So I cut my strips at 2-1/2", sew them all together, press in half and sew onto the right side of the fabric using a 3/8" seam. This is where my ingenuity comes into play. I like to sew my bindings down BY MACHINE! Matching thread, of course, to the binding. I choose a decorative stitch that's not too intricate---usually an elongated "S", or lazy "S", I guess. I load the same thread in the top and bottom so I can sew it on from the back. That way I won't have to worry about whether I'm catching the entire binding on the back. Here's what it looks like:
Or you can also sew it on from the front, pulling the binding around to the back:
And when it's all done and the quilt is washed, I don't think you can tell the difference. Now I know that some people disagree and want their bindings to poof out rather than lie flat. I personally don't think anyone will care. I also like that I don't have to worry about the stitches coming out if I've sewn it down by hand. It takes so much less time. So for me, it's how I do bindings. What are your feelings on the subject??
Have a great Sunday. We are going to spend the day with my darling grandson (and his parents...vbg)...all my kids and my husband so there will be no sewing for me tomorrow.