Thursday, May 30, 2013

Magical Mitering Tutorial and Giveaway!

The Savannah Collection by Benartex
We have a winner of the fat quarter bundle: Mimi. Thanks to everyone who visited and made so many nice comments. Come back again and I'll keep you posted on the June Benartex Blog Hop contest!

One of my most requested techniques is that which I refer to as "Magical Mitering." The Savannah Collection is perfect for this. Don't you just love these florals, butterflies and garden scenes?

I have sewn with Benartex fabrics for over 10 years. My connection began when I was an editor with a quilt magazine. It continues today because I'm fast, sew for the camera, and always include tips and tricks to make things easy and quick.

How can you see the tutorial? Go to the Benartex Blog today . . .
Visit the Benartex Blog for the Magical Mitering tutorial
Here's a little teaser:
Aren't these just so lovely?!!
Benartex is having a giveaway of fabulous fabrics. How can you win a fat quarter bundle of the Savannah fabrics? Visit the Benartex Blog. See the tutorial (you're going to love the easy lesson), leave them a comment and then come back here to tell me you've been there.

I will enter your name in my giveaway (courtesy of Benartex). I know you would love these fabrics. Contest ends on June 1 at midnight.

96 comments:

  1. Well, you are much faster at posting about this tutorial than Benartex is about putting it on their blog!! They are still on May 29 so I guess I'll have to check back later!!! :)

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  2. Love the benartex line and would love to make an awesome quilt with theses. I am a follower of both Benartex and you....thanks for putting this out there...

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  3. Thanks for the tutorial. I signed up to receive Benartex blog posts by email when I visited. And thanks for the chance to win.

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  4. Love the colours - so bright and cheerful! I am a GFC follower with Benartex. If I won this bundle I would make a quilt - thanks for the chance!

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  5. I tried the search box for "magical mitering" without success. I'll try back later because I really want to see this tutorial! In the meantime, thanks for the chance to win some pretty fabrics.

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  6. Post still not up! but I have no idea what time 9am EST is for us here!! (UK)

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  7. I am a follower of you and went to the site but there isn't anything on the mitering process.. I will go back later because I love tut's to refer back to when I need them.

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  8. can't find the post

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  9. Thanks for the great tutorial. Love fat quarters as they are a part of our lives now!!

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  10. Thank you for the tutorial! I'd love to win the fat quarters . . . left my comment on the Benartex blog!

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  11. The tutorial was great. I am going to try your magical mitering!

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  12. finally up great tutorial thanks for sharing.

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  13. This is just brilliant - I have always avoided mitreing but feel confident to have a go now - thank you so much.

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  14. I reviewed the tutorial, left a comment, and bookmarked it. Thanks for taking the mystery out of the magic!

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  15. You make it look sooooo easy !!!!! I left a comment and am going to give this a try. Also, love the Savannah collection you used. Thanks

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  16. Thanks Debby! I'm definitely going to try your method!
    I left a comment at the Benartex blog!

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  17. I posted on B's. blog! Loved the tutorial!
    Lori.Hada@gmail.com

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  18. I commented on the Benartex blog. What a clever concept. I will use it from now on.

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  19. great tutorial! i luv the realistic windows that you achieved with that fabric!

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  21. I commented at Benartex and will be trying those mitered corners. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. I visited, I commented, I am going to implement your technique and I love those panels:)
    Thank you for the tutorial, Debby.

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  23. Thank you for the easy lesson. I have always been afraid to try Mitering, but now I will try it soon.

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  24. Debby,You have made mitering corners look so easy. Thanks for a great tutorial. I cant wait to try this on the french braid quilt that I'm working on.

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  25. I just read your mitering tutorial. Very clever! I've never seen it done that way before.

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  26. I visited their blog, and that was a great tutorial. Marked it for future reference. I commented on their blog and I'm back here to get in the running for the prize! Thanks!

