Binding is one of those things that I seriously forget how to do every.single.time. No lie. After every quilt, I refer back to my printed page from Heather Bailey's site. But this started to get old for me, so I cheated. Yeah. I got "lazy" and decided that I no longer wanted to sew the last seam at an angle to join the two strips at the very end of binding, which was the one step that always had me going back to my trusty Heather Bailey referral sheet.
Like always, I urge you to find a method that best suits you. My method may or may not be the best method for you, but if you find yourself getting frustrated figuring out that very last seam in binding, then my tutorial might be helpful. Quilting should make you happy not grumpy. I think this is becoming my new motto. Actually, it did become my motto.
In this post I go over how to make straight grain binding, the math, how to apply it to your quilt, and how to finish it.