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Date: 6/4/11 4:08 PM

I am finishing up a lap quilt for my dd. She made the top. (She's 8.) She wants me to finish it for her. It's a little difficult for her. Not to mention her sm won't take the thickness. Mine will. Anyway, we are doing it where the backing is bigger than the top. So it will be folded over the top, instead of using binding.

How do I sew the corners?

Btw, it's a quilt with a panel and then my dd sewed a strip on each side.

Thank you!

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Date: 6/4/11 8:42 PM

How fun for your daughter! My ds made a quilt when he was 8 also. He's 23 now and has long given up the quilting hobby LOL

I've only made one quilt with a binding from the backing - it hangs on my sewing room wall. It was one of the first quilts I did and I was experimenting with different techniques. I don't remember exactly how I did it, but if I was doing it now:

I would fold and press each side over twice to cover the raw edges before sewing down. Before you do that, fold the corner of the backing towards the top so the corners touch...this should give you a 45 degree angle. Fold over one more time so it's even with the corner (make sense? nothing hanging loose) Then fold and press your top/bottom and sides. This should leave you with a nicely mitered corner - if I have explained it right! Basically you want to get that corner fabric out of the way so you can miter the sides.

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Date: 6/5/11 10:34 AM

If you have the Vogue Sewing Book, there are good instructions.
Perhaps you can "Google" the term mitered corners and get some good tutorials with pictures. Pictures are worth a thousand words each, when it comes to this.

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Date: 6/5/11 2:33 PM

Here's a photo tutorial:

Self binding blanket

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