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Mitering Borders

Mitered borders frame a finished quilt nicely. Follow these step-by-step instructions to learn how.

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Cutting


When our instructions specify mitered borders, the cutting instructions include the extra length needed to miter corners. However, if you’d like to substitute a mitered border for a standard straight border, cut strips the width (but not the length) specified. For side border strip length, measure through quilt center from top to bottom, then add twice the border width plus 6".  For example, if your quilt measures 40" long and your border is 5" wide, you would cut your side border strips 56" long (40" + 10" + 6"). For top and bottom border strip length, measure through quilt center from side to side, then add twice the border width plus 6".

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