Here are the ends of your binding....you have left tails unsewn from the edge of your quilt. You bring the tails together to the point where you want/need them to meet.
People tell me all the time that they have a hard time mitering their binding and they mess it up. I know if I can do it, trust me, almost everyone else can do it to....because I'm just a middle of the road talented type quilter/sewing.
I'm going to show you how I do it with the CutRite Bind Up. I used a permanent marker and wrote the directions pretty much so it would be easy to follow along. If I was one of those spanky young quilt bloggers I'd have fancy typewriting over the photo....clearly you get the "old fashion" version here at IHAN :)
Now this is where you take your CutRite Bind Up and place it over the tail with the L for Left facing upward just like the photo above. Where the two creases meet you center the ruler right where they two creases meet.
CutRite Bind Up and match the notches to the ends of each tail clipping off each tip.
And Wahhhhh Lahhhhh, "Magic Mitered Binding" all done. Now you just fold it over and stitch it to the quilt and you are now ready to hand stitch down your binding. I know, I know....some of you cringe at hand stitching the binding on. That is my favorite part as it gives me some time to separate from my project as it is coming to an end....my closure ritual.
This is what the CutRite Bind Up Ruler looks like without my funky handwriting all over the fabric. Pretty darn neat ay? I think so too. I bet you'll never guess where you can get one either....yes....you guessed it...IHAN....dang you are one smart cookie today. Guess some of us have neurons that are re-firing again.
A couple reminders before I close.
1. The FabShop is having a Shop Hop. You might want to consider joining them because there are lots of great prizes being given away. IHAN is participating so you will have to find the bunny at IHAN too. There is also a weekly special throughout the month of January for the hop. The specials are listed on the front page of IHAN each week.
2. Tomorrow night, Jan 12th (not the 13th like I wrote) is the deadline to get into the drawing for the Fab Five book by Abbey Lane Quilts.
I hope you are having a great day and have found several somethings to smile about and be grateful for.
DISCLAIMER: I work alone and until Oprah or Gail loan me some of their staff, I'm the only editor there is. I write all of the posts and because they are my words I don't see most of the mistakes. I do use spell check but often times those mistakes are not caught. So if you find mistakes that are blatant....like dates or something that is not clear....feel free to e-mail me and let me know. The rest is minor and just pretend you don't see it. I'll be sure to return the favor :)