Here I’m holding the mitered corner in a death grip so I can make sure it lines up in a nice and tidy way. I’ve sewn the corners of the binding where I want them as I hand sew this side of the binding to the quilt. Then I’ll tuck the extra fabric into the corner and tack it shut with a stitch. I wish I’d taken a picture of that. I’ll get it next time I make a quilt.
I took some pictures so I could post a quick little tutorial on how to hand sew a quilt binding on, using an invisible stitch. It always seems like magic to me.
The binding fabric is folded under just a bit. I’ve machine sewn the binding onto the other side of the quilt so there is a line of stitching on this side that I need to hide under the binding fabric. I also try to make sure it looks even across the quilt edge but other than those two things, I’m not very careful
I put the needle into the flannel and follow along the line of the binding, right up close to it, for just under about a half and inch. I pull it out and…
then put the needle into the binding right next to where it came out of the flannel and make just under a half inch or so long stitch in the binding – always pulling the thread nice and snug. I pull the needle out and …
do it again on the flannel side. That way the thread is hidden under the fabric and the stitch is invisible.
I just keep moving along that way all along the binding. It’s always surprising to me how fast it moves along.