Mitered Borders

Quilting Basics

Add at least twice the border width to the border lengths instructed to cut.

Center and sew the side borders to the quilt, beginning and ending stitching 1/4" from the quilt corner and backstitching (Figure 1). Repeat with the top and bottom borders.
Mitered Borders
Fold and pin quilt right sides together at a 45-degree angle on one corner (Figure 2). Place a straightedge along the fold and lightly mark a line across the border ends.
Mitered Borders
Stitch along the line, backstitching to secure. Trim seam to 1/4" and press open (Figure 3).
Mitered Borders
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