Quilt Binding is SEW important.
In a baby quilt, the binding is the last part that keeps those raw edges from showing and adds the finishing touches to your project.
There are numerous factors to consider when you are choosing the method of finishing the baby quilt. Consider your time constraints, your skill level in sewing and quilting, and your preference in either handquilting or machine quilting of your binding.
A common type of binding, bias binding is made from strips cut on the bias or at a 45 degree angle to the straight grain of the fabric. Bias binding provides the stretch needed on curves. Strips are put together to provide the required length needed for the baby quilt. Bias fold bindings can be either doubled or single folded and used for all types of fabrics. