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60 degree corners have me stumped!

Old 02-22-2012, 08:14 AM
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Default 60 degree corners have me stumped!

When making something like a table topper with the 60 degree corners I have a terrible time getting them to be nice and flat and even. My 45 degree corners come out perfectly, but cannot figure the angle for the stopping, folding and stitching on these corners. Anyone have the answer? Thanks.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:38 AM
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For the binding? Here are some great tutorials: http://ankastreasures.wordpress.com/...ng-odd-angles/

video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VGNc...layer_embedded

odd angles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vci9-...layer_embedded

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If you are talking about the actual runner, I like to starch well before cutting my 60 because the bias edge likes to stretch or distort. I then pin well matching the pattern and sew carefully. If you are talking about the binding, check out http://ankastreasures.wordpress.com she has a tutorial on binding odd angles. Good luck!
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I think you are asking about finishing the edge of the final piece and you have been having trouble with binding those edges? If so, consider facing the item rather than binding it. Facing lies smooth, is much faster, and easier to do than binding.
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great tutorials thank you
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