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PostSubject: Mitered Borders   Mitered Borders EmptyThu Sep 11, 2008 10:22 am

Title: Mitered borders
Post by: QBee - Mary Ann on January 07, 2008, 11:57:35 AM

know my general quilting references show how to do mitered corners on
borders. I haven't tried them yet. I'm wondering if any of you do them
a certain way, perhaps using a specific ruler, tool, or set of
instructions that you find make mitered corners easiest? Thanks. QBee -
Mary Ann

Title: Re: Mitered borders
Post by: quiltermarynel on January 07, 2008, 01:10:36 PM

It was pretty scary the first time I did them, but they really are not that hard.

make sure to cut the border leaving an extra length for the width of
the border on each end. I have to remind myself to start the seam 1
border width plus 1/4" from the beginning of the body. Add your
borders, stopping your seam 1/4" from the end. I backstitch to lock
them. stopping and starting in the exact right place are the key to
success. When I have all the borders in place, I fold one corner on
the diagonal, right sides together. I line up the outer raw border
edge with the 45* line on my ruler, and cut, leaving a 1/4" seam
allowance on the border fabric beyond the folded edge.

I am
pretty casual about which ruler I use for this. The mitered corners I
did yesterday on the purple birthday block swap I did with my Shape Cut
ruler, but any ruler wit a 45* line will work.

People are
excessively impressed with this technique. I entered a rather ordinary
pinwheel quilt in a show last summer. It had double mitered sashing,
that is I sashed every block with a miter. The judge was hugely
impressed and awarded it a blue ribbon which I did not think it
deserved, but who am I to say? I made it of scraps and intended to
give it to a charity, but after it got the blue, I sold it for a nice
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