Monday, December 11, 2006


Mitered Square Question

For everyone that has finished a mitered square blanket, I was wondering if you blocked every miter individually or if you sewed them into blocks and blocked them? Thanks!

I blocked my miters before I stitched them together. It seemed to help with the seaming. And I didn't feel like I had a thousand things to do once I finished all the miters.

I started a No-Sew version and will block the 4-block.
I didn't block my garter stitch ones at all, but think you might have to in stockinette.
I blocked them with an a steam iron - faster and easier than handwashing and pinning...
I blocked them with a steam iron (see also: my mom blocked, I seamed). It was very helpful to flatten the selvedges for seaming. See the results here:

Good luck!
I blocked mine a few at a time as I finished them. I just wet them and lay them flat to dry on a towel.
Block first. Then, if you used different kinds of yarn, as I did, they get closer in size to each other. It's easier to mattress stitch them together when they're flat and straight. I did batches of 6 - 8 at a time, and then sewed, so as not to go crazy at the end.
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