center to the center of the top, pin the quarters to the quarter marks, pin the ends together and then where you may need to ease, work from there. Then when you put your binding on, hold the layers as you sew. Visit KalamaQuilts’s homepage! That isn’t very wavy.

What to do with wavy border on quilt?

Be sure to use thread that matches the border fabric. On multiple borders, heavily pin the intersections and consider pressing the seams open in the area of the tuck before sewing the dart. Trim the seam allowance to ¼”, and then press open. Reattach the border to the quilt. Yes, this is an option!

What’s the best way to quilt the edge of a quilt?

Bring each outer edge of the quilt top to these marks, and then ease in the top along your reference line, using pins to secure it in place. If you intend to quilt off the edge of the top, then also single-stitch baste along the edge to secure it before removing the pins.

Why are the borders on my Candy Apple quilt wavy?

The answer is that you will be stretching your border fabric as you attach it to the quilt top. All of the excess fabric will then end up being a wavy border, which makes it very hard for the person doing the actual quilting to get your borders to lie flat. Here is a picture of the very bottom of a quilt that is almost finished: