I had enough questions regarding the corners of machine stitched binding, that I quickly put together a sample. In my earlier post, I was doing a reversible binding so there were no mitered corners. Below is a sample of regular binding with mitered corners. I just grabbed one of my samples and did a quick corner.
My preference is a two and one half inch binding. Here it is folded in half and sewn to the front of the quilt, using a quarter inch seam allowance. I won't go into all of the details in applying bindings here.
take time to press the mitered corners.
You'll be glad that you did.
You are now ready to start stitching. I use a walking foot for the whole binding procedure. Make sure to match the upper thread as closely as possible, to the front of the quilt. I didn't do this, so you could see the thread a little better. Match your bobbin thread to your binding, again I didn't do this purposely for this sample. Start with a very short stitch length and then set to about 3mm.
Remember to use your left finger, in the ditch as you sew, that way you can feel if you are catching the edge of the binding, as in this post.
I hope this helps.
In between doing this, I just took my Oakshott Quilt, out of the dryer.....pictures later.