How to Make Mitered Corners for Bindings

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End the stitching at the corner, 1/2 inch away from the next edge. Backstitch to secure the seam.
Turn the binding up to form a 45-degree angle.
Continue sewing around, treating each corner in the same way.
End the stitching at the corner, 1/2 inch away from the next edge. Backstitch to secure the seam.

End the stitching at the corner, 1/2 inch away from the next edge. Backstitch to secure the seam.

Photo: Mary Ray

When you bind a quilt, you want the corners finished neatly, too. Here's an easy way to get a nice miter:

1. Start sewing the binding to the right side of the quilt along a side, not a corner. (My example is for a 1/2-inch binding, so my seam allowance is 1/2 inch wide).

how to miter corners
End the stitching at the corner, 1/2 inch away from the next edge. Backstitch to secure the seam.

2. Turn the binding up to form a 45-degree angle.

how to miter corners
Here is the binding turned.

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Comments (2)

mamaembroidery writes: Thanks so very much for having this information for mitering. I am trying to figure out same for a table runner and wala you were there Mary! Thanks again.
Posted: 2:00 pm on January 6th
MichelleinMO writes: Thank you so much for posting this gallery of pictures and directions. I mainly sew clothes, but I have been making some baby blankets for family and friends. I have been having trouble figuring out the best way to miter a quilt. I have been nothing but frustrated. I am definitely going to try this technique next time.
Posted: 4:33 pm on August 9th
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