I shared this finish with you last week, but I took pictures while making the facing as I thought some of you might be interested in learning how I did it.
First I cut 2 1/2 inch strips and pressed under about a half inch along one side of each. I placed one on each of the shorter ends of the quilt, stretching the facing strip slightly and pinning as I went. You can see that I didn’t measure, just left them a little long. Next I stretched slightly and pinned the two strips on the long sides. I did trim these ends just a little short as you can see below.
That was done on purpose to reduce bulk in the corners. Then I stitched all the way around about a quarter inch from the edge.
I trimmed the excess facing and the corners just beyond the stitch line as you can see here.
Next I opened up the side strips and pressed them outward.
Then I turned the whole thing over and pressed again as it would be sewn. See the nice edge you get?
At this point, your corners will look like this.
This is what it looks like after hand stitching.
Have a great day!