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Thread: How to do Mitered Borders on a quilt???

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    Member Lystra's Avatar
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    I always learn so much here so I was wondering if any of you had a simple way of doing mitered borders...I have looked at a few "how tos" from google but I'm still confused. I am not catching all of my seams in the finished border corner....any advice? Thanks so much in advance!!

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    your borders need to be longer than each side. place a dot at the exact 1/4" spot on each corner of the border (wrong side.
    start and stop sewing exactly on that dot- attach each side--
    turn quilt diagonally- line up the two corners on top of each other, draw a diagonal line matching the folded edge of the quilt, stitch along that line= trim corner to leave a 1/4" seam==

    go to the tutorial page there are plenty of tutorials and pictures to help you along the way.
    also visit Fons and Porter's love of quilting- they just had a technique show and have a vidoe on mitered corners. it does not matter if it is a binding, a border or a frame- miters are done the same way.

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    Pittsburgpam has a great tutorial:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-21057-1.htm

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    There are several you tube videos as well, if you are someone who needs to "see" what to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    Thanks for the link...I'm printing as I type.

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    cool! I need this help too

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    Hey, thanks for the link!

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    Another tip is, if you have multiple borders, sew all your border fabrics together first before doing your mitre. That way you are doing one seam instead of multiples.

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