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Thread: Help with Wonky 45 Deg Corners

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    Super Member M.I.Late's Avatar
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    I made a table runner that comes to a point. The 90deg. corners are fine, but the 45 deg corners are all wonky. What did I do wrong. When attatching the binding on the front side, I sewed off through the corner at the 1/4" mark and stopped. Folded up the binding at a 90 deg. or 12 o'clock, I then folded it back down and let it come down enough to follow the 45 degrees so it would follow along the next edge I'm attaching it to. I did try to keep the fold even with the top of the 45 (at 12 O'clock. Should I have let it come down on the fold on top more into a 45 at the fold? Help... I'm prepared to rip the binding out, but only if there's a fix for what I have. Apparently you have to click download to see the PDF showing the problem
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    The easiest way for me would be to take out a few stitches in those spots and then restitch them by hand. You can manipulate the binding as you sew then, I would start with the corners and work out :wink: :D:D:D

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    I was having trouble with binding 60* corners. Riversong did a tutorial here that really explained it well. She is the champ at octagonal table runners. Check out her tute-I think (hope) it will help you, too.

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    Thank you Jan for posting this, I had forgotten about that tutorial :oops:

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    Here is a link to help you.....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vci9-li3aYU

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    Thank you Riversong! That did the trick. Really appreciate the help.

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    Thank you Jan and Amma for getting me to Riversong. I'm redoing the binding and am good to go.

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    IT WORKED! WOW What a difference. Can't wait to do an octagon now. I knew there was something I was missing. Thanks so much everyone for the help! Doing the happy dance...
    Gayle

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    I've not ever encountered a problem like that but read the thread and watched the 'tute video. Now I know where to look.

    Thanks for posting and glad your project got fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    I was having trouble with binding 60* corners. Riversong did a tutorial here that really explained it well. She is the champ at octagonal table runners. Check out her tute-I think (hope) it will help you, too.
    I can't find the tute, can anyone help me?

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