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I usually secure the back of my binding by hand, but if I'm in a hurry or it's a child's quilt that will get a lot of handling, I use a decorative stitch from the top. The wider stitch is more likely to catch the back and if it's not perfectly straight I doesn't show. jerseyjude
I used to have so much trouble laying them together at an angle (right sides facing of course) and getting them to stay put so I could sew on the diagonal. Pinning just wasn't working for me. My Aunt suggested glue stick. I place them together first then lift up the top fabric corner and just do...
Spudgrandma, I've just been reading this thread and decided to just suggest an alternative. Try this technique I've learned from Atkinson Designs patterns. Plan a double fold binding that is larger than usual - 2-1/2 inces, double folded makes a 1-1/4 inch binding. Sew on by machine using 1/4"...