As in binding your quilt. :-)
This blog post was prompted by a recent lengthy conversation with Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co fame about bindings and such.
The next picture will show my preferred method...
I start in the center on a long side of the quilt - this way when I turn that final fourth corner I know that the end is near. teehee!!! I use binding clips but will only clip along that long side and around the first corner; after I turn the first corner I stop and clip again to the next corner (it's a silly game I play with myself). I hold the quilt like you see in the picture working from right to left (you'll notice my parked needled ready to go again). By the way, I cut my binding strips 2" wide and I like to use a Sharp needle with a single strand of thread.
edit: I failed to mention that I always stitch down my mitered corners (front and back)
Some prefer the method shown in the next picture.
So, what's your preferred method? I'd love it if you'd share your binding secrets!
I was chatting with Carrie to thank her for the package of goodness that arrived in my mailbox. Look at all those goodies she shared with me. All of her latest Schnibbles patterns, an adorable mini journal titled "What I Made" and one of her Tuffets. Oh, it pained me to remove the black ribbon (the patterns looked so cute all tied up), I took the Tuffet out of the bag and it now resides by my sewing machine and I wrote a few notes in my cute journal. Carrie, thank you so much for you!