Mitering Corners Made SimpleKate Bashynski, a member of the Sewing With Nancy team, designed the No-Math Miter Template Set to miter corners quickly and easily. Use the No-Math Miter Template Set to add mitered borders plus finish the quilt edge without a quilt binding, in one process. You can choose from six finished border sizes: 3/4″, 1″, 1-1/2″, 2″, 2-1/2″, and 3″.

No Math Miter quilt templates as seen on Nancy Zieman's Blog

How to Use No-Math Miter Templates as a Quilt Finish

  • Determine the finished size of the quilt border. There are six options: 3/4″, 1″, 1-1/2″, 2″, 2-1/2″, and 3″.
  • Layer the quilt top, batting, and backing. Pin layers together.
  • Cut the batting the finished width of the border minus 1/4″ on all four sizes.
  • Cut the backing fabric double the finished width of the border plus 1/4″ on all four sides.

How to use the No Math Miter Templates to create an easy border on quilts

In the example, the finished border measures 2″. The batting was cut 1-3/4″ wider than the quilt top on all four sides, and the backing was cut 4-1/4″ wider than the quilt top on all for sides.

Mitering Corners Made Simple

  • Cut on the traced lines.

How to make mitered corners by Nancy Zieman of Sewing With Nancy

  • Press up the 1/2″ seam allowance along the outer edges of the quilt.

Mitering Corners Made Easy

  • Open the seam allowance and fold each corner in half diagonally, right sides together, and stitch with a 1/2″ seam.

Easy Mitered Corners

  •  Clip up to, but not through, the stitching at the corner.

Mitering Corners Made Simple

  • Press the seam open. Use the Iron Finger, a silicone pressing tool, to easily press the mitered corner area.

Easy Mitered Corners

  • Turn the backing/border fabric to the right side, turn under the 1/2″ seam allowance, and press. 
  • Repeat these steps at each corner.
  • Edgestitch the border to the quilt.
  • Ta da!

Mitering Corners Made Simple

The No-Math Miter Template Set

Isn’t this a handy way to finish a quilt project? If you’d like to have a No-Math Miter Template Set of your own, click here!

No Math Miter Template set as seen on Nancy Zieman's Blog

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