Standard quilts have corners with 90 degree angles, but sometimes you come across a project with an “odd” angle. Today, I am going to show you how to bind a quilt which has 135 degree corners (8 sides). Next week, I’ll show you how to make the cute little project that I’m binding today!! (Find the Valentine’s Day Mug Rug project here.)

You will need binding strips just like if you were binding a standard shaped quilt (usually 2 1/4 – 2 1/2″ wide.) Fold them in half lengthwise, right sides out, and press.

Place the binding on the edge of the quilt, with raw edges aligned. Use a ruler and draw a line which is 1/4″ from each edge. Then draw a line from the intersection to the corner of the quilt.

Sew along the first edge, then along the line that goes to the corner:

Fold up the strip, so that the raw edge is even with the next edge of the quilt:

Fold the strip down, so it’s even with the quilt edge. The fold should make a 90 degree angle. Pin the strip in place. Draw your lines for the next corner:

Start sewing about 1/4″ from the fold:

Sew along the line, out toward the corner:

Repeat at each corner.

Fold binding to back of quilt and hand stitch in place:


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