I did my binding this morning, all on machine. My friend Debby Brown is trapped beneath piles of quilts waiting for binding. Here is how I do my binding.... Pay attention Debby.....
I cut my strips 2 1/4 inches. ( I like a full binding). Sew them together, press in half. I attach it to my quilt with 1/4 inch seam.... Once my ends are joined, then the magic starts.
I put my all time favorite foot.... number 10, the edge stitch foot. I move my needle 3 clicks to the right, and line up the blade on the foot, with the edge of the quilt... See how my blade is lined up with the white part... If you think of stitching in the ditch, the blade is against the "high" part of the seam. Sew..... ( stop and check your back. make sure it is being caught. If not.... move the needle another click to the right).
and here is the back!
Done. Now if I was making an heirloom quilt, or a quilt going in a show to be judged... I'd hand sew, but for a baby quilt, that will be washed and loved and dragged around, this is a great way to do your binding.
I just removed my blue marks, the quilt is in the dryer. I'll post a picture later.