Wednesday, June 07, 2023

120° Degrees


This is mostly for me, but here's how I did the 120° corners on the mini quilt/tablerunner. Mark a diagonal line at the corner and stop stitching on or just shy of that point. Make sure and backstitch.
This step is where we see the biggest difference in applying binding to 90° corners, when you fold the binding back over itself- align the raw-edge bottom of the binding straight with the bottom edge of the next section around the corner you're working on of the item being bound.
The next step is to fold the binding down back over itself,  and then pinning down that fold. 
Start stitching (and backstitch) on that same point where you stopped before, at the center diagonal of the corner and 1/4" away from the raw edge.

Repeat those steps with all the corners, join your binding ends as per usual.

I sewed the binding down from the front by machine as this is going to be a frequently machine washed item. The trick to this is to go more slowly than usual, and take your time folding the binding on the corners.
Some closeups of how the binding looks.

I like how a new word is suggested because of the piecing, It looks like "dictrum" maybe?
More views of the words fabric and the quilting.
This turned out to be a fun project, and now I don't have these pieced triangles sitting around.
Here's how the corner binding looks, I did a needle-down pivot and stitched into the binding join at each corner a few stitches and then back stitched, pivoted in the next direction and .
It seems to make it a little flatter.
Pretty pleased with how this turned out.

1 comment:

Scooquilt said...

Thank you! I've done it, but this is a nice reminder, very clear. Beautiful colors!