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Tutorial on mitred corners

 

Make sure the fabric strips you are mitring are long enough - rather too long than too short.

Stitch the strips to the quilt exactly " away from the end at the corners.  Secure the seams with a few back stitches.

Stitch all strips in the same manner and leave the tails there for now.

At the corners overlap the fabric strips.

Press all seams outwards and flat.

As shown in the image, turn the top fabric strip in at a 45 degree angle, so that the tails align together.

Press in place and pin.

I prefer to hand stitch the corners from the top with a blind stitch.  This works best for me - it's quicker & results in perfectly aligned corners! 

If machine stitching, pin the strips from the wrong side and carefully mark the exact stitching line (the fold). Stitch from corner to corner  securing the ends.  Trim the seam allowance to ".

Tiina x

 

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