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Thread: folding corners- minkie backing folded to front for binding

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    Power Poster ckcowl's Avatar
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    Feb 2009
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    folding corners- minkie backing folded to front for binding

    i was asked to show how i folded the corners to bind my 'celtic dreams' quilt with the minkie backing- brought forward and machine stitched
    i snapped a few pics and will try to show this

    first i trim the batting (if used) even with the top-
    then i trim the minkie to about 1" wide all the way around the top

    i start part way down a side and fold the minkie to the edge of the top- then fold again over the top and start stitching.

    when i come close to a corner i fold the corner in (diagonally) to the point of the quilt top- then fold again
    i then fold the side as i have been to form 1/2 of a miter- and stitch to the edge of the miter
    i stop- clip threads- remove quilt from machine- turn it- fold the next side to finish the miter and continue folding stitching down the next side-

    here's the pics. i used regular fabrics & tried to keep my fingers out of the way.
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    Senior Member starlite's Avatar
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    Oct 2009
    Charlotte, Michigan
    Thank you for showing me how to do the folds. I have 1 question reguarding the corner....did you fold the corner down twice or just once before you did the sides?

    duh I guess I should have studied the pics better cause I see what you did now!
    Thank you

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    THANK YOU!!! I'm just about ready to put Minkey backing on a baby quilt, and I will give it a try.

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    Super Member BettyGee's Avatar
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    Thank you so much. I love your rings, they are beautiful!
    BettyGee, quilter on a Rocky Mountain High

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    Super Member MaryMo's Avatar
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    Oct 2011
    Thanks for your pictures! I knew there was an easier method for mitered corners, just couldn't remember it ... has to be senior moments abounding.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Garland, Texas
    Wonderful tutorial. A real help to us newbies...trying to make a lap quilt for a friend's mother and needed a better way to do the border than bias. Great work.

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    That was very helpful.thank you for sharing

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