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Thread: MITERING YOUR BORDERS.....The Easy Way (video!)

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    MITERING YOUR BORDERS.....The Easy Way (video!)

    Hello everyone - I've been working on a very special quilt (Son & DIL) wedding quilt, I want things just "So, So"...for the first time I tried mitering the borders. I got pretty good on the forth corner!! on the third corner I found this video on-line and it makes things sooooooooooooooooooooooooo simple. Forget all the special COSTLY rulers...trust me, this works like a champ. I hope you try and LOVE it. I do.

    http://www.animasquilts.com/_videos/12.html
    SUEB

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    Thanks for the link. Looks easy and sure makes quilts look nice with the mitered corners.

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    Thanks so much for the tutorial. I have never been able to do a mitered corner. This looks easy. I am going to need to try it.

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    I have been using this method for several years....even multiple borders are easy!

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    thanks for sharing the link. that's how i do my mitered borders, too. you're right... it's so easy.
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    That's a great video. I have bookmarked it because I know I'll use it many times. Thanks!
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    Mitered borders

    I just did my second and third quilt using mitered corners. They came out perfect except the last one. Seems like you always have one stubborn one. I did use a ruler doing mine. Next time I might try using the pressing hint.
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    I've done more than a few mitered borders like this ... super easy. I had actually figured it myself because I'll do anything to avoid math!!
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    That is the best tutorial I've seen for making miters using the original method. I still find that stripes are difficult to match with that method.

    About a year ago I posted a tutorial on the easy method I developed to make borders easily that lets you match stripes on all corners. My method has you make the measurement for the length of the border, cut the 45 degree angles before you even put them on the quilt-no different than fussy cutting any fabric. Works especially well for multiple borders and works every time.

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    Easy Mitered corners-even with stripes
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    Great tip, thanks for sharing.
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    Looking forward to trying this!
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    Oh, WOW!! Thank you so much. I have saved thuis for future reference.

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    Thank you! I am new to quilting, and have been thinking about mitering corners, so I have save this video.

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    What a great video, it does look very easy I will have to give it a try on my next scrappy... Thanks for sharing

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    Thanks for sharing, I just posted this to our quilt guilds facebook page.

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    This is the way that I developed the procedure since I was not doing well with rulers and special tools. This is actually the simplest and most accurate method that I have found!
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    WOW, all these years I dreaded doing mitered corners....now I am anxious to try it out. Looks so much easier than anything I have heard before! Thank you!
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    thanks so much for sharing. and best of luck on your quilt i know they will love it... send pictures.

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    Thanks for the link. Will be a big help

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    Thanks for sharing, now if only that same technique would work on mitered binding.I always have one stubborn corner.
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    I don't know if anyone else does this, but when I have an inner and outer border that I want mitered, I sew the 2 borders together like a strip set, then press, and proceed as if it were one border. I do it like the video demo. Thanks for sharing the link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabrielle's Mimi View Post
    I don't know if anyone else does this, but when I have an inner and outer border that I want mitered, I sew the 2 borders together like a strip set, then press, and proceed as if it were one border. I do it like the video demo. Thanks for sharing the link.
    This is a great point. I figured this out after I had border #1 on and still had 2 more to add, so I sewed those two together and then sewed to quilt. What a breeze. Thanks for bringing that up
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    Thanks for sharing.

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    I've been doing mitered corners like this for ages; it's easy, and now I feel like a slacker if I slap on straight borders.

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    I've been putting off finishing a quilt because it needed a mitered border and I was having trouble with it. This is perfect! Thank you for posting.

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