A mitered corner is when two sides come together at a 45 degree angle. You can use this technique to create a polished look on many sewing projects, like napkins, tablecloths, blankets, quilts and curtains.
You can make mitered corners just about any size. This example will have a 1” mitered corner.
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You don’t have to iron creases if your fabric doesn’t iron well, like Minky. Use pins or clips to hold the first fold in place instead.
Fold the fabric over ¼” to ½” and press it. Then fold it over again however wide you want the border to be and iron it. Repeat these steps on the other corners. Open the fabric so just the first crease is folded over.
Measure 2 times the width of your border from the corner down each side. Draw a line connecting the two marks.
Cut off the excess fabric about ¼” from the seam. Turn it right side out. Then push out the point of the corner.