Bias Binding

This method of binding is best for quilts with curved edges since it uses strips that are cut along the bias (diagonally across the fabric), and are therefore stretchier. To join the strips of fabric, lay one strip on top of the other at a right angle, with right sides facing, and stitch across the diagonal so that when you open the two strips, they lie straight. The binding is then attached by aligning the raw edge of the binding material with the raw edge of the quilt sandwich, right sides facing, and sewing through all three layers of the quilt, usually using a ¼" seam allowance. To finish, the binding is folded over and attached to the front of the quilt using a slip stitch, similar to straight strip binding.