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Mitering made easy!
I use this technique to achieve a crisp mitre when binding quilts, table runners or mug rugs.
My project is for a table runner. It finishes at nine inches wide by fifty inches long. I used a contrasting fabric at either end. I used a hera marker to mark quilting lines, and used a wavy line to quilt it. The contrasting binding, with perfectly mitred corners finishes it off nicely!

Posted by Susan S. from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia • Published
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  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Mitered Corner Table Runners - Step 1
    Step 1

    Begin sewing your binding as normal, with a 1/4" seam. When the needle is within 1/4" of the corner, stop sewing, with the needle in the down position if possible. Pivot the binding 45 degrees and sew to the very edge. Do a few reverse stitches and cut.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Mitered Corner Table Runners - Step 2
    Step 2

    This is what your binding will now look like (from the back) .

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Mitered Corner Table Runners - Step 3
    Step 3

    This is what it looks like from the front.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Mitered Corner Table Runners - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold your binding at right angles to continue sewing on the next side.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Mitered Corner Table Runners - Step 5
    Step 5

    Start stitching 1/4" from the edge. Complete all four corners as per step one.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Mitered Corner Table Runners - Step 6
    Step 6

    Your corners should be square and clean when you hand sew your binding to the back.

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