FINISHING THE QUILT:
On a flat surface, make a quilt sandwich by layering the backing fabric right side down, then the batting, then the quilt top right side up. Baste the quilt every three to four inches with 1" quilt basting safety pins.
Quilt as desired. The quilt shown was quilted in three echoing concentric lines within each piece of the block.
After quilting, baste stitch a scant 1/4" around the outside edges of the quilt to keep the layers together.
Stitch the 4 binding strips together end to end using diagonal seams. Press the seams open. Fold and press in half lengthwise to make double binding.
Sew the binding to the quilt front along the quilt edge.
Trim the edge of the quilt a generous 1/8" wider than the seam allowance.
Flip the binding to the back, ensuring that approximately 3/8" binding is showing on the front of the quilt and stitch down with matching thread.
Make a label with your name and date and sew it onto the back of your quilt. Tip: Sew the label onto the back before quilting so that the quilting stitches permanently attach it to the quilt.