I have two healthy teens who take care of the shoveling, so I’d welcome a decent layer of white stuff outside for Christmas. However, according to the current weather forecast these snowflakes are the only one we’ll have for Christmas this year.
We had a small party last night and I really wanted this on the table so I bound it by machine to get it done in time. I sew the binding to the front, then fold it around to the back, pin it in place, and stitch in the ditch beside the binding on the front. It looks very much like hand binding on the front.
I had planned for a while to share a tutorial on how to do this, but look at the link someone posted on a discussion on a Facebook quilting group: http://www.elsiesgirl.blogspot.com/2012/01/machine-binding-explained.html This is pretty much how I do it (I don’t have a “quilt in the ditch” foot but it is now on my wish list!) so I’ll just link to it and go bake Christmas cookies instead of writing it all up myself!