The bias binding for my quilt is made! It is completely amazing how much two and a half inch wide bias binding you can make with a relatively small amount of material. When I made the binding for my last quilt, I remember doing it this way, but I don't recall learning that the reason you cut it on the bias is so the cloth will stretch better. It takes me a few times doing the same thing to fully appreciate all the intricacies of a technique.
I measured and sliced and pinned and sewed (and only ripped out one piece twice because I didn't sew right sides together) and ironed open about 310 inches. Give or take an inch.
Now I am ready to sew the binding on the quilt. Just as soon as I figure out exactly what pattern to use for the quilting. Lines, circles, diagonals, crosses. Oh, how to choose? There is sure to be a combination of methods. I am on a path of quilting discovery and I intend to leave no stone unturned.
Maybe I will use these scraps to sew up some kind of a pillow to throw on the bed that will be covered with the quilt that is bound with this wacky orange bias binding. Don't say it. I know I am out of control.