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Topic: Easy peasie flannel baby blankie (with tute) & mitered corners tutorial too!!  (Read 77506 times)
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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2006 04:32:04 AM »

I'm confused about how to miter the corners - I have a book that shows it, but my little pea brain still doesn't get it.

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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2006 03:50:30 PM »

I'm confused about how to miter the corners - I have a book that shows it, but my little pea brain still doesn't get it.

I thought about the mitered corners for a while, and then I just played with it a bit, to get it to look right. There might be easier/right ways to do it, but this is what I do. Here are some pictures that hopefully will help. PM me otherwise, and I'll try to explain it to you.
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« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2006 07:24:49 PM »

that is soooo much clearer than the other ones I've seen before - thank you very much!!!

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« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2006 02:41:25 PM »

If ONLY I would've read this post first!  I just did mine kindof bunchy and twisty and ruffly as they turned the corners, not near as clean as yours...

Here is the link to my posting on it:

Live and learn, I suppose!  Thanks for the tute!

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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2006 06:30:08 AM »

Amemm, thank you SO much for posting that picture tutorial on mitering corners.  I started a blanket a few months ago, but was totally confused about the mitering.  Now, I think I can swing it!  You're the best!   Kiss
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2006 07:02:53 PM »

I'm so glad you all like it. I hope it's helpful.  Figuring out how to miter corners kept me up at night (no lie!), and I was so pleased when I finally did it.

Sewing them and getting them to look good is tricky. I usually do a zig zag stitch, and then flip the whole blankie over, and do a straight stitch just to ensure I've gotten every single millimeter of the binding..

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« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2006 11:49:59 PM »

I love the fabric you used.  Now I know what to do with the vintage baby pritn flannel I have in the closet.
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« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2006 10:56:07 PM »

Thank You for the pic on how to do the mitering!  Cheesy 

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« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2006 08:08:27 PM »

Wooooo - I am SO happy that I found this thread. I sort of stumbled upon it. I have a blanket pinned and a sadly neglected WIP as I was too daunted by the binding task.

Now I can finish it before the gift recipient turns 1. It was supposed to be a newborn gift. YIKES!

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« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2006 02:59:59 AM »

Great tutorial!  Your blankets are beautiful.

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