Adding a flange to the binding of my mystery quilt appealed to me, but I found a couple of sites with instructions for a faux flange, which intrigued me. Here's one, and another. This is a little test I made to try out the concept:
Although the faux-flange binding is all applied by machine, there is a lot more preparation involved than for a normal binding. First I had to make 8 metre lengths of two different strips of fabric:
Then sew them together:
Press them open:
Lastly, press it in half length-ways:
After all that I needed to take a break. Tomorrow I will tackle applying it to my quilt.