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Mitering corners

Posted by littlehelen (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 4, 12 at 8:03

I seem to have a mental block when it comes to mitering borders and bindings. I've done it a few times, but I'm rarely happy with the results. Does anyone have a recommendation for instructions that are easy to follow? Is is a matter of more practice?

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RE: Mitering corners

Leah Day has a great Machine Binding You Tube.
Whether you choose a completely Machine stitched binding or hand stitch to the back, her technique is very informative and precise. She covers mitering with close ups.

I use the red wonder clips to form my miters when I turn them before stitching - No distortion from pins.

Most of the time, I machine stitch to the back & flip to the front to also machine stitch. I practiced on small samples to come up w/a technique that suited my machine.
I took notes along the way on machine settings - stitch length, thread, needle type and size, pressure foot to use, etc. and when to stop, pivot, etc. It took alot of practice.

Here is a link that might be useful: Leah Day Binding

RE: Mitering corners

Hi and Thanks for tip on Leah Day, I've not seen her video on mitering, but have viewed other video's, FMQ, good idea.
I think I am my own worst enemy; for whatever reason,I will labor over the how to web sites, watch video's, etc and then one day when I finally ask the question..Bingo..the light bulb goes off and I figure it out.
Finish mitering borders on my practice quilt and they look fine. Thanks for you input, I will check out her binding tips...I'm sure I'll learn something

RE: Mitering corners

I liked watching the Leah Day Binding video, thanks Magothyrivergirl. :-) That is helpful to watch. Happy 4th of July!!!

Best to you and many thanks,

RE: Mitering corners

I like her explanation on how to join the ends. I have issues with that. Will keep her in mind on my next one. TFS

RE: Mitering corners

I am a new quilter and just used these(linked below) instructions. I thought the instructions were very clear and my corners came out nicely.

Here is a link that might be useful: Binding tutorial

RE: Mitering corners

I watched this tutorial on YouTube and I thought it was really well done. I have HATED doing mitered corners and her explanation of the corners and joining the ends was easy to follow.

Here is a link that might be useful: YouTube mitered corners

RE: Mitering corners

Here's a link to a recent post about mitering corners. I like the 'no snouts' concept!

Here is a link that might be useful: Mitering corners - no snouts!

RE: Mitering corners

thank you all...I've watch the fast talker Kate recommended, polar dreams recommendation...liked her technique..just a tad different than what I've done before and the tutorial froom Dawn...learned something from each. Again thank you ... it's all helpful for my stubborn brain!

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