This ten-year-old post about mitered corners is a favorite on Pinterest and I thought I should update the delivery of the information. I still use the same method for making mitered corners. They don’t have to be hard!
A little bit of math is needed when making a mitered corner. You will need more length than the usual straight border requires to make the miter.
Length of side + 2.5 x border-width = length needed to make mitered corner
For example: quilt top is 60″ x 72″, and border width is 3 1/2″
60 + 3.5 x 2.5 = 60 + 8.75 = 68 3/4″
72 + 3.5 x 2.5 = 72 + 8.75 = 80 3/4″
Do the multiplication first, then add the length. I usually round up to make sure there’s sufficent length – better safe than sorry!
Watch the video for a step by step look at my process and how simple it is to add mitered corners to your projects.
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