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Thread: Help! I can't turn the corner!

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    Junior Member dsch's Avatar
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    Question Help! I can't turn the corner!

    I am trying to turn the corner with the 3 sections of sashing/blocks visible on the right hand side. Is there someplace to get directions for this plan? Can someone offer some suggestions as to how to get the 3 sections to turn the corner? Eventually, there will be the same 3 sections on the left side of this. I don't mind having to cut a block in the center knowing that that may be the only possible way to turn the corner, but I need some system of doing it as I must make about 10 of these turns. HELP!! or am I just crazy to attempt this? Thanks for any & all help.
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    Junior Member dsch's Avatar
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    The center blocks and sashing strips are 4 1/2" each.

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    i would use a cornerstone instead of trying that complicated maneuver
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    I want to help but don't understand what you mean.
    Are you intending for the red/green strip on the right side of your photo to be a sashing strip and it needs to go around each side of the pink/green section? And therefore, turning the corner neatly is your issue???

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    It looks like you have 2 units on the right side, 1 is only green & cream. Would it be possible for you to enlarge that to the size of what the 2 units joined is and then when you continue around the corner you would start with your unit that has the red in it? Clear as mud?

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    If the pictures will load, this is what I am trying to do. The green one is only folded; the purple one is pieced & accidentally turned out ok. Haven't a clue how I managed to do it!
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    I would attach the solid first, then the pieced, then the solid one at a time. To do it with just one seam at the corners you need a piece of fabric that goes past the corner by the same number of inches as the border is wide. Lets say your main part is 8 inches long, then your 1st border needs to be (8 plus 4 plus 4) 16 inches long. Then you add the points area. If they are 4 inches long from corner to point you will need 12 inches for that 1st border. For the center pieced border the side will be 16 plus 4 plus 4 equals 24 inches, for the point it will be 12 inches plus 4 plus 4 which is 20 inches. Do you get the concept? You will be mitering each corner. Here is a page on youtube that is all about mitered corners. One will probably help.

    http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...ac.ySjHgnxue7o

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    Thanks, will check it out in the morning.

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