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Mitered corners question

Old 05-16-2019, 06:32 AM
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Ahh, mitered corners are a thorn in my side. Does anyone know if there is a ruler made to help this process. I need all the help I can get
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:34 AM
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Where are you having the problems? Most rulers do have a 45 degree angle mark. Some days I have an awful time getting the angle the direction I want, other times I do just fine.

I do a lot of pinning and when I am coming to where I want to stop I put in two pins, stop your seam allowance away from the edge, or sew to the edge and pick out the last couple of stitches. I start by cutting the first angle making sure it is exact before pinning.

There is a lot to be said for measuring your quilt and cutting the borders to fit. But of course, I don't do it that way! I cut my border pieces long and pin about every two inches and I don't have to worry if my seams were running a bit scant or a bit generous.

I have pictures that show that I use 1/2" seams for the actual miter, allows me a little give and take and cutting off that extra fabric is scary! I draw my seam lines with pencil on the wrong side of the fabric.

Now, if the issue is matching the designs in border prints it becomes a lot more complicated. Basically you have to match each corner to the design, and I always get at least one that doesn't end up the way I want. So I've designed quilts to fit within the border fabric by a small plain inner border. I've done it so that two of the corners match and the other two don't... I've done all sorts of things depending on the project.

Edit: It also helps to make sure your corners are square first! Sometimes it is the details that get us

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Old 05-16-2019, 08:59 AM
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No special ruler needed. Here is a tutorial. Practice on a few samples first. It does get easier.


Good luck!
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Old 05-16-2019, 02:56 PM
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Some tutorials on this quilt board.
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Old 05-16-2019, 04:28 PM
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I glue baste the miter then sew. I Don't use a ruler.
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Old 05-16-2019, 04:30 PM
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There is a quick way taught in my home ec class long ago how we mitered a jacket corner. You fold and then clipped. Iíll have to practice remembering😄
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Old 05-17-2019, 03:57 AM
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A mitered corner is a 45 degree angle. Most rulers have this marked. To miter binding you don't need a ruler. To miter borders a ruler helps.
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PittsburgPam did a great tute several years ago with lots of pictures. https://www.quiltingboard.com/tutori...rs-t21057.html
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check with Jeanny Doan you Tube
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Old 05-18-2019, 04:27 AM
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Kimberly Jolly has a good youtube tutorial but when I did it it didn't turn out well. Probably my error!
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