Sandraa told me about using Elmer' school glue on the binding to hold it down until you get it sewn. Works great. I would like to know if you are supposed to wash the quilt before giving it away. It is a quilt that my sisters and I made for an aunt. I used the glue so thought I should wash it, but it looks so pretty, I'm a little afraid it will not look as good after it is washed. We don't know which way to go??