|Your cut strips|
|Lay them together at a right angle, right sides together|
|Make a mark as in the photo|
|Stitch along your mark|
|Trimming the excess fabric|
|The excess piece cut|
|This is what your seam should look like (If not better)|
|Pressing the binding|
|Attaching binding to quilt|
|Stitching to within 1/4" of the edge at the corner|
Sew the binding to within 1/4" of the first edge of your quilt. Take a couple of back stitches to knot your stitch and keep it from coming out. Lift your needle and the lever so you can turn your quilt.
|The quilt turned to start stitching the next side|
|Preparing for the mitered corner|
|Lift and form a right angle|
|Hold a pin at the top and pull down onto the fold of the right angle|
|What it will look like when you pull it down and are ready to stitch|
|This is what your corners should look like|
|The space between the end and the beginning of your binding strip|
|THE BINDING TOOL!|
(If you do not have this tool you can still connect the ends by folding them inside one another and cutting off the excess. Make sure you have folded the ends so you have a finished end showing.)
If using THE BINDING TOOL:
Follow the directions on the tool itself.
|One end cut|
|Other end cut.|
|Right sides together matching the squared off tips|
Press or 'finger' press the seam open.
|The finished binding|
|Pinning to the back|
Pin the left side as indicated.
|Hold pin at crease|
|Pull down other side and pin in place.|
NOTES: You may need to do some wiggling of the fabric to make it work for you and your mitered corners may not always turn out perfect, but never give up!
I hope this was helpful. If you have any questions let me know.