I made the binding 2.5 inches wide, ironed in half, stitched about 1/4 inch from the edge on the front and had plenty of foldover to stitch-in-the-ditch on the top, catching the edge on the back. It doesn't look as neat, of course, but will probably work for baby gifts and such. And it was so much faster. Whew.
Baby Ragged Squares
Another baby quilt finished. . . This is a baby sized version of my first Ragged Squares quilt from way-back-when. I had some extra blocks left over and I thought it would be perfect for a baby boy. Turned out pretty cute. . . Not too girly, I hope? And I tried something different on the binding for this one. I thought that everyone who made 'real' quilts hand-stitched the binding on the back. Not so. I recently read over at Red Pepper Quilts (she makes FABULOUS quilts, BTW) that she uses her machine to sew her bindings. I thought I would give it a try.