*I start in the middle of one side of my quilt. Lay raw edge of binding against raw edge of quilt. Leave about a 10" tail before you start any pinning. I only use a pin to mark where to start sewing.
*I fold the bulk of the quilt to reduce resistance when sewing.
*When you come close to the corner stop sewing 1/4" from bottom. I place a pin at the edge and use the mark on my 1/4" foot to show me where to stop sewing.
*Leaving your needle down lift presser foot and turn quilt diagonal then lower presser foot and sew to the edge of the quilt. You should just be able to eyeball this. Then remove pin.
*Lift presser foot and pull quilt away and snip threads. Fold binding at angle as shown in the photo above.
*Now fold binding down and pin as shown in the photo above. The pin isn't necessary once you are comfortable doing the fold.
*Begin sewing and repeat this method for all 4 corners.
*Once you finish the 4th corner stop sewing the binding when you are about 10" from the tail of the beginning binding. I usually mark my "stop sewing" spot with a pin.
*Lay the quilt edge flat where you'll attach the tails. Mark the beginning tail with a pin.
*Lay the end tail along edge of quilt to overlap with tail beginning. Take a ruler and measure 2 1/2" (because that's the width of your binding strips) beyond the pin.
*Fold back the binding and cut off excess tail.
*Just like making binding...lay tails right sides together and pin for stability.
*Mark a diagonal sewing line.
*Sew along diagonal line.
*Trim off excess leaving 1/4" and iron your seam open. Then iron the fold to crease.
*Lay edge flat and binding should fit smoothly right along edge of quilt. Pin and sew in place. Now you're ready to hand sew the binding on the back. That will be the next tutorial, once I have a project ready to photograph.
I hope this helps. Please let me know if anything is unclear. ~Piecefully, Stephanie