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Brigit-Carol posted on Wed, Aug 15 2012 12:53 PM

I am working on a block that needs a 6-1/2" center piece.  The "fussy" I have looks much better when cut at 4-1/2", so I'd like to border it with a solid fabric to bring it up to 6-1/2".  But it won't look good if I just stick a strip of fabric on the sides without mitering it.  Does anyone know of a tutorial or could you provide instructions on how I do that?  I'm sure I can figure it out, but I'd lay odds there are some tricks that would make it easier.  Thanks!   

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Here is a tutorial on mitered borders.  It is the same idea as you need for bordering you fussycut piece.

http://www.quiltuniversity.com/mitering_borders.htm

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And here is a video, if that is easier for you. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUh7MbELkXs

Have fun!

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Many thanks -- both were helpful. 

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MaxNTopeka:
And here is a video, if that is easier for you.

 

I have to thank you also. I have never even tried a mitered corner as it scares me to death. I happened upon this thread and checked out both of your suggestions. I am now going to try a mitered corner for the baby quilt I am doing for my god-daughter. Thank you so much. It's not so scary any more.

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Barbara replied on Wed, Aug 15 2012 10:09 PM

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Thank heaven for these wonderful computers!  What would we do without them? 

Ya'll have fun with your miters. They can sure add a lot to your blocks and quilts.

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Barbara,

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Nana replied on Thu, Aug 16 2012 6:42 AM

I am glad the videos helped you ladies.  Miters really aren't hard once you get the hang of it.   Have fun.

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Oh how happy I am to have found QCA!!!  I am brand new at quilting and am at the point of attaching

borders to  my quilt.  I was so scared of attempting mitered corners before I was this video.  Now I

know that I can do this!  Thanks to everyone who posts to this particular board because we beginners

need all the help we can get.  Love you all.

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I started a new quilt that is built up squares and boarders.  I didn't miter the sashing around the first square (log cabined it) and it's ok.  But I did miter the next set (going from center, working outward).  It wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be.  I'm confused by the 2+2+length+2+2 +1/2.  It seems to be there are 2 exta 2's there.  I just needed 2 extra inches on each end to get the 45deg angle.  I'm just kind of going by the seat of my pants though.  I was actually surprised at how well it's going.  So far, so good.

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Nana replied on Wed, Sep 12 2012 10:41 PM

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Where are you from?   You look so familiar in your avatar.

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Nana replied on Wed, Sep 12 2012 10:46 PM

MaggieNae

Generally you need to add whatever the width of your border is to the length to make it long enough to miter.   Sometimes I add a little extra just to be sure.    Say you are adding a 6 in border than you need to add at least 6 in to the length of your border on both ends.   So if you are adding a 6 in border on a 50 in length you will need to a border at 62 inches to make sure there is enough on each end to miter.

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Nana, I am from Hayward, CA now residing in Campbell, CA which is part of the San Jose Bay Area.

Where are you from?  Could you possibly have gone to Hayward High school?  It's interesting that I look familiar to you.

 

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