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Thread: SHOOT, my mitered corners on my sashing are not right.

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    Angry SHOOT, my mitered corners on my sashing are not right.

    I mitered the corners on my Liberated Log Cabin Quilt last night and they did not turn out right. I followed the directions I found on line and they were very clear. However, after I ironed them I can see the sashing warping. After closer inspection I can see where I could have sewn the miter line tighter. Does anyone have any hints on making this of easier and goof proof.



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    I can't help you with the mitre, but am wondering if you have been eating a lot of red pistachios lately?
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    without seeing the actual quilt it appears that the border was not accurately measured and marked. You have to mark the corner on the block and the corner (dot the end) of the border. I find it easier to actually mark the stitching line on the two border pieces. There have to be marked at the exact 90 degree angle. Fold the block diagonally and then pin the borders. Does this make any sense. However, I find that marking the stitching lines on the border help get it a good squared corner.

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    Did you starch the fabric? It may have stretched. Looks like you need to trim the fabric a bit to fit. I would draw a line from the inside corner out at 45 degree angle. Then I would sew it from the inside corner out to the edge. Pin it well so it doesn't slip (or glue baste).

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    I leave my border ends just slightly longer than they need to be then from the back using a straight edge draw a line from the stitching line on the quilt to the spot where the border pieces intersect. Fold the quilt, right sides together, so that the border pieces line up straight (it will look like a giant triangle) then stitch on the line drawn. Turn and make sure they lay flat then trim the seam to a quarter inch. So far it has worked well and I haven't had any wonky mitered corners.

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    LOL, I noticed that when I posted. My fingers are a normal pinkish tone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Canada Kate View Post
    I can't help you with the mitre, but am wondering if you have been eating a lot of red pistachios lately?


    I did mark my lines, but Im using the Frixion pen that disappears when heated. Im not wondering if I forgot to correctly line my ruler at 90 degrees.

    I got so frustrated last night I had to put it away. I am slowly working on it now so will see how it goes.

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    So i pulled the stitches out and redid the mitered corners. I starched A LOT (this fabric is really stretchy) and things look perfect. Thanks for all the tips.

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    So glad you got it fixed to your satisfaction. I really hate it when things don't work like they're supposed to. And, of course, it's never "operator trouble." LOL

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    from the photo, it looks like you should have stitched where the fold line is.

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    On mitered corners it is important to stop sewing exactly at the 1/4 inch from the corner mark. This allow you to fold the main body of the block or quilt on the 45 and draw a true 45 line on the border to be mitered. When you sew the miter, you should stop at the same 1/4 inch mark on the inside edge. With all the pieces stopped at the 1/4 inch mark in the corner you can iron the corner nice and flat without any bulk. I'm glad you got it worked out and maybe the next one will be easier.

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