10. Now, if you didn't follow my advice in step 4 and have any issues, you have options. You can decide you want a separate binding after all, or you can wait for the next tutorial (coming up very soon) where I will show you some intermediary steps.
|I don't recommend doing this.|
I am sorry that I left you wondering how I fixed this problem. When you first encounter this problem, it is important not to panic. You can keep clear headed and decide what to do. There are two ways to fix it.
One way is to give up on the fold over binding, and decide to do it the regular way with a separate binding. To do this, you can trim all of the backing even with the edge of the quilt, and attach a separate binding. But if you are making a casual quilt, one that is meant to provide love and comfort for kids, and not one you are showing to the quilt police, there really isn't any reason you can't add more love by fixing your errors. A little secret spot that got some extra attention might be just the place that the kid will gravitate to when he needs some extra attention himself.
First, trim off the error. You don't want to look at it any more than you have to. Then, find a piece of similar or matching fabric that is bigger than the error. You want to have enough fabric that you can fold over the ends, and still have it big enough to cover the problem area.
Fold the fabric up over the seam, and it is almost as good as new. Trim your little piece to be even with the remaining fabric. Repeat for as many errors as you made (I made two), and proceed as usual with the steps shown in the first tutorial. Because the sides aren't sewn, you will have to either hand stitch or machine stitch them when you are done. I used a machine.