I have been wanting to try machine sewn binding for a while and Rita at Red Pepper Quilts has a great tutorial. I thought I would try it on this little quilt I made last year that was in Fat Quarterly issue 5. It has been folded up ever since waiting to be quilted and bound. After trying to machine bind the first side and unpicking it 3 times I nearly gave up, but I am glad I didn't - it all of a sudden came together and the quilt was bound in no time.
It is by no means perfect (see the picture below), but with practise I know I can get better at it. The thing is I actually enjoy hand sewing the binding. I find it quite relaxing and it is a good excuse to sit down and watch something on tv and I love the way hand sewn binding looks. On the other hand I do love how much time can be saved by machine sewing so I am glad I had a go and have a new quilting skill.
I have quilted my Made in Cherry and I think I will have a go at machine sewing the binding on that.