Question: How do you square a quilt top before quilting?

Should I square up my quilt before adding borders?

Once your piece is quilted, you need to make the edges even and square before adding your binding. It is easier and more accurate to trim the quilt sandwich if the three layers are sewn together at the edge. Otherwise, the bottom layer can shift and you end up with edges that are not the same.

Do you bind a quilt before quilting?

Binding a quilt is the final step in finishing. Before you bind, you need to somehow “quilt” your quilt. This means to attach the front and back, with batting in between. I usually machine quilt (or have someone else do it) my quilts these days.

How do you know if a quilt is square?

So what exactly does it mean to “square up a quilt?” It means all your corners are cut square at a 90° angle, and all your edges are cut straight. This will make attaching your binding much easier, and when your quilt is laid out on a bed or folded neatly, it will look professionally made.

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