I've just put bindings on 4 quilts this past week. I realized that I do something to help me with the starts and stops that I want to share with you. I use a safety pin to hold down my starting end to the quilt (I will begin stitching about 6 inches down from that point). AND, I add a safety pin about 6 inches away ahead of the binding as a reminder of where to stop stitching when I get there.
I find that once I put the pedal to the metal, I lose track of everything
else - so the pin is my stopping point! The 6 inches on each
side allows me room to do the matching/finishing of the binding ends - - - I
have a tip for that as well, but that comes from the "Time to Bind"
Class. So, when you have a quilt top ready for its binding, call us to set up a "Time to Bind" class and show you that in
person! We call it the Magic Triangle. You will be glad you did!
Oh, I use safety pins, because I don't want to get stuck when moving the quilt top around while sewing on the binding. I detest pain! Until later, Happy Stitching! Bluebird Janet