400 inches of binding is a LOT of binding!
... eleven width of fabric 2½ inch strips (I'm thankful I could use my Accuquilt Go Cutter to cut them), diagonal cuts to prepare them for joining, stitching the joins, trimming the ears, pressing the seams open, then pressing the binding in half.
Next step was to find a big enough clear floor space to spread the quilt out to measure the binding to see that the joins would not land on a corner.
Then it was manouevring 10,000 square inches of quilt under the machine to attach the binding.
Of course the bobbin ran out in the middle!
Mitre after mitre, stitch by stitch and around the quilt we journeyed.
Out onto the table to cut the binding and prepare for the final join.
By this time I was quite pleased at my progress.
What I hadn't counted on was how long it was going to take me to hand-stitch that binding to the back!
Yes, I could have done it all by machine but I knew I would not be happy with the result.
So inch after inch, I stitched that binding down - 400 inches of it!
Two nights and five hours later and it was done!
Was it worth it? Absolutely!
PS Hasn't my quilter done a fabulous job?
Jinny Beyer quilt design - free Craftsy Class 2015.