The blocks were made in 2005 and forgotten about, but since joining Sew It's Finished I have been going through my UFO's to see what I have and I discovered this one. It was called Sunday Sampler because you picked up your block on Sunday afternoon. The first block was $5 but if you brought your block in completed the next month your block was free.
First I cut my binding 2 1/4 inches wide. I like to use bias binding when I have enough fabric. After joining the ends and pressing I sewed it to the back of the quilt instead of the front just like I would do if I planed on sewing it down by hand only the back instead of the front.
When I came to a corner I just mitered it like I normally would and kept sewing and sewing until I came to the end.
This is the way I join my ends. First I measure 2 1/4 inches from the end of the binding strip on the left.
The exact width of my binding. If my binding was 2 1/2 inches I would measure that amount. Then I overlap the strip on the right and cut it at the mark. I hope the picture shows better than I explain.
Trim to 1/4" and sew the binding to the quilt.
You can see some stitching on the back of the quilt and I wouldn't use this method for all my quilts mostly just what I call draggers.