I am so happy with the flat piping I added to the Vintage quilt. It delivers a sweet surprise of colour and dimension and is so easy to do. The piping is simply a 1" wide piece of fabric folded in half and stitched to each side of the quilt with an 1/8" seam allowance. Then the binding is added in the usual way and hand-sewn on the back. I think this technique would be adorable on a baby or toddler quilt.
The one thing that might be a consideration is the potential to cover up fancy quilting. It wasn't a concern for my whimsical, all-over loop-de-loop design but if one had taken the time to custom quilt right to the edges, well, some of it would get visually cut off by the flap or flange of fabric. It didn't add much time to machine sew the flat piping onto the quilt and there's nothing fancy to do at the corners; they are not mitred, just overlapped. Easy! It felt a little weird when I was hand-stitching the binding on the back of the quilt and feeling those extra layers of fabric but it didn't present any issues at all.
I created a simple label for the quilt (which I've called Vintage Kisses) with the relevant info and a pretty heart. It's all stitched on and the final creation is in the washing machine at this very minute. I added 5 Color Catchers because I'm really nervous about all that red and pink fabric nestled on the white background. Fingers crossed there won't be any running and if there is, that the Color Catchers do their job. This quilt ended up being twin sized and pretty large. I can't wait to see it out of the dryer and feel that awesome crinkly texture.
Only one more finished quilt top to turn into a completed quilt. I already have the backing fabric so it "just" needs to be assembled, quilted, and bound!