Flange (piping) Binding : machine sewn binding, no hand stitch
To prepare binding:
Cut two sets of strips:
Flange (accent color) cut strips 1 ½” wide
Binding (what you would use if not doing the accent) cut strips 1 ¼” wide
Stitch Flange strips together using diagonal seams, trim and press open.
Stitch Binding strips together using diagonal seams, trim and press open.
Right sides facing, sew Flange and Binding strips together using ¼” seam.
Press the seam toward the Binding strip.
Fold the strip in half (just as you would a regular binding) and press.
You now have a binding (with a small flange showing) ready to apply to the quilt. Place the binding with small flange onto the backside of the quilt and sew in place using a ¼” seam, miter corners as usual paying attention to intersection of the seams between binding and flange
JELLY ROLL PIECING
Remove selvedge edges then sew all 2 1/2” strips end-to-end on the diagonal into one long strip. (Like sewing binding together).
DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP… From one end, cut off 18″ of the sewn together strip and throw it away. This will randomize the location of the diagonal seams throughout the quilt.
Find the beginning and ending of the 1,600″ long strip. Placing each of the ends right sides together, start sewing. This will be the longest seam. When the end is reached, cut the jelly roll strip apart and finish the seam.
The strip will now be 800” long. No need to press; it can be all be done at the end.
Locate the beginning and end of the 800” strip and start sewing them together. When the end is reached, cut the jelly roll strip apart and finish the seam.
Repeat the same process a total of five times! Each “lap” will take half the time to sew as the lap before!
Press all seams the same direction and trim sides even. This results in a top that finishes about 50″ x 64″ which is a good size by itself. Borders, while totally opeional, can be added for a larger top. Quilt as desired and add binding.