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    Help --my mitered corners are a mess!

    I just put the binding on a flannel quilt. The back and front are both flannel and it has batting. I used a double fold thickness of flannel for the binding and sewed it to the top, and trimmed it all around close to the edge. Next step is hand stitching to the back. The corners look like this was my very first quilt lol. I am sure the problem is because the thickness of the material. Sewing on it was like pulling an elephant through a keyhole!! Is there any way fix this without taking binding completely off and starting over. Like is there some way to just unpick the mitered corners and do a flat 90 degree edge or something?

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    Re: Help --my mitered corners are a mess!

    http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/showthread.php?t=64425 Jean just put a great pdf on this thread that should help you
    Dolores :lol::icon_heh:

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      #3
      Re: Help --my mitered corners are a mess!

      I find with heavy fabrics like flannel a walking foot helps ease the fabric evenly otherwise it bunches. I usually sew to a 1/4" from the end of the fabric cut my thread, fold the miter and slip it back under the needle and start sewing. It gives a clean corner. Hope this helps a little.
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        #4
        Re: Help --my mitered corners are a mess!

        Perhaps this Patrick Lose video may help. He demonstrates how to get rid of some bulk at the corners. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMsm...xYjgTXY8CjFwdE
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          Re: Help --my mitered corners are a mess!

          Originally posted by Sylvia H View Post
          Perhaps this Patrick Lose video may help. He demonstrates how to get rid of some bulk at the corners. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMsm...xYjgTXY8CjFwdE
          I use this method and it works great!!
          ***Kathy***

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            Re: Help --my mitered corners are a mess!

            gonna try this technique looks like it would work real well thank you so much

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              Re: Help --my mitered corners are a mess!

              I watched the Patrick Lose video a few times but due to technical difficulties I couldnt redo my corners like that as I had already trimmed them off. Instead I used another method I found on You Tube, How to make a quilt binding with butted corners by FiberDesign. (Sorry idk how to post a link to it.) While the corners still aren't great, at least I was able to get them fairly flat which is what I was aiming for. They look okay. Thanks all for trying to help! I think I am done with flannel for the time being!

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                Re: Help --my mitered corners are a mess!

                [QUOTE=jjkaiser;890080 ...I used another method I found on You Tube, How to make a quilt binding with butted corners by FiberDesign. (Sorry idk how to post a link to it.) ... [/QUOTE]

                Is this the video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AYNV_DTa0M

                For the last two all flannel quilts I made, I used cotton for the binding - not sure why, maybe I thought I didn't have enough flannel. Of course, if you are making a flannel rag quilt, you don't need binding. I am just wondering how others have bound their flannel quilts, as I can see the material thickness can cause such problems.
                If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.- Zig Ziglar

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                  Re: Help --my mitered corners are a mess!

                  I think I would just use cotton, too. And consider it a surprise "design element."

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                    Re: Help --my mitered corners are a mess!

                    Originally posted by Sylvia H View Post
                    Is this the video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AYNV_DTa0M

                    For the last two all flannel quilts I made, I used cotton for the binding - not sure why, maybe I thought I didn't have enough flannel. Of course, if you are making a flannel rag quilt, you don't need binding. I am just wondering how others have bound their flannel quilts, as I can see the material thickness can cause such problems.
                    Yes that is the video I used. Took a bit of fiding around but in the end my cornets did not look like they had a frozen pea stitched into the corners!

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