Candy stripe quilt binding: a pretty way of using two different colours in a binding is to make candy stripes. I have used 2.1/2″ strips here, but you could make the strips smaller if you wanted a thinner candy stripe.
Making the candy strip quilt binding
Take 2.1/2″ strips of two different fabrics – or as many fabrics as you want to use. Sew the strips together along the length in pairs and then sew the pairs together to give a width of eight strips. I don’t advise going wider than this as it becomes more difficult to manage when cutting.
Beginning in a corner, place your ruler so that it is the same distance from the corner on each edge. Cut strips along this diagonal, measuring them at 2.1/2″ from top to bottom. Don’t forget that this is not the same as 2.1/2″ along the edge because the edge is at a slant on the strips.
Join the strips together to make whatever length of candy stripe quilt binding you need for your quilt (length plus width times two plus a good 6″ for corners and joins).
Sewing candy stripe quilt binding to the quilt
Fold in half along the length and press. Beginning half way along a side of the quilt, place the folded binding along the edge with the fold towards the middle, all raw edges together. Follow the usual rules for corners (see quilt binding if you are not sure), and continue to where you began stitching.
Join the ends of the candy stripe quilt binding as for normal quilt binding. It gives a lovely, different look to your quilt.