I've done the binding totally by machine once, but I didn't like it as well. Cut binding 2.5", fold in half and press. Sew to top side of quilt, raw edge of binding at raw edge of quilt. Turn and pin in the ditch on the top side of quilt. Make sure your pin is catching the binding on the back. I pinned really close together. Stitch in the ditch on the top side of the quilt where the binding is attached. It will catch the binding on the back as you sew. I used my walking foot so I wouldn't get wrinkles on the back. It turned out okay, I just didn't like it as much. I'd suggest practicing on a small sandwich with both methods and see which one you like the look of the best. Good luck. I would also check out ShellyQ's demo that Vicki gave you the link to; it really is a very good one.