- Align the right edge of the opened binding strip along one side of the quilt as explained in the previous instructions.
- Fold the strip lengthwise again and pin-mark it an inch or so beyond the point where it becomes two layers again. Unfold. Sew to the quilt, beginning at the angled tip and sewing through only one layer of the strip. Stop at the pin mark, take a few backstitches and cut the threads.
- Lift the presser foot and refold the binding lengthwise again, aligning both edges of the strip evenly with the edge of the quilt. Check the initial seam to make sure it extends well underneath the folded, angled binding edge that now rests on top.
- Start sewing where the first seam ended.
- Continue sewing the quilt binding to the quilt, stopping to miter each corner as explained on pages 1 through 3.
- When you've worked around the quilt and are nearing the starting point, stop the sewing machine, needle down. Trim away the excess ending tail, leaving enough length to tuck into the opening created by the starting tail.
- Realign the quilt binding with the quilt and sew through all layers to finish attaching it, ending the seam just past the beginning of the first seam.
- Use a blindstitch and matching thread to secure the angled fold to the tucked-in strip.
- Sew the quilt binding to the back of the quilt.
This method produces a little bulk where binding strips are joined, but the bulk is not excessive and the method is quick and easy to accomplish.