You may be saying to yourself, “Okay, now that I’ve sewn the binding to the quilt top and made the corners mitered, how do I secure it to the back?” And, “How do I make the corners mitered there, too?”
This simple method works every time. (For complete instructions on adding binding with a mitered corner to your quilt, click here.)
Once the binding has been sewn to the quilt top, trim the excess batting and backing. Fold the binding over the raw edge to the back and secure with safety pins or clips.
Using a single thread, make a tiny Quilter’s Knot. Insert the needle into the seam allowance and bring the needle up at the machine stitching line. Take a small stitch in the binding, just barely catching the edge. Take a stitch into the backing just off the edge of the binding. (Be careful to not go all the way through to the quilt top.)
Bring the needle up into the edge of the binding and pull the needle and thread through. (This is the same procedure I use for hand applique.)
Continue taking stitches and securing the binding in this manner until you reach a corner. At the corner, open the binding to reveal the seam allowance. Take 2 to 3 stitches attaching the binding to the seam allowance. Take 1 backstitch there to secure it.