But just in case you're new around here, the links to the rest of the series are:
Part 1: Equipment
Part 2: Choosing fabric
Part 3: Picking patterns
Part 4: Cutting and sewing a 9-patch block
Part 5: Sashes and Borders
Part 6: Preparing for a Long Arm Quilter
Part 7: Quilting on a Domestic Machine
Part 8: Binding (right here)
First you're going to need to measure all the way around your quilt. And then you need strips of fabric that will make up that length. Add a little bit extra on so that you can overlap a bit when you bind all the way around the quilt.
What's the perfect width for a binding strip? Well that's debatable, but many people like 2 1/2" wide. I prefer 2 1/4" wide, but you'll have to find your own perfect width. If you happen to have a partial jelly roll around, they make great binding strips. For my little quilt, I only needed four strips.