Now you have your binding made and you’re ready to attach it to your quilt. Start attaching it in the middle of one side. Leave a 10-12 inch “tail” of binding before you start stitching with the raw edges of your quilt and raw edges of your binding lined up.
Take a couple of stitches forward and a couple of stitches in reverse to secure. Continue stitching 1/4” from the edge until you get to 1/4” away from the end of the first side. Reverse stitch a couple of stitches to secure. My 1/4” foot has a mark on it so I know when I’m 1/4” away from the end. Accuracy is important here to get a neat mitered corner.
Take your quilt out of the machine and cut your threads. Turn your quilt 90 degrees in preparation to sew the next side. Fold your binding up in a 45 degree angle so the raw edge of your binding is in a straight line with the raw edge of the quilt.
Starting right at the edge, stitch down the new side (start by securing seam with a few stitches forward and a few in reverse.) Repeat this procedure for each corner. Stop stitching 14-16 inches from where you started.
Next I’ll show you a wonderful way to join the two ends – it works beautifully every time!
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