Sewing the binding to the quilt
drop the accordion folded binding on the floor between your feet
Use walking foot The walking foot feeds the quilt and binding through the machine at the same pace so there is no slipping or sliding and no stretch marks on your binding.
move needle to the right so that both pads of the walking foot are pushing the fabric
Lay binding on the edge of quilt begin sewing 6-8 inches from the end of the binding leave a tail
The needle should be 1/4 inch from the edge of the quilt and binding the right pad the the walking foot should be on the binding.
I put a pin at the edge of the quilt, there is a mark on the walking foot that is 1/4 inch from the needle so when my pin reaches that mark I stop sewing with the needle down.
turn and sew off at a 45 degree angle
lift presser foot and turn quilt 90 degrees
fold binding to the left on 45 degree angle stitching line is your guide
fold binding 90 degree line up with quilt edges
I usually tug it about 1/8 inch per 6 inches of quilt
nearing the end of the binding and no mess no twisted or tangled binding!!!
you should have 12-16 inches of unattached quilt and binding
fold back the end of binding leaving a 1/4 inch gap bias has a lot of stretch If you don't leave a gap you will have too much binding for the space and you binding will be puckery or bunchy and bumpy from too much binding in too small a space.
finger press a sharp crease
open up bias right sides of binding together mountain folds together at a right angle
insert a pin at the intersection of the long crease and the finger pressed crease in the valley fold
straighten binding, match creases and pin on seam line
oops my pins are backwards for the sewing machine
check to be sure seam is right and center creases match and the binding is snug for the space left to sew
center needle and sew seam recheck trim and finger press
move the needle to the right to finish sewing the binding to the quilt
the 1/4 gap allows just enough stretch
I can never tell where I joined the bias after the quilt is finished.
stitch by hand turn the corners tuck in at a 90 degree angle and fold down a 45 degree angle for a sharp square corner