Binding is one of those things that I sort of just...figured out how to do on the fly. I realized early on that I don't enjoy doing it. And while I wouldn't say that my binding skills are awful, they're certainly not on par with some of the other work I've seen online. After I bound and packaged the mug rugs I made for the Scrappy Mug Rug swap, I started really paying attention to the bindings on other people's stuff and realized that I might benefit from learning how to do it right.
Today I made a small mug rug out of the rainbow strips leftover from my doll quilt, and decided this was the perfect small-scaled opportunity to try it out. I read the tutorial on single binding from verykerryberry and proceeded.
It went well, and the result is so very pleasing. But I still don't enjoy it. And though it's very pretty, I don't see myself hand-stitching binding on a full size quilt. It's just too time consuming for a blanket in my opinion. For a mug rug, or a doll quilt that could be possibly hanging on a wall, it's perfect. But for every day quilting...eh. I don't think so.
Still...look at those pretty edges! Mmmmm. Nice. I think I'm keeping this one. Maybe.