Friday, August 5, 2011

Request - help!

Can someone point me in the right direction for a tutorial on properly squaring up a quilt? The process makes me REALLY nervous - I put all this work into this thing, and now I have to do what? Cut some off!? Yikes!

I'm working on some quilts with more intricate designs - half square triangles, hexagons (hey, I'm a beginner) and don't want to screw up more than necessary along the way. I know I've made the mistake of not squaring up all the HSTs before sewing them into rows...but I've learned the error of my ways...and figure I should probably square up the rows themselves before sewing them all together, right?

Thank you, and have a great weekend!


  1. Once you get the hang of HSTs you'll love them. I have quite a few tutorials on them there's links to other tute from this post.
    Yes I always square up the HSTs but not usually the rows, once in a while I do have to even up a small part. Just take your time and piece very slowly and it will all start to come together. You cam always email me or tweet me for some help.

  2. this is the tutorial i use.. it's pretty straight forward :)

    Hope that helps!