Binding can be tricky to get right but that’s only true until you learn a way that makes sense for you.
Here’s the post-it note that is stuck to the wall just behind my sewing machine.
It helps me to sew my binding pieces together alternating right side up so that I have one continuous piece of binding when I’m finished. Before this post-it note existed, I’d spent lots of time unpicking stitches.
This is the blog post that made the most sense to me when I first learned to make binding on my own. (And where my post-it drawing came from.) Thank you, Allison from Cluck Cluck Sew!
Here are some great options to try to find your favorite:
Here’s the Ultimate Quilt Binding Tutorial from Jenny’s at Missouri Star Quilt Company https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vCWpxBRs20
Here’s a step by step picture tutorial from Amy Smart, Diary of a Quilter
This binding tutorial includes additional info on finishing your binding with hand stitching
Rita from Red Pepper quilts uses continuous cross-grain binding, she’ll teach you how to here:
Jera, from Quilting in the Rain shares this machine binding tutorial
This binding really frames a quilt in a beautiful way, Lorna from sewfreshquilts
Find the one that makes the most sense to you and use it to finish your next few quilts. Once you’ve used it a few times, it’ll stick, I’m sure of it. If not, get yourself a post-it note ;)