All photos in this post are courtesy of Verykerryberry.
So, I promised to share with you my new found secret for mitred corners, but first I need to give a little bit of a back story.
A week or so ago, I received an email from Kerry, asking if she could include a link to my binding tutorial within a tutorial she was writing for a wonky star mugrug/potholder. Of course, I said yes! I was very excited to discover that, not only was the tutorial featured on Kerry's own blog, but also on Mia's Handmade and M is for Make too.
Anyway, back to the mitred corners, I was browsing through Kerry's blog when I found her own tutorial for mitred corners. Basically, the general rule seems to be that, when making the corners you stop and start sewing 1/4" away from the corner of whatever it is you're binding. However, in Kerry's tute, she stops sewing 1/4" from the corner but, once she has folded the binding and turned the corner, she starts sewing again right from the very edge. "Hmm" I thought, "that's a bit different", and I decided to try it out, as the photo of her corners did indeed look incredibly neat. Well, can I just say that, in my humble opinion, this idea is nothing short of genius! My corners turned out absolutely perfect, and I've actually now gone back and edited my tutorial to include the link to Kerry's.
I know it has been said before, and maybe it is a bit of a cliche, but this blogging community is just the absolute business! Kerry's tutorial includes links to several other bloggers, as well as myself, so it's a true collaboration, and I think the fact that she asked to use my tute, when she already had one of her own, and that I then went and learnt something new from her - well, it's just pretty darned brilliant.