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Thread: Shadow box 45 deg mitered corners_Tutorial

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    I had a couple of requests for a tutorial on mitered corners. I haven't done a tutorial before so hopefully this will work. I did want to mention that when putting several blocks together in my flower quilt with shadow box borders I kept the darker color on the top & left side & the lighter color on the bottom & rt side. It doesn't matter which side you choose as long as you are consistent throughout the quilt so that you get the shadow effect. Also I tried to keep most of my flowers going up (although there is no right or wrong way to do that...It's just what I chose to do). So I had to watch the direction I wanted my flowers to be before adding the shadow box borders. Hope this works
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    Wonderful, thank u very much

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    thanks for posting that, another lesson learned!! By the way, I loved that quilt!

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    Your instructions are clear and to the point. Just as good as your block! Thank you.

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    Thank you Pam, very clear instructions

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    That's great. Thanks so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    That's great. Thanks so much.
    You are all very welcome!!
    :D

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    That was great. Can you do one that shows squaring a block as that is the one thing I have problems with? Thanks for the lesson. Cathie

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    Great directions thanks.

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    How cool. Thank You

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanrd
    That was great. Can you do one that shows squaring a block as that is the one thing I have problems with? Thanks for the lesson. Cathie
    On my shadow boxed block I used a 12.5" plastic square ruler & I needed my unfinished shadow boxed block to measure 12.5". I just had to make sure that I wasn't trimming one side of my strips more that another. You just have to center your square ruler on your block (best as possible) & make sure the corners of your shadow boxed square line up with the corners of the square ruler (again, best as possible). I didn't find mitered corners especially easy to do & I had to re-do about 3 of my blocks that I had trouble matching up the mitered points. That's why it's very important to make sure the flower block is the right size & squared with 90 deg angles before adding the shadow box borders. Hope this helps. :D

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    Thanks

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    Beautiful tut! Thanks.

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    wow, thanks for the tutorial!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrammaNan
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    My word exactly, THANKS! :D

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    Thank you so much for making this tutorial for us :D:D:D

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    This was very good with all the pictures. Thanks so much!

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    Great tute! Thanks!!

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    Thanks for the excellent tutorial. I'm Bookmarking this one!

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    This seems to be a more exact way than what I do which is just folding and pressing. Nothing never turned out so I just did not miter things. But with your tut, now I can see what needs to be done. Thank you so much.

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    Pam, that was very nice of you to make the tutorial. Thank you. Barbara

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    Great thank you very much , I was looking for this

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    LOVE this idea with the shadow box.

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