I have always liked the phrase, “truing up”. It implies getting things straight. Coming into alignment. Making the edges workable. And because I mostly eyeball the lines in the early stages of my quilts, truing up also indicates progress toward finishing.
And then there’s screwing up. As in orienting one large section of the bottom of the quilt up-side-down. Oh well. Good thing I am developing a new relationship with my seam ripper.