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Old 08-31-2007, 02:41 PM
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Does any one know why most quilts are made in "square", not octagonal or angled corners?.

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Old 08-31-2007, 03:08 PM
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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.
http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/1328.page
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:45 PM
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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.
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Old 08-31-2007, 04:16 PM
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I like your idea of rounded corners.
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