Now I start hand sewing down the binding. You will need to fold the extra .5" of batting when you fold the binding down. It should be completely hidden behind the binding, but if some is still showing, just tuck or fold again.
Here shows the first few stitches. My stitches gap about a quarter-inch. You can't see any of the extra batting edge. :)
Here we come to a corner. It's much trickier for lefties. First you need to fold down the right side of the binding - which I've pinned in place. Then bring down the left side and continue to sew.
Obviously if you're right handed, this isn't going to be an issue, since you'll have sewn down the right side first.
I "torture" myself this way so I can have nice even mitered corners.
Continue to hand sew all around the quilt, and then you're done with the binding!
I hope it all makes sense - take what you want, dump what information you don't need. :)