Today while it was nasty rain & wind I decided to make a new runner for my dining room table. I am now ready to bind and I am tired of bringing the backing to the front. It's time to learn new things. Well whatever site I was on must have been giving directions for a scalloped edge quilt but I made my own bias binding now ready to go on the runner which is just one big pieced & quilted rectangle. Is it ok to put a bias binding on a straight edged project is my question. Also, do I just fold it in half, iron then fold the outer pieces to the middle and start around the middle of one edge leaving about 8"? Then start sewing after leaving an 8 or so inch tail? Oh and how do i miter the corners with one huge long piece of binding? Newbie here!