after the tying was done, I tried the tutorial I found at Flourishing Palms blog (see post right before this one). I even used the school glue for basting, and let me tell you it worked great. My DH gave me a hobby table cover for Christmas, one that you can iron on, and it was a great help with the heat setting of the glue. There's not enough space on the ironing board to stretch out a whole quilt, I really needed table space but didn't want to use our dining room table for ironing.. With the heat proof padded table cover, I could use a utility table I usually use for cutting for ironing surface. After glue basting, I sewed on two strips of binding so I could try the folding and marking, and here's how that looks:
I sewed on the markings, turned it right side out, and there you go, perfect mitered corner. I can't tell you how happy I was to find this! I have struggled and struggled with bindings, it is heartbreaking to take all the time to do a qult and then have a binding that is not up to standard. I finally feel proud of a binding I've done.
Isn't that beautiful!
when the whole thing is done, I will proudly post a finished picture. Wouldn't you know I have run short on the pink fabric I'm using for the binding. A green was chosen originally, but it just didn't look right after I had it all cut out. Back to the LQS!