This Saturday I got together with several quilting friends from the Chicago area for a day of showing our work recently completed or in progress. We had a great time sharing ideas and getting feedback on our work. The issue of machine stitching binding came up, and I mentioned that I'd been helped by some online tutorials. I thought I'd share the list here, in case anyone else is interested too. I've listed a number of tutorials below--one video, the rest photos and text. How is it I have ready access to a list like this? They're all things I've saved as I've come across them to "tada lists"--a nifty site for saving lists of one sort of another. I searched for the term "binding" in my list for tutorials, and easily found what I was looking for. If you're curious to see what other tutorials I've collected, you can see my full list at: http://pgold45.tadalist.com/lists/1291659
Start by sewing binding to front
sew binding to front, pin binding all around and sew in the ditch for a straight-stitch finish on the back--Judy Laquidara (video tutorial—very clear)
same method from Melody Johnson:
and from Rita of Red Pepper Quilts (she pins a little differently; very clear instructions—scroll down some to get to this final part of the binding instructions)
Marny & Jill do something very similar, using clips instead of pins to secure the binding, and using an edge-joining foot):
Start by sewing binding to back
sew binding to back, finish on front with a narrow zig-zag stitch (Wanda Hanson). Mary Beth Clark sometimes uses this method, often using a machine blanket stitch. This method shows more on the front, but can be done without pinning, and without any worry about catching the binding on the back.