|finished 36" x 47"--see the tiny gold flange?|
It worked! and it looks great in person. (double click photos for close-up views) I'll be doing this again some day--not for every quilt, but there will be times when I really want that little accent of added color.
More detailed instructions and helpful photos are at the link above, but here are the basic steps (condensed a bit).
(1) Cut main binding fabric strips 1-1/2" wide--the perimeter of the quilt plus 8-10 inches. (I needed 4 WOF cuts.). Seam the strips together, end-to-end, with mitered seams to reduce bulk.
|#1 and #2--two different widths of strips|
(2) Cut the accent or flange fabric 1-3/4" wide. (I used gold.) Again, cut as many as needed to total the quilt's perimeter plus 8-10". Seam them together, end to end.
|#3 seam main fabric and accent fabric together|
(4) Press the seam toward the main fabric, and then press the binding in half, wrong sides together, with raw edges lined up.
Because the accent/flange fabric is cut wider, it shows up on the front when the binding is pressed.
|#4 -- press binding in half. The flange/accent appears.|
|#5 -- sew binding to BACK of quilt, main fabric down|
|#6 -- pull binding to the front and topstitch through the flange|
Enjoy the holiday weekend. We see 70 degrees in our forecast. That's wonderful!