The other night, I loaded up RJ's quilt onto the quilting machine and did the quilting.
When I pull the quilt off the machine, you can see that I leave plenty of extra batting and backing fabric to make sure that there is enough extra in case it gets pulled in by the quilting. It also depends on how wide the fabric is when I purchase it.
Next I clipped all the loose threads and trimmed the batting and backing to be even with the borders.
I used the excess fabric trimmed from the backing to make the binding. First, I cut it into three inch wide strips and sewed them together until it was one long strip.
Then fold the strip in half and use the iron to press it.
Open the pressed strip and fold the edges of the strip to the center fold. Press.
Now there's a long strip of double fold binding ready to be sewn onto the quilt. Double fold binding is typically the strongest which is why I always use it instead of single fold.
Stitch it onto the quilt and...ta-da! The quilt is done!