This is the finished wall hanging. You can see that there is a thin grey border on the outside, maybe you thought it was another border piece...but it isn't! You just can't tell from this photo.
This is what I'm talking about. An extra detail, a fancy binding! I wanted to bring just a touch more grey in to mirror the inside mitered border. Instead of adding a skinny border around the outside edge, this seemed like a perfect solution.
This detail is worth a little extra time, especially because of all the labor that goes into an EPP project. Plus...it's so easy!
I started with my binding choice. I cut 2 1/4" strips, miter the strips for a binding that will go around the entire quilt. Fold and press in half.
Cut your accent piece at 1". Make sure you have enough to go around your quilt.
There are many ways to add a flanged accent to your quilts. My quilt was small and oddly shaped, so I choose to sew the flange around the entire quilt before adding my binding.
I added pieces to the corners using 1/8" seam allowance. That will ensure that your stitching doesn't show when sewing your binding on at 1/4". I made sure to add a little extra on both ends for trimming.
Then, I stitched the flanged accent pieces to the longer sides. Trim the edges.
Add your binding using your usual method and you will end up with a beautiful special detail!
Simple, different and beautiful! Have you ever added a twist to your bindings before? Please share...I think we would all like to learn something new!