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I machine stitch my bindings to the front of the quilt, fold it over and hand stitch it to the back. I used to use those long, sharp, yellow headed pins to do this. But I soon got tired of the damage I was causing myself with those pins! I first bought some super tackey fabric glue for attaching the binding on the back. It works, but I had to learn. It is very thick, thin it with Elmer's school glue and/or water. Keep the thin line of glue well inside the fold of your binding. The glue can get hard enough to cause real trouble trying to stitch through it. Use a large pin to open the bottle, not scissors. Practice makes your lines thinner. I always wash it out and I'll NEVER use the pins again. Shucks, I thought I'd thought this up 8^)
I just picked up some glue at Target, thanks to this thread. I hope it helps me with my various binding issues. I also picked up an Elmer's glue stick called "Extreme" extra strength - it specifically lists fabric as what it's good for and is still washable. I think it was about a buck and it's one of the bigger size sticks. I'm curious to see how well it works!