Mitered Cor­ner Borders

Quilter's World - - Tradition With A Twist -

1. Add at least twice the bor­der width to the bor­der lengths mea­sured or in­structed to cut. Ex­am­ple: Bor­der is 3" x 45". Cut bor­der (2" x 3") + 45" = bor­der length to cut or 51". 2. Find cen­ter of side bor­der length, match to cen­ter of quilt side length; pin bor­der to quilt top to se­cure.

Note: Bor­der will be longer than quilt side top. 3. Sew the side borders to the quilt, be­gin­ning and end­ing stitch­ing 1/4" from the quilt cor­ner and back­stitch­ing (Fig­ure A). Re­peat with the top and bot­tom borders.

4. Fold and pin quilt right sides to­gether at a 45-de­gree an­gle on one cor­ner (Fig­ure B).

5. Place a straight­edge along the fold and lightly mark a line across the bor­der ends (Fig­ure C).

6. Stitch along the line, back­stitch­ing to se­cure (Fig­ure D). 7. Trim seam to 1/4" and press open (Fig­ure E).

COM­PLET­ING THE QUILT

Re­fer to the Place­ment Diagram for con­struc­tion steps. 1. Se­lect, ar­range and join six blocks to make a row as shown in Fig­ure 7; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of seven rows. Note: Ro­tate blocks as de­sired. Try dif­fer­ent ar­range­ments and pho­to­graph each one to achieve a re­sult you love!

2. Join the rows to com­plete the pieced cen­ter; press. 3. Join the D-E strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Sub­cut strip into two each 11/2" x 76" D strips and 11/2" x 67" E strips. 4. Re­peat step 3 with the F/G strips to cut two each 2" x 76" F strips and 2" x 67" G strips. 5. Re­peat step 3 with the H/I strips to cut two each 41/2" x 76" H strips and 41/2" x 67" I strips. 6. Sew a D strip to an F strip to an H strip along length to make a side strip; press. Re­peat to make a sec­ond side strip.

7. Sew an E strip to a G strip to an I strip along length to make the top strip; press. Re­peat to make the bot­tom strip. 8. Cen­ter and sew the side strips to op­po­site long sides and the top and bot­tom strips to the top and bot­tom of the pieced cen­ter, mi­ter­ing cor­ners re­fer­ring to Mitered Cor­ner Borders to com­plete the quilt top; press. 9. Create a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 102. 10. Quilt as de­sired. 11. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 102 to fin­ish.

I’ve Got the Blues Place­ment Diagram 58" x 651/ 2"

I’ve Got the Blues Quilt­ing Diagram

Fig­ure A

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