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Thread: Quilt with bottom corners cut off

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    Junior Member Laura F's Avatar
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    Quilt with bottom corners cut off

    Has anyone seen a quilt where the bottom corners are cut off so the quilt does not drag the floor? I'm trying to find out how I would go about adding a boarder to a quilt with this shape. Any help would be great. Thank you.

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    I did this on a very large quilt and I treated the cut of corners the same as I would for the sides and top and bottom of a standard shaped quilt

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    Hmmm so instead of a ninety degree angle you would have two approximately 45 degree ones, ok so I did not pay that close attention in math class! I would think you could just adapt your boarder so instead of a large square or rectangle quilt as the case maybe you would have an octogon? Ok soooo I just confused myself LOL
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    I make the large quilts with the bottom corners rounded . I usually use a dinner plate to get a nice rounded edge.

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    Yes, a friendin our quilting group does that with all her quilts. She puts a dinner plate across the corner after adding the border and chops off the sharp point. Never done it myself, though. Not enough guts?

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    Thank you for all of your help. I think I need to find pictures of the quilts I saw in Santa Clara to try and figure out just what I am thinking. :-)

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    That sounds like a really good idea. I will be watching for how to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura F View Post
    Has anyone seen a quilt where the bottom corners are cut off so the quilt does not drag the floor? I'm trying to find out how I would go about adding a boarder to a quilt with this shape. Any help would be great. Thank you.
    You could do this two or three different ways. For four poster beds, the corners are left out totally, so the quilt is kind of a cross shape. The basic pattern of the quilt covers the top of the bee. When on the bed, the corners just kind of fall along the vertical bed corner. Another is to round off the corner. Still another that I have done is to take a cut on the corner, usually only on part of last border, that is 45 degrees to each side. It's as if the quilt were set on point, but you left off the corner triangles that you would add to "square off" the on point set.
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    Glad to see all of the suggestions as I am getting ready to make a king size quilt for my GDIL and will have to do the same to the corners.
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    A lot of older quilts are made this way. It wasn't so that the corners wouldn't drag the floor but so that the quilt would fit on a 4 poster bed. By removing the corners they could put the end over the edge of the footboard.
    If no one ever experimented we'd all still be making 4 patches.

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    they used to do this all the time. a 4 poster bed would need one. just add to the sides and bottom the same size, instead of making them fill in the corner.
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    yes I did one from Elenor Burns still have it on my bed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patchwork Pam View Post
    I make the large quilts with the bottom corners rounded . I usually use a dinner plate to get a nice rounded edge.
    Never thought of that. That sounds like a good idea
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    I have seen rounded corners and I have seen split corners for poster beds. The reason my friend does the rounded corners though is because she hates to miter. She wants to put the binding on and just sew all the way around without stopping.

    The split corners are bound like a normal quilt but you've got to bind up into the split, turn a 180 and back down the split.
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    On my bargello in my avatar I rounded off the bottom corners after it was quilted, then just bound it as usual with straight binding. It turned out fine . I don't like the points on the floor either.

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    Just so I get this correct - you quilt your quilt, then actually cut off the corner? Kinda scary to me. Do you quilt into the corner when you know you're going to cut it off? Or if not, is there any problem with threads coming loose?

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