How can I get the corners to lie nicely? Is there a trick or something I can buy to help? I pin them and then when I go to sew one side looks ok and the other not so much. On a rare occasion I get one of the four to look great.
The method that works for me is at the corner, sew the binding down to within 1/4" from the end, back stitch a couple of stitches and end your threads. Fold the binding up at a 45 degree angle (the binding and the next edge form a straight line) then fold down even with the unfinished edge of the side you just stitched. Begin stitching this new side at the same stitch you ended with (1/4"). Apply the binding down this new side and repeat at the next corner, etc. When you are turning the binding to finish, the corners have a nice 45 degree angle to follow to shape the corner.
Hope this was clear
Wow, I kinda feel dumb as that is brilliant! Thanks. :)
I was having problems with this as well but on another thread I read this: Stop your stitching the same distance from the corner as the width of your finished binding.My problem was that my finished binding is usually a little more than 1/4" because I start with a 2-1/2 inch strip instead of 2-1/4 inches (that way I can use jelly roll strips - I am lazy!) so I find that if I stop a little more than 1/4" away from the corner I am better off and I have a little bit of leeway. Otherwise I do it as is very nicely described above.