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I will never miter corners again!

Old 10-23-2011, 05:00 PM
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I am trying to make this cute "easy" table runner for fall, but these corners are a mess! I am almost in tears! I should have just put binding on it and forgotten the mitered border. Any pointers on mitering corners? :cry:
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I can't offer any advice because I tend to stay away from them myself. No matter how carefully I do them, they seem to develop a wave in the border. I do the corners that are sewn straight across the bottom of the adjacent border or add cornerstones. Maybe someone else will come to your rescue. Good Luck!
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:15 PM
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I am not brave enough to even think about mitering borders.
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:17 PM
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http://tutorials.missouriquiltco.com/....watch "how to bind your quilt" under Introduction to Quilting. Once you do it a couple of times...you will be a pro. There are also several tutorials here on the qb that would be helpful. Just do a search for Binding or Mitered corners under tutorials. Don't give up!
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by tsnana2000
I am not brave enough to even think about mitering borders.
I should have been smart like you!!! LOL! :oops:
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:22 PM
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I think it was Fons & Porter that had a very easy way to do them...don't give up! I am sure there is a tute out there.

The way they did it was to make the border longer than the edge,,,sew them on but leave 1/4" on each corner then fold the 2 border fabrics right sides together and sew from the corner to the angled point...too hard to describe, but it works. Don't give up!
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:23 PM
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Look on you tube. If needed use a dab of glue!! You can do it! Once u get the first few it will be a snap!
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:51 PM
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I sat at the sewing machine with a Fons & Porter quilting book open on my lap when I did my first good mitered binding last winter. Now they are easy.

Mitered corners in the sashing may be a different problem. I've done one, but it was a print - now I have a piano key border that will have to mitered. Yikes!
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There are a couple of good tutorials on this board on mitering borders.
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Old 10-23-2011, 06:05 PM
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I tried mitered borders for the first time the other day. I went to the Missouri Quilt Company and watched their video. After that it was easy peasy, not perfect but oh so close.
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