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Perfect Narrow Mitered Corners

Aug 23, 2010
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I used to become frustrated when trying to make garments or home décor items with perfect narrow 1⁄4-inch mitered corners. To make it easier, I developed a foolproof method that results in perfect corners every time.
First, fold the fabric’s corner to the wrong side, making each edge of the folded “triangle” 3⁄4 inch long, and then press the fold. Trim the pressed triangle so 1⁄4 inch remains along the fold. Then turn each side fabric edge in 1⁄4 inch, and press. Finally, fold the sides in another 1⁄4 inch, and press again. You have a perfect mitered corner, and you can stitch the pressed edge in any manner for a perfectly finished mitered corner.
-Cheryl Licht, Palmer, Alaska

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