|Sew the strips together end to end using a mitered seam to reduce bulk.|
|Sew your main color strip and your accent color strip together|
long sides together using a 1/4" seam.
|Iron your seam to go towards the 'main' fabric.|
|Then iron lengthwise with wrong sides together to make|
your binding. See it makes a narrow decorative edge. Looks like piping!
|Sew the binding onto the back side of you quilt with your 'accent' color facing up using a 1/4" seam. The decorative piping edge is facing down on your quilt. Miter the corners like in my Machine Binding 101 Quilt Tutorial. Sewing your binding on is the same process as 'usual' at this point.|
|Doesn't it look like piping? I love how this finishes off the quilt edge.|
Makes it special... to make a wider accent on the quilt binding you could add 1/4" to the width of the accent strip when cutting your strips out for the binding.
|It also looks fabulous from the back!|
Here's my finished quilt... I'm very pleased with it.
The Summer Breeze pattern is available in my Etsy shop as an instand PDF download.