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  27. Just love all of the tutorials. This is a great way to learn and maybe do a quilting project that you never have done before. You have a chance to keep the tutorial and also have a chance to win in the giveaways. That is so cool. I also left another message on their blog. Gotta love Benartex.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  28. I left a comment at the Benartex blog. I also bookmarked it so I don't forget it. Thanks.

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  29. Hi Debby, went over to Benartex and read your tutorial. Thanks for doing that. I have been doing a few miters but you have made it easier for me to do the next ones.

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  30. Thanks for the tutorial. The fabrics look great - I'd love the chance to play with my own set.

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  31. You make the hardest things in quilting look so easy peasy. Keep up the great work. babscorbitt@gmail.com left comment on benartex blog

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  32. I left a comment. It sure seems like an easy way to do it. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  34. Great tutorial. Love the tip. I left a comment.

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  35. Very good tutorial - and I left a comment on their blog!

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  36. Well, that gave me a "duh" moment! How very clever to sew off the end - much easier and more accurate than trying to get a pin in the perfect spot.

    Thanks for sharing :-)

    Don't enter me into this giveaway - I'm cleaning and organizing my sewing room and feeling overwhelmed by fabric right now. I know it's a temporary situation, but I'm being strong. For now.

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  37. Great tutorial. I will try it your way the next time I need to miter for some windows. I love the fabric and would love to have it.

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  38. I left a comment on their blog but in case you didn't read it, I loved the tutorial especially for the photos.

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  39. Great tutorial!!! Now I can miter stripes instead of figuring out a corner block in my borders!!! Thank you!!!!!

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  40. Wow Debby. I loved the tutorial! You made it look so easy. I really like the look of mitered corners, but it really was hard for me to get them right.Now, I definitely will be doing it more. Thank you so much and thank you for the giveaway.

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  41. Just finished reading through your tutorial on the Benartex blog. Even though I know how to miter, I'm glad I read through your instructions. I do mine a little differently, but the end result is the same. One thing I do that is different is to make the length of my strips longer than needed. I can then slide the strips up and down, or side to side, and put the miter where I want it. That way my stripes make nice corners like the left side of your project and large flowers can look like once piece instead of being cut in two. Some might think that's overkill, but I like the results and don't mind the little bit of extra time or "wasted" fabric.

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  42. I love the tutorial. I read it through and commented. The possibilities are endless. Thank you for the detailed tutorial!

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  43. I visited the May Blog Hop: Day 3 of eht Sew in Love with Fabric (Benartex) blog and loved your tutorial. Thanks for the chance to win a fat quarter bundle.

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  44. Debby .. that is a wonderful tutorial (I saw at Bernatex blog); I just love those fabrics. Thank you for the chance to win them.

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  45. Thanks Debby, that really is magical. I'll give it a go.

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  46. I visited and commented on the Benartex post. I just love that quilt. Nice tutorial. Thank you.

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  47. I checked out the tutorial and will be using your technique on the quilt I am working on--thanks for the instructions on miters!!

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  48. Love the tutorial! Love the fabric! Love you (been a fan for years). Commented on Benartex. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  49. That is so pretty, thank you for the tutorial. I commented on Benartex.

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  50. Debby you always make things easier for us, thank you! Beautiful quiltlet, love the fabric! Have commented on the Benartex blog too. Best, Ani

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  51. Went and visited your wonderful tutorial. Great technique, thanks for sharing. LOVE the fabric panels!

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  52. I've been to the Benartex blog and left a comment. Your tutorial is great so now I should have perfect mitered corners every time.
    Bev in Alberta

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  53. Great tutorial over at the Benartex blog. I've left them a comment. Thanks for sharing your tutorial!!

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  54. Wow that was a great tutorial thanks for sending me that way and thanks for the chance to win some fabric!

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  55. Thanks for the great tutorial. You make mitering easy! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  56. I was there, but don't enter me. I just won a giveaway and my lovely teapot fabrics arrived yesterday! Love them all! Thank you so much. I am happy to have seen your magic miter method.

