Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins of Piece of Cake have always amazed me. Not only for their wonderful sense of color and design but also for their itty bitty cording. Yes,cording that is inserted along the inside edge of the binding. It is flawless.
Well my eyes and sewing skills are not "that great" so I am going to show you my
This technique works great sewn in between borders
OR as an edge treatment next to the binding.
The first set of pictures shows piping between 2 borders.
Determine the size of the piping you want to show.
I cut mine 1.5" for a .125 finished edge.
Cut 2" for .5" finished edge.
The outer border on this quilt is the large green dot shown in the bottom corner of the picture. This border was added next leaving .125 of the small red dot piping peeking through. Once I was comfortable with this I started sewing the piping and borders on in one step. Until then it is best to see the piping in place before adding the next border or binding.
Now I will show you my "FAUX FLAT PIPING".