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Thread: Why miter the borders?

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    Super Member AlwaysQuilting's Avatar
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    I rarely miter the corners on my quilts.
    I knew a Mennonite and she got me hooked on making quilts.
    She didn't miter her corners. She said it's worldly and a waste of fabric, and they try not to waste anything. That made sense to me.
    So to this day I don't miter unless someone requests it.
    Am I the minority? Do you always miter your corners?

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    I never miter. My quilts are scrapy and it works good for me.

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    I find it faster to miter

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    I dont miter my borders becuse it overwhelms me I just cant figure out how

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    Super Member DebraK's Avatar
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    personal choice.

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    Depends on the pattern/design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    personal choice.
    Agree.
    It changes the look, so whatever you want for that particular quilt.
    Just like every other aspect of the quilt - artistic expression.

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    Personal choice :)

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    I don't miter all my borders. depends on how much fabric i have on some of the quilts and if i want to go to the trouble on others. it's a nice look though.

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    Some fabrics need to be mitered, most don't. Unless it's a specific fabric, I don't miter.

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