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How To Miter Borders on a Quilt with Fat Quarter Shop

Happy Thursday my quilty friends!
I have a confession to make – mitering borders has always been a challenge for me. They look so nice since it perfectly joins a nice stripe or directional print at a 45-degree angle, but it’s not that easy. Last year I finally had to conquer mitering, and with some time and practice, I can now say it’s part of my quilting skill set. In this video, I will show you my mitering technique, and trust me you’ll be mitering in no time with these simple tips and tricks.


  1. This tutorial was fantastic-I have now mitered my first quilt border and it looks great! Thanks so much!

  2. I love this tutorial. Its made mitering corners clearer for me. But I have a question. Is there a formula for how much extra you need to add to the ends? Seems to me a 6" border would need more than a 3" border, right? Thanks in advance!

  3. Thanks for this tutorial. I'm currently planning to use several borders and have been nervous about it. You just helped build my confidence!

    I miss all of you at FQS!