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Thread: Binding and mitered corners on Borders

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    Hello Patrice,
    I would like to suggest a few online classes for the future if you can fit them in to your schedule?? I still have some trouble doing bias binding especially for vines and going around the corners of a quilt. Also I would like a demo on mitered corners for borders using stripe gfabric or such. Do you think you could help????

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    good idea, bebe. those are good suggestions for class topics.

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    noted. :mrgreen:

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    Hey Bebe, I wish you had posted this a few days ago, our very talented Patrice may have had time to post some much needed instructions which I could have put to good use on the binding of my art nouveau clematis quilt which I am just finishing off.

    Can somebody tell me why I end up with 'pointy' corners which rise up at the corner?? To give you an idea, if you lay your ruler along the top edge of binding, it would 'peak' up at the corners......am I doing something wrong??

    I followed the instructions regarding the mitering, so think am doing that right.......but then again.....???????????????? :lol:

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    Heres a picture of my 'pointy' corners - anybody got a clue why?? :?
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    Hi Izy, when I was looking at your pic, my DH looked over and said, "Wow, thats an interesting looking quilt, I really like that "loose looking flower". :D Just between you and me, thats quite a compliment since he is such a perfectionist :D

    I'm not sure about your corner, but a guess would be that you may have sewed a little farther towards the corner than you should have before you stopped and folded your fabric up, then back down to head down the next side of the quilt when you attached the binding to the quilt. I'm not sure I explained that so you could understand it...and I'm not sure thats it, :D but its my "best" guess, so I'll stick to it. The quilt is beautiful though and no one will really notice it but you...so don't worry!

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    Thanks Patrice
    I sure could use your help!!!!
    Bebe

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    Sandpat: Thank that dh of yours - compliments are always welcome!!

    Thre is another thread with this quilt featured in it - errmmm think its something like - Nearly finished my applique workshop have a look!!

    You can see more of the detail on there. I am still applying the beading, so when its finished I will post some more pictures for you all to see, I have really enjoyed this wall hanging!!

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    did you use bias? it's stretchy, which really doesn't help at corners.

    most likely, it's because of all the bulk that piles up at corners. when you turn everything right side out, all the stuff has to go somewhere. (like when you squeeze beeeeeeeeeeeg hooters into a too-small slingshot. :lol: :lol: :lol: )

    i have tried most of the methods i've found on the internet for mitring binding at corners. don't like any of them because i always end up with the pointy-lumpy things, too.

    i mitre the corners of my binding with seams now, as though they were borders. when i have instructions written to go along with the photos i took the last time i did a binding, i'll share. i doubt seriously that my method is unique. it's bound to be out there somewhere already. [don'tcha love that pun? :lol: :lol: :lol: ) i just don't know where.

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    Thanks Patrice, for your imput, I trimmed away as much 'excess' as possible, and weirdly two of the corners didn't turn out as pointy, and although I took my time and tried to alter them this way and that, I still couldn't get it to 'sit' at a 90 deg. corner!!

    Oh well, look forward to seeing your instructions with pictures, it sounds interesting your way!! :D

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