Blocking Your Quilt

For a quilt that lays flatter and hangs straighter, block it before putting the binding on. After you finish quilting, wet the quilt completely by either dunking it and removing the excess water, or thoroughly wetting with a spray bottle. Then lay the quilt on a clean sheet on the floor and gently pat into shape so that the corners are square and the sides are straight and flat. Allow to dry completely, then trim and bind.