Now to join the strips into one long strip lay two down, right sides together like this:
You are going to sew them together on the diagonal like this:
Ta da! Two joined strips. Now trim to a 1/4 inch.
See how when you open it up you have two ugly tags sticking out?
Now go and press all the seams open,
and then press your binding in half, wrong sides together.
OK, now you have something that looks like this. Let me show you how I finish that off!
Take the loose binding from the beginning and lay it along the quilt.
Now flip the other piece of binding so it lays over the first piece. They are overlapping.
Give a little tug on the top layer. You don't want there to be any "slack" or your binding will end up too big!
First I fold up my quilt so these two binding pieces are closer together, it just gives you more space to work with them.
I carefully slide those pins out and use them to hold things in place so I don't lose track of my perfectly matched centers.
Now just sew on the diagonal like you did before!
Lookin' good! Before you trim anything, straighten out your quilt and double check that it isn't twisted or too loose.
Now go ahead and trim to a 1/4", and trim off those tags.
Finger press that seam open so it will lay nice and flat.
Now sew it the rest of the way down, overlapping your stitches at the beginning and end!
Ta Da!! The back is complete! You will be amazed at how quickly this goes after you have done it a couple of times! I would love to hear from you, if you have any questions or comments please don't hesitate to ask!
Part two is coming soon --- the front! It actually goes much faster than the back. That is where my magic discovery comes in.