I just returned from a fabulous few days of quilting. As a quilt teacher, I can never just sit quietly when I have an opportunity to help a fellow quilter. I saw someone struggling with joining the end of their binding strips and offered to share with the group an easier way to join the end of their binding strips.
I would like to share with you the steps to do this:
When starting your binding, leave an approximately 6 inch tail unsewn. Sew all the way around the quilt until you are approximately 6 inches from the starting end of the binding. Stop sewing at this point.
Step 2: Measure from the END of your starting strip. This is where the pin is in this picture. The formula for your measurement:
the width of your binding plus 1/2 inch = where you will cut the end of your binding strip. In the picture, Flo's binding was three inches wide when she cut it. She added 1/2 inch so she is cutting off the end of her binding strip at 3 1/2 inches.