What's the most difficult thing about machine binding? I think it's the fact that you are sewing blind....you can't see if you are catching the binding as you sew, and who wants to use multiple pins that just seem to make matters worse.
The answer is in the tips of your fingers...sort of like touch typing.
This isn't a full on binding tutorial, but just a little tip that I read somewhere, that makes all the difference.
When everything is pressed, including corners....something I don't do for hand-binding, I stitch in the ditch on the front of the quilt.
As I'm slowly stitching, I run of tip of my finger (left hand), in the ditch....and trust me, you can feel the edge of binding on the back of the quilt. You can now feel what you are doing, with your fingers. For me this makes all the difference....give it a try, it might surprise you. When I first read this, I thought what????? Then I tried it and haven't done any hand-binding since.
I don't know about you....I get lazy when it comes to labeling my quilts. Sharon Pederson in her book, More Reversible Quilts, has a nifty way of labeling and since I was already trying something new, with the reversible binding, I gave this a shot as well.
You can put the info right onto the binding....how nifty is that!!!
Now let's get this quilt clipped (you know all those pesky little threads that come from who knows where) and washed.