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Thread: Mitered Corners

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    Mitered Corners

    The last pot holder I made I used pre-made bindings. I'm working with my own binding now, but my mitered corners are not the same on the front as the back. What am I doing wrong? Is my seam allowance wrong? How do I know what allowance to use?

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    They look about like mine...
    When you get to the end of the side, do you stop one seam-allowance away from the end and pull the binding straight up perpendicular to the previous side, then straight down? And then start right a the end to sew the new seam?
    I have been very happy with that method.
    Happy binding!
    (I think they look fine...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisvdh View Post
    They look about like mine...
    When you get to the end of the side, do you stop one seam-allowance away from the end and pull the binding straight up perpendicular to the previous side, then straight down? And then start right a the end to sew the new seam?
    I sew down to 1/4" from the bottom edge. I pull it perpendicular then back to make a 90 degree angle. I think that's how to describe it. I'm wondering if it's my seam allowances. I have a lot more on the back than I do on the front.
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    They look great to me. I hate mitered corners on quilts, although I have been doing them lately. I like rounding off the corners so they hang nicer and look better. I don't think that would work good on anything but a quilt.
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    You might try a 3/8" seam allowance. I cut my binding at 2 & 1/2", fold in half lengthwise, press, then use a 3/8" seam width. It works perfectly.
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    I cut my binding 2 1/4 inches wide// that helps...
    plus check the binding video on you tube... they are very helpful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane007 View Post
    I cut my binding 2 1/4 inches wide// that helps...
    plus check the binding video on you tube... they are very helpful
    Does bigger than 2 1/4 make it worse or better? I've usually cut mine 2 1/2. I always seem to have more binding on the back than I do the front, especially at the corners.
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    There are so many videos to watch to help! Watch them and see if it helps!
    You are doing everything right. I think yours look good!

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    I cut mine at 2 1/4" that way your back is a bit narrower

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