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It's Easy to Sew Mitered Quilt Binding

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Join the Unsewn Ends of Mitered Quilt Binding
It's Easy to Sew Mitered Quilt Binding

Prepare to connect the loose tails of the quilt binding.

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  1. When you're sewing quilt binding to the last side, end the seam 4" to 6" from the original starting point, less for miniatures. Backstitch.
  2. Trim excess binding, leaving a tail that's long enough to overlap the first unsewn tail by about 4".
  3. Unfold and make a 45-degree cut at the end of the beginning tail of quilt binding.
  4. Lay the unfolded ending tail under the angled beginning tail. Mark a line on the ending tail alongside the angled cut, then add a 1/2" seam allowance past the line and trim.
  5. Place the angled tails right sides together, offsetting their angled ends by 1/4". Sew the binding ends together with a 1/4" seam allowance.
  6. Refold the quilt binding, then pin and sew the remainder to the quilt.

    Move on to Page 6 to finish sewing the quilt binding to the back of the quilt.

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