I'm stumped and need help. I've been quilting for several years and have always used a block/square binding around my quilts because I like a 1 to 2 inch wide binding.
I would love to make a mitered binding 1 to 2 inches wide. Unfortunately when I follow any directions for mitered binding, they all require that the batting and backing be trimmed to 1/4 inch, and the binding wraps around to the back just fine, and the corners are mitered.
However, if I trim the batting and backing to 1 inch, the corners will not miter. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fold the fabric to accomodate a 1 inch binding and still achieve a mitered corner?
I entered a quilt in compitition last year (for the very first time) that I'd spent over 100 meticulous hours creating (all applique). It didn't even receive an honorable mention; but did receive a judge's comment that the binding should have been mitered. Needless to say I was a bit miffed. (Kitty City quilt picture attached - I hope).
Please, please, please help! Thanks in advance.