I have always been a bit embarrassed about the rounded corners of my quilts. No matter how hard I tried I always seemed to have a bit of fiddling and folding to do to make the corners square and neat. This is an example - not perfect , and that is after all the fiddling.
The trick is simply this. When you reach one quarter inch from the edge with your binding seam, instead of finishing off, leave your needle down, lift your presser foot, and turn the quilt so you can continue the seam at a 45 degree angle through to the corner as shown, as shown.
Then fold back this side and commence the next side seam the usual quarter inch in .
Simple! This little extra stitching through to the corner results in a very neat, tidy and crisp corner when you turn the binding over to the back of your quilt . Hallelujah !!! I am one happy quilter!
A short and simple post today - but hopefully one you will find useful. This trick has revolutionized my quilt corners.
Happy sewing, Miriamx