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Thread: Quick & Easy Mitered Corners by Request

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    Let's see if I can do this right. Some of the pictures are a little fuzzy but you can get the idea.
    1. Cut backing fabric 1" larger than batting and quilt front. Press in half to meet quilt front.
    2. place miter tool so lines meet edges of quilt front. Draw line across the edge. Fold right sides together, pin as needed.
    3.Stitch from edge to point, locking stitches at beginning.
    4. Trim. Finger press fold open, turn right side out. Point turner helps here. Steam seam and corner flat.
    5. Stitch, pivoting with needle in the seam you just created. Voila! Perfect mitered corner.

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    Yea, thank you so much. I have this tool but never have used it yet because I just couldn't figure it out (even with instructions) dud!!! I truly appreciate it. I have gotton so many good instructions from this site. :thumbup: Have a nice day.

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    I'm getting that tool and trying that. It looks wonderful.

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    Does it only work if you use the backing as your binding or does it work the same if you use binding strips? I've never seen the tool before, it looks handy. The finished corner is beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrammaO
    Does it only work if you use the backing as your binding or does it work the same if you use binding strips? I've never seen the tool before, it looks handy. The finished corner is beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial!
    The only problem I see with using binding strips is that yoy would have the added bulk of a seam in the corner. But you could try it and see if it works. I use the traditional method when using strips. I have that down to a science too.

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    I'd like to see pics of the other method too Thanks.Mitered never works for me.Your binding is perfect ! I use the traditional method when using strips.


    I have that down to a science too.[/quote]

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    Good tutorial!

    I use this method with my 6" X 24" ruler. Your method would be a lot easier.

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    I really need to get that miter tool. Your corners look great!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol W
    I really need to get that miter tool. Your corners look great!!!
    I'm sure you could make one out of template plastic, but since money isn't that much of an issue for me, and time is, I would rather just buy what works for me. Besides I love sewing gadgets. That miter tool seemed expensive at the time, but since mitering was always such a problem for me I felt it was worth it. And now that I have it I use it all the time.

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    Thanks for your miter tool review.I like hearing about quilting stuff before buying.



    I'm sure you could make one out of template plastic, but since money isn't that much of an issue for me, and time is, I would rather just buy what works for me. Besides I love sewing gadgets. That miter tool seemed expensive at the time, but since mitering was always such a problem for me I felt it was worth it. And now that I have it I use it all the time.[/quote]

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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    Quote Originally Posted by Carol W
    I really need to get that miter tool. Your corners look great!!!
    I'm sure you could make one out of template plastic, but since money isn't that much of an issue for me, and time is, I would rather just buy what works for me. Besides I love sewing gadgets. That miter tool seemed expensive at the time, but since mitering was always such a problem for me I felt it was worth it. And now that I have it I use it all the time.
    what a clever idea. I had not thought ever of trying to do that! (but of course with making big quilts, I am much the amateur (speilling?) and it seems it would be so much easier to use the backing with the fabric brought forward for binding. I really like that idea. Now to find that tool in my little city. 8000 population if you count the inmates in the prison 7 miles down the road. giggling

    Vickey aka wordpaintervs

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    Quote Originally Posted by wordpaintervs
    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    Quote Originally Posted by Carol W
    I really need to get that miter tool. Your corners look great!!!
    I'm sure you could make one out of template plastic, but since money isn't that much of an issue for me, and time is, I would rather just buy what works for me. Besides I love sewing gadgets. That miter tool seemed expensive at the time, but since mitering was always such a problem for me I felt it was worth it. And now that I have it I use it all the time.
    what a clever idea. I had not thought ever of trying to do that! (but of course with making big quilts, I am much the amateur (speilling?) and it seems it would be so much easier to use the backing with the fabric brought forward for binding. I really like that idea. Now to find that tool in my little city. 8000 population if you count the inmates in the prison 7 miles down the road. giggling

    Vickey aka wordpaintervs
    Vickey, you can get it from clotilde.com or nancysnotions.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    Quote Originally Posted by wordpaintervs
    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    Quote Originally Posted by Carol W
    I really need to get that miter tool. Your corners look great!!!
    I'm sure you could make one out of template plastic, but since money isn't that much of an issue for me, and time is, I would rather just buy what works for me. Besides I love sewing gadgets. That miter tool seemed expensive at the time, but since mitering was always such a problem for me I felt it was worth it. And now that I have it I use it all the time.
    what a clever idea. I had not thought ever of trying to do that! (but of course with making big quilts, I am much the amateur (speilling?) and it seems it would be so much easier to use the backing with the fabric brought forward for binding. I really like that idea. Now to find that tool in my little city. 8000 population if you count the inmates in the prison 7 miles down the road. giggling

    Vickey aka wordpaintervs
    Vickey, you can get it from clotilde.com or nancysnotions.com
    Thanks. I get the Cothilde catalog, so will look for it next time, and pick one up. Thanks a million for the reply. Hope all is well with you and yours.

    Vickey

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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    Quote Originally Posted by wordpaintervs
    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    Quote Originally Posted by Carol W
    I really need to get that miter tool. Your corners look great!!!
    I'm sure you could make one out of template plastic, but since money isn't that much of an issue for me, and time is, I would rather just buy what works for me. Besides I love sewing gadgets. That miter tool seemed expensive at the time, but since mitering was always such a problem for me I felt it was worth it. And now that I have it I use it all the time.
    what a clever idea. I had not thought ever of trying to do that! (but of course with making big quilts, I am much the amateur (speilling?) and it seems it would be so much easier to use the backing with the fabric brought forward for binding. I really like that idea. Now to find that tool in my little city. 8000 population if you count the inmates in the prison 7 miles down the road. giggling

    Vickey aka wordpaintervs
    Vickey, you can get it from clotilde.com or nancysnotions.com
    Thanks. I get the Cothilde catalog, so will look for it next time, and pick one up. Thanks a million for the reply. Hope all is well with you and yours.

    Vickey

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    I must be dumb because I can't tell what you're doing between steps one and two. What did you do with the tool?

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    Just bought all the different corner rulers. I can do it without, but it is so much easier with the right tools.

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    I use the 60 degree line on my long ruler and make sure I slice off the fabric 1/4" above the corner point of my quilt top.

    But, I'm thinking of buying that tool now since it will make it easier.

    Thanks Grann!

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    Wow thanks for the info what a neat tool I just got done
    printing out the info and will be looking to buy the tool.

    I also have just used the traditional method.

    thanks again
    eunice :)

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    Thank you. Maybe I can not do a meter corner on a baby quilt I am making.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catrancher
    I must be dumb because I can't tell what you're doing between steps one and two. What did you do with the tool?
    I drew a line on the fabric where the edge of the tool is. Then you fold and stitch on the line.

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    Thank you so very much for the tute. I see that is easier with that tool.I'll have to get that tool now.

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    Very interesting thanks

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    Oh that is great, Ok something else on my wish list. Thank you and God bless.

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    I was thinking the same thing...the corners look great but what does the tool do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I was thinking the same thing...the corners look great but what does the tool do?
    If you watched the tute you will see that it makes it easier to get a good miter. If you don't want to spend the money for the convenience of making a nice miter, that is up to you. As for me the proper tools help to make a great quilt.

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