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Thread: Never fail - easy peasey mitered corners

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    Never fail - easy peasey mitered corners

    Someone showed me this fool proof method, and it works.

    1. leave about 4 inches on each border top, bottom and sides.

    2. At one corner fold the top 4 inches over the side 4 inches,
    then where they meet and cross over the other -and
    on the very outside edge of your corner, top where they cross,

    make a small - - angled / --- a 1/8 or 1/4 inch snip toward the corner of the quilt with your small scissors, in the outside corner of those two border fabrics, snip through those two at the same time (do not snip on the quilt corner)

    Now On the wrong side of your border fabric pieces....

    draw a straight line down from the snip to where the quilt corner meets the border on both border pieces, attach the border to the quilt at the corner, stitch it up and it will be perfect
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    Would lov e to see pictures of this

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    Here are pictures to help - Name:  Mitered corners - number 1.jpeg
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    Last edited by d.rickman; 03-10-2018 at 11:05 PM. Reason: Apology for pics being turned all directions!
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    THanks for the explanation and pictures. I've always struggled with mitered corners. So, you sew the corners of the border together FIRST and THEN stitch the border to the quilt top?
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    You do not have to make a big SNIP as I have shown in the pictures, I only did it that way to show you where to make the snip, always make certain it is on the very outside where both fabrics meet - I always had to think about this before I made my snip on both fabrics.

    Yes - sew the borders together first, then add to the quilt. DO NOT sew the borders tight to the corner of your quilt, stop a couple of stitches before the corner on the quilt, and be certain to tie off your threads at that quilt corner.

    I know you will find this alleviates any puckering at that point. This is the easiest method, without any calculations.
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    Hmmm, interesting, hadn't seen or heard of this before. Although most of my quilts don't usually end having a mitre in the border. Thanks for taking the time to do a tutorial.

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    I think I get it now! thank you, donna .
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    Thank you! Perfect Tutorial.

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    Thank you for the suggestion.
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    Dang! That is great. So simple and straightforward. Thanks so very much!

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    Thank you so much for this. I do struggle with mitered corners. So I hope you don't mind I copied your directions and pictures and I hung it up in my sewing room. These directions will come in really handy for my next quilt.

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    Another quilter has queried, what happens when you leave those couple of stitches at the corner of the miter when sewing it onto your quilt - you need to backstitch or tie off your threads, and the long arm quilting, should hold your quilt from coming undone. Just to ensure you will not have a problem with the corner coming undone, you can stitch (using your sewing machine - like the stitch you use to attach buttons) and at the very corner on the wrong side of your border.....another couple of pics - there is a button stitch on this pic 6 and 7 shows no puckers, except I did not have enough room on my sample and sewed over the points of the star....Name:  mitered corner 6.jpeg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in FL View Post
    THanks for the explanation and pictures. I've always struggled with mitered corners. So, you sew the corners of the border together FIRST and THEN stitch the border to the quilt top?
    Okay, I get that you sew the corner of the border together first and then stitch. But what I am not clear about is whether you stitch one corner at a time or do you stitch them all four, thus creating a completed "frame" that you then attach to the quilt top? Thanks, in advance, for this clarification.

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    Jennifer from Fat Quarter shop has an excellent tutorial on Youtube. I find mitered corners hard as well.
    Thanks for this post, d rickman. I have trouble with reading directions for this but it will help many others.

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    Thanks for the pictures and explanations. I will use this as a reference in the future.
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