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Thread: Easy Mitered corners- combined with a narrow first border

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    Junior Member IraJane's Avatar
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    Here is a follow up to the easy mitered borders. I love to have a narrow border to stop the movement of the quilt before the striped border.

    LIne up the stripes with every other strip face up or face down as with the single border.
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    Set up to cut the 45 degree angle on one end of the strips.
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    Cut the angle through all strips at once.
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    Sew the narrow border RST on the top of each strip.
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    Press the seam toward the narrow strip on the 1st one, down on the 2nd, up on the 3rd, and down on the 4th.
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    Layer all four pieces, line up the 45 degrees on the ruler along the original cut, and continue the cut through the narrow border. After this you are ready to measure the center of your piece and continue with this "set" as if it were a single border. Measure, subtract 1/2", and cut the other end. Ready to apply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IraJane
    Here is a follow up to the easy mitered borders. I love to have a narrow border to stop the movement of the quilt before the striped border.
    If you are working with a quilt that is longer than one width of the fabric for the border, sew the sets of strips together so that the stripes are exactly the same on all four strips. Matching stripes, measuring, and cutting is all the same.

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    Thank you for the great tip.

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    If you are just looking at this and didn't see the two posts a couple days ago, they explain the beginning steps. Thanks for looking.

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    Fabulous! I went back and found the earlier post. Great tute, and I know it will come in handy someday. Thanks!

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    Thanks so very much for the two excellent tutorials! I'm new to quilting and plan to make a Christmas quilt for my daughter that has mitered borders. I had dreaded making them until I saw your tutorials. Thanks to you, my borders should be perfect.

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    Thank you so much for sharing these tutorials. You make it look so easy and your tutes are very well done!!

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    A big THANK YOU.

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    thank you

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