Squaring up the Strudel quilt top
Squaring up a quilt top is not a particularly unusual element of the quilting process. While you may not care to bother doing it with most traditionally pieced quilts (and if I’m honest, I often don’t bother unless I have been particularly sloppy in my piecing process), squaring up the Strudel quilt is an unavoidable part of the quilt-making process because of the strip-piecing construction process used to piece it.
But, Xanthe, do I really have to square up the Strudel quilt?
Yes. Sorry. But don’t worry, it’s not hard and it’s not a long process because you only have to square up the top edge.
As you can see in the image below, once the quilt top is pieced you will have uneven edges that need to be trimmed before the basting, quilting and binding process can be completed. So watch on, my friend, and all will be explained!