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Thread: Making Curved Corners w/out the Curved Corner Ruler??-HELP!!

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    Question Making Curved Corners w/out the Curved Corner Ruler??-HELP!!

    Good Afternoon Every1,


    I hope that all is well with you & your families. I know that there are ALOT of good ideas, but right now I am CLUELESS. lololol. I am making quilts for my local Project Linus Chapter. I would like to make the corners of the quilts curved. I hope that it will make putting the binding on alot easier and faster. I am OPEN to ANY & ALL suggestions. Please & Thank you in advance. Please keep the ideas coming. I eagerly await your suggestions.

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    Use a saucer or plate to mark the curve - DO NOT cut it at that time. You will have to use bias binding to go around the curve. Attach the first side of the binding before you cut away the corner on the curved line.

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    Straight binding is a lot easier to do than bias binding. You have to do bias binding around curves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    Straight binding is a lot easier to do than bias binding. You have to do bias binding around curves.
    ditto !
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    Ditto 2. Leave them square, or beware...
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    Nonsense, bias binding is just as easy as straight of grain binding....easy to make your own or even easier to use ready made. If you want to make rounded corners, or even scalloped edges, I say go for it! Why let a simple shape boss you around??
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    i used to always (round) my corners---bias binding is not harder than straight- it is alot easier to ease bias binding around a curve than to do a mitered corner-
    i use a saucer & a rotory cutter & make my corners rounded- and make bias binding to curve around the rounded corners.
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    The last baby quilt I made, I decided that it would look better with rounded corners. I was right! I sandwiched and quilted the whole thing. Then I layed a dinner plate down on each corner and cut around the plate with my rotary cutter. I had never used bias binding before either let alone make it from scratch! I found a great SIMPLE tute on the internet that showed how to cut the fabric on the bias. I thought it was a dream to attach the binding and really considering using bias binding on my next quilt even though it has straight sides.
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    I have a binding machine and I prefer doing curve corners on it than straight. I do the straight on my reg machine.
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    Bravo for trying something new!!! Makes me want to try it. Good luck! The plate sounds like a great idea!!
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    I couldn't live without a good saucer for corners and template for other things! Go for it, it will be fun for you to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by valleyquiltermo View Post
    I have a binding machine and I prefer doing curve corners on it than straight. I do the straight on my reg machine.
    I have a binding machine for my janomebut do not know how to use it. Can you help me? Feel free to pm me. Thanks. Beth

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    I do rounded corners all the time. I also use a plate to make a gentle curve. Bias Binding is not hard to cut and is really easy to use. I sew iron the front with a walking foot and do the hand sticking on the back. They look great. Hope this helps.

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    You could always do 'envelope' style quilts. That way there is NO binding. They are much quicker.

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    I didn't know there was a "binding" machine. I think rounded corners might be more "comforting" on the Linus quilts. Just my 2 cents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cny_sewer39 View Post
    Good Afternoon Every1,


    I hope that all is well with you & your families. I know that there are ALOT of good ideas, but right now I am CLUELESS. lololol. I am making quilts for my local Project Linus Chapter. I would like to make the corners of the quilts curved. I hope that it will make putting the binding on alot easier and faster. I am OPEN to ANY & ALL suggestions. Please & Thank you in advance. Please keep the ideas coming. I eagerly await your suggestions.

    Thank you again.

    Have a blessed day.

    debra
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    I've used various round objects over the years to round the corners of my quilts. I use bias binding if I am going to go around curves. The last quilt with rounded corners, I cheated. I used fabric cut straight of grain for the straight part of the quilt and sewed about a 12 inch bias sections on as I came almost to the corners. I sewed the bias section around the curve and then re-attached the straight binding and continued. Of course I ended up with 8 join spots but the fabric was a dark pattern it was hardly noticeable. If the quilt is not going into competition, do what works for you.

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    Don't be disheartened about bias binding. I do curved corners all the time. I use a plate to draw the line where I want it to be in the corners. The tip about not cutting it before you sew the binding on is great. I also use straight grain binding for the straight parts of the quilt. What I do is lay the binding along the edge set with just a few pins to keep in place. When I get to a curve I mark a spot just before and after the cure on the binding. I do this all the way around the quilt. Then I splice bias binding between the marks I made at each curve. I takes a few extra minutes but works great. Hope this can help some.
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    I'm glad this old thread came up on a Google search for curved corner rulers. Saved me $30.
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    Wow, old thread! lol. I use a salad plate and just use my rotary cutter against it like I would a regular ruler and I cut it before I start binding. I love using bias binding-I find it's easier than straight.

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