Apr 7, 2010

Quilt Binding; A Mitered Corner Trick

While at my quilt group meeting a member shared this nifty trick with me. I was so excited about it I had to share it with you. In the sample I used green thread to make it easier to see in the photos. This continuous binding was cut on the straight of grain. It's not necessary to cut on the bias. After attaching the binding by machine turn the binding to the back of your project. Hand stitch the binding to the backing fabric. When you come to a corner stop stitching right on the machine stitching line. The pencil in the picture points to the stitching line referred to. Take a back stitch at this place.

Run the needle inside the binding, traveling to the point shown in the pictures below.

Holding the needle bring it in toward the center of the quilt. It will create a miter. Tack it down and continue down the next side working toward the next corner.

After sewing the binding on I went back and whip stitched the corners closed.
Try it and let me know what you think.
Enjoy the day.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this! I fight my corners trying to get a good miter. I will certainly be doing it this way instead of my way.

    Thanks again!!

  2. Very cool, thanks for tweeting this old post.

  3. actually, I was just at this stage on a lap/buggy quilt for our grand daughter. Worked like a charm! thanks.