Normally, I apply a 2 1/2 inch binding to my quilts but I wanted a larger binding on my goat quilt. So, I cut a three inch binding and realizing it wouldn't be "full" I cut a one inch strip of Hobbs Thermore batting to fill it with. However, this necessitated me applying the binding in different way because using the mitering method wouldn't work. So, I applied the top first, then the bottom making the binding even with the edges of the quilt. Next, I applied the side bindings and used extra length so I could fold it over so the edges were contained.