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Thread: Octagonal or angled corners

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Does any one know why most quilts are made in "square", not octagonal or angled corners?.

    Thank you, Lois

  2. #2
    community benefactor ShellyQ's Avatar
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    Jun 2007
    New Zealand
    Short answer: I would say mostly cause the math is easier :lol:

    Also it can be a lot harder to get equipment for graphing, cutting etc odd angles and that most quilts are made for beds that are a rectangular shape. Although I have seen some interesting shaped quilts, Star shape for a chrismas tree skirt and I have made a hexagonal quilt myself, but that was made with the english piecing method over papers, here is the link to it if you want to have a wee squise.

  3. #3
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    SE Wisconsin
    For my good bed quilts, I round the corner. Not much - I can use a coffeecup to trace the curve in the corner. Then I bind with bias binding and I have a nice corner that will not get dog-eared.

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    I like your idea of rounded corners.

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