Crafty Vet

I FINALLY got the 2 tone binding thing going.  What you are looking at here is the front of the quilt.  I machine-stitched the binding to the front and flipped it back.  So you would fold over the blue part and tack it down with hand stitching, leaving the purple binding on the front and the blue showing on the back.
First, you cut the front binding at 1” wide and sew all the strips together.  I did straight joins.
Then the back binding at 2” wide and sew those strips together.  
Then sew the 1” to 2” strips lengthwise, and press the seams open.
Then fold in half and press wrong sides together.  
Pin and attach, mitering corners as usual.  You can use 1/4” to 3/8” seam allowance.  I wanted mine to fit tightly so I used 3/8”.
Well…  problem…  Look where the green is and above.  The purple is the front binding part (the 1”).  You can see the stay stitching around the outside of the trimmed quilt.  This happened in many places.
I was going to leave it but I think what I need to do is rip out the WHOLE BINDING and trim the quilt smaller, then reattach.  
I can’t just take a larger seam allowance because I’ll lose too much of the binding.
I can’t leave it, can I?  
:(  
So close to the hand-sewing part!  So close!  I really don’t feel like ripping the binding off.  :(

I FINALLY got the 2 tone binding thing going.  What you are looking at here is the front of the quilt.  I machine-stitched the binding to the front and flipped it back.  So you would fold over the blue part and tack it down with hand stitching, leaving the purple binding on the front and the blue showing on the back.

First, you cut the front binding at 1” wide and sew all the strips together.  I did straight joins.

Then the back binding at 2” wide and sew those strips together.  

Then sew the 1” to 2” strips lengthwise, and press the seams open.

Then fold in half and press wrong sides together.  

Pin and attach, mitering corners as usual.  You can use 1/4” to 3/8” seam allowance.  I wanted mine to fit tightly so I used 3/8”.

Well…  problem…  Look where the green is and above.  The purple is the front binding part (the 1”).  You can see the stay stitching around the outside of the trimmed quilt.  This happened in many places.

I was going to leave it but I think what I need to do is rip out the WHOLE BINDING and trim the quilt smaller, then reattach.  

I can’t just take a larger seam allowance because I’ll lose too much of the binding.

I can’t leave it, can I?  

:(  

So close to the hand-sewing part!  So close!  I really don’t feel like ripping the binding off.  :(