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Set in Corner

A Set in Corner is a seam that is an "L" shape with two seams that meet. What makes it unique is that it is not tied in to any other seams at the "set in corner" and can appear to be floating. The corner is often a 90 degree angle but doesn't have to be for this technique.

The example shows a gentle curve with a sharp point. This is very similar to stitching a Y-Seam, however there are only 2 seams meeting together at the corner. To keep the corner from fraying or stretching use spray starch or similar stabilizer. It is also similar to a Drunkards Patch block, however, the Drunkards Path block is made with a single seam.

Benefits of a Set In Corner

  • Knowing how to sew a Set in Corner will allow you to sew more complex blocks.

Tools and Supplies for a Set in Corner


You'll need the following for a Set in Corner:

  • Basic Sewing Supplies
  • Sewing machine
  • Marking tools
  • Ruler, rotary cutter, self healing mat
What I Wish I Knew When I Started a Set in Corner

Take time to refresh yourself on this technique if it's been a while since you stitched a SET IN CORNER. Stabilizing the fabric, especially where the seams meet, will help to ensure a crisp corner.



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