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Thread: I need help with how to miter a corner less than 90 degrees

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    Super Member Psychomomquilter's Avatar
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    I tried it and still not doing it right! I did follow the directions.

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    Fantastic. Thanks so much for the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    Look here and see if this will help you.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vci9-li3aYU
    Thank you so much for sharing this site. At the end, I read to get a 4 pg printout of it to go to her website. When I did, I couldn't find it. Did any of you find out where to print it out? I like to keep this kind of info in my "How To" binder.

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    Just make sure to stitch straigt to the very corner of the quilt/runner,etc. If you have to, draw a line.

    Fold the binding so that it's in the exact direction of the diagonal stitching. Start stitching again from the edge of the binding that is already stitched down (previous side of the quilt/runner etc)..making sure the seam allowance stays the same.

    Note where the video shows the seam allowance was trimmed close to the stitching. She used about a 1" seam, so you could see what she did.

    With a 1/4" seam allowance...your mitre is 1/4" in from both edges...that's the pivot point...your diagonal line/stitching goes from that pivot point to the exact corner of the quilt/runner etc.

    Once folded up at the angle of the diagonal seam, you fold again, towards the edge you will start to sew next. Make sure not to twist the first fold...keep it exact, then fold down over it...matching raw edges.
    Stitch from the top edge, 1/4" in (seam allowance amount)...and straight down, across the diagonal seam you made. Trim excess and fold. Tuck in excess if needed to match up the binding for a perfect looking mitre.

    I always fold my mitres oposite of the fold on the oposite (front) side of the project. Less bulk and a nicer finish that way.
    Marge

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychomomquilter
    I tried it and still not doing it right! I did follow the directions.

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    Thanks for the Marci Baker link. That is such a good demo, I bookmarked it for future reference. This is such a great group of quilters on this board!! Love you all!!!

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    Thanks so much--exactly what I've always wanted to know.

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    I watched that video and am so glad someone posted the linik. thank you

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    I bought her printout. I had a quilt with 10 corners - shaped somewhat like a hexagon, but with more sides. None of my corners came out the same. After repeatedly redoing, I said, what the heck & left them as they were. Never again!
    I was sending the quilt to Shanghai as a thank you. Hopefully there are no quilt police there!

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    Thanks for asking this question. I've got a table runner with an odd angle on my list of to-do's. Now I'll know how to handle that step when I get to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.
    I am adding binding to a table runner that is pointed at both ends but I don't know what to do at the corners. I have looked up mitering, but everything & everyone assumes that your corner is 90 degrees. Can any one help me with mitering those 4 corners (before the highest point) that are less than 90 degrees?

    Thank you,
    Thuan
    I'll bet if you put a square ruler on those end points you'll discover they're 90 degrees. The side corners are 135 degrees.

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