This is the BEST place for information! I have just put my first machine finished binding on that looks great!!! I prefer to do hand finished BUT this week that just isn't going to work. Baby Shower gift needs bound by tomorrow night and my first digitizing class with Suzanne Moreno is tomorrow afternoon. Granddaughter's birthday quilt needs finished, quilted and bound before Thursday and I have a client's custom work due this week. I still don't know why those little red clips you all recommended made the difference but they sure did. I am so glad I acted on the post about them and ordered 100 from Amazon right away. I tried pins on other granddaughters quilt and was so dissatisfied with the results I resorted to decorative stitching, which is ok just not my favorite. I go more for traditional look. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the postings about the little red clips. Sorry it's about midnight and am too tired to go down and see what the name of them is. Hopefully others will chime in with that information.