This is the leftover, after I had bound the quilt.
You can see that I put it on a little roll and made a "necklace" to wear while sewing on the binding. That kept it from getting all tangled and dragging while I was attaching it.
(notice how cutting on the bias made those lines angle -it adds an extra visual pop to the quilt too!)
Next I sewed the binding onto the BACK of the quilt. I know, you are thinking "that is so wrong!" but.....
After I got it sewed on, I flipped the quilt over and machine stitched the binding down on the front. That allows me to keep the stitching on the front perfectly aligned. Well, it would be perfect if I hadn't been watching television.
Now, I have one thing to say - it is way easier to sew bias binding on the quilt AND the corners miter much more easily. Oh, and I understand that it wears better and lasts longer. I really like that idea!
I plan to do a tutorial on cutting the bias binding in the next week or so. Thanks again to Pat at Silver Thimble Talk for the lesson on cutting bias binding.