What do you do if your quilt is not square?

Why are my quilt blocks too small?

With too big of a seam allowance, your blocks might turn out smaller than you expected. Whether you’ve got a quarter-inch presser foot, rely on sewing machine markings, or use Craftsy’s sticky note method, you’ll want to measure it with a ruler to make sure it’s actually a scant 1/4-inch and not slightly off in size.

Should I square up my quilt before adding borders?

Before you sew the quilt blocks together, square them all up. After this, square up the center of the quilt before adding borders. After adding the borders, square them up too.

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.

What are coping strips in quilting?

A coping strip is essentially a border that is used to bridge the gap between two sections of a quilt or block that do not mathematically fit together. You would need to use a coping strip when: 1. The actual panel size is smaller than the size indicated on the pattern.

How do you cover sewing mistakes?

There are a number of options:

  1. Make a ruffly flower. Cut a long strip of fabric, sew along one edge and gather. It will start to curl around itself. …
  2. Applique something over the hole.
  3. Hide it with lace or ribbon.
  4. Make a bow and sew it over the top.
  5. Hide it with a decorative button.
  6. Sew a contrasting band over it.
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