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  57. Thanks for sharing your technique. I love the look of mitered corners.

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  58. love your technique for mitering corners ... easy peasy. thanx for the chance to win some fabulous fabric.

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  59. Thanks for the tutorial. I visited the Benartex blog and left a comment.

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  60. Thank you for the tutorial. I left a comment on Benartex's blog.

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  61. Great tutorial. I visited the blog and left a comment.

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  62. i follow benartex and now i follow your blog!

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  63. Savannah is one of my favorite collections this year! I visited Benartex's blog and left a comment. Thanks for the hint! (Always so great!)

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  64. Thanks i went and left a comment on the Benartex Blog.Love your tout am going to give it a try.

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  65. I'm chatting and chatting. Lovely fabric and magical tutorial.

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  66. Great tutorial, Debbie. I can't wait to try it.

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  67. Great tutorial! I left a comment on Benartex's blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  68. I left a comment and want to let you know what a great teacher you are. I always knew I couldn't make a mitered corner but by the time I finished reading I knew I could. Can't wait to give it a try.

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  69. I left a comment on the Bernatex blog. Great tutorial, too! I need to try it on something soon! :)

    Sandy A

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  70. Great tutorial....I will definitely try this one! I left a comment on the Bernatex blog and also found a few new tutorials that I really like. Thank you!

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  71. Thank you for the chance to win. I read the tutorial and pinned it so I wouldn't forget. Nice technique! mcdowallrc@gmail.com

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  72. I visited the tutorial and, like Cindy above me, pinned it. Thanks for the great instructions and for the giveaway.

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  73. Went to your tutorial. You always do things in interesting ways!
    qwilltr@gmail.com

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  74. Thank you for the chance. The tutorial is awesome. Off to give it a try

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  75. I now feel like I might be able to tackle mitered corners and borders! Great tutorial...thank you!

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  77. That is a really clever way to do Attic Windows! I have copied and saved it in my Good Ideas File and will give it a go.

    I receive the Benartex Blog by e-mail, so never miss anything interesting.


    (Edited to correct several typos and one extra word.)

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  78. Thanks for the tutorial. I'm going to give mitered corners a try! I left a comment on the Benartex blog as well. I get the email updates and look forward to reading them!

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  79. Your tutorial explained the miter so well. Thank you for making it look easy.

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  80. Great tutorial. Very similar to the way I have always done it, except for extending the stitching line. Great idea.Thanks for sharing.
    BonnieLarson58@gmail.com

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  81. Bernatex doesn't have it up yet. They are falling behind :)

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  82. Just got here from Benartex....what a cool trick! Thank you for sharing.

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  83. I visited Bernatex and left a comment. I love the new tip for mitering. I can't wait to try it.

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  84. HELLO! I VISITED BENARTEX>LIKED THEIR TUTORIAL!
    WHAT A NEAT IDEA! THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  85. Very clear, I love tutorials with lots of photos, makes it much easier to follow :)

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  86. Debby, you are amazing. I got so excited with this I had to go try it and I tried it and tired it again, and again, and now I have several cute blocks made. thanks kiddo.

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  87. I love the tutorial and have started to draw up a pattern to highlight some of my treasured flower prints. Many thanks.

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  88. Nice fsbric line and tutorial

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  89. Nifty. I haven't seen this before! Thanks!

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  90. Love the fabrics! Visited the Benartex blog--this is an interesting way of doing miters!

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  91. I really like the color combinations for this quilt. I also viewed the tutorial on the Benartex blog. Very interesting way to miter corners.

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  92. I visited the Benartex blog. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  93. HI, I had seen your tutorial before on magical mitering but nice to see with different materials. i commented on their blog

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  94. Thank you so much for your tutorial. I've had such difficulty with mitering! I was @ the benartex site and love their block hops!

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  95. I left a comment at the tutorial on Benartex's blog.

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