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Quilting with Squares and Rectangles

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Squares and rectangles and the basic building blocks of every quilt.  They form the grid of the quilt.

However, sometimes we don't want to piece the fabric.  Fabric is beautiful.  Sometimes we cut it apart and put it back together again, and other times we just want big patches of it.

The picture above shows part of a quilt that is nothing but squares.  Who would want to cut up that beautiful floral print?  All I did on this quilt was find a sold that blended well, and alternated squares of the floral print with the solid print.

It was fast, easy, frugal, and the quilt is beautiful.  Best of all, the fabric did all the work.

All you need to cut squares is your ruler, cutting mat, and rotary cutter.  Be sure your fabric is pressed.  When you cut fabric, you want to use the lines on the ruler.  Never use the mat for your cutting lines.

Always find at least two lines on the ruler to match up with your fabric so that you make an accurate cut.



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