I’ve had this little quilt all stitched and ready to quilt and bind for – hate to say it but it’s been almost three years. I have no idea what was keeping me from completing it. Other things always seemed more important. Anyway I finally finished it, yesterday. I used my quilting calculator app to figure out how many strips of binding I needed. It worked perfectly.
I did a double fold binding; stitched the strips on the bias, folded in half along the length and with wrong side facing. Stitched the binding onto the front and turned to the underside. For the final step of the binding I usually pin in place and stitch-in-the-ditch from the right side. This method means I have to insert lots of pin to make sure that the binding stays in place while I stitch. This time I decided to try double side tape; wash away double side tape to be exact. I put the tape along the folded edge of the binding, removed the paper protector and secured it into place as evenly as possible. It was a dream to stitch-in-the-ditch; there were no pins to get stuck in my fingers as I sewed. The nice part is that the first time I wash the quilt, the double side tape disappears. My Edge Joining foot also made the stitching-in-the-ditch way easier.
And here is the quilt on my little twin bed. I think it turned out pretty nice.