I read a lot of blogs and look at a number of quilts. After all I am a confessed quilt junkie. Bindings seem to be an after thought when in reality the can make a real statement. It is another design opportunity. The last fabric choice for a project, although I have made a quilt based on the fabric I chose for the binding. Don't be afraid of making bias bindings when the fabric design will allow it. Bias is the longest lasting of the techniques and your corners miter like a dream. Look at antique quilts and you will see the aging process is significant on the bindings.There are lots of tools out to help make the process easier. I usually cut my width at 2 1/2 inches. The black and red shown is extra wide and finished at 2 1/2 .