How to Create Rounded Corners on a Quilt

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This Easy Technique Adds Lots of Charm!

Gently rounded corners are a lovely finishing touch for a quilt. This simple technique can take a nice quilt to extraordinary without creating much more work.

One benefit of rounded corners is that you don’t need to miter the corners of the binding. However, you will need to use bias binding. It’s not hard to make your own. You’ll find instructions here and here.

How to Create Rounded Corners on a Quilt

One tip to keep in mind is that larger circles won’t require special attention. Simply stretch the bias binding gently to fit around the curves.

“Battle for Glory” quilt.

Jenny Wilding Cardon from Martingale recommends using a template or such that is at least 5″ across. This is a nice sized arc for a larger quilt and is an easy curve to stitch. See her comments here.

For smaller arcs, like in pot holders and other small projects, you’ll find good instructions in the tutorial referenced here.

Nettie from A Quilt is Nice walks you through the steps of making rounded corners in the following tutorial.

Click here for the free “Rounded Quilt Corners” tutorial.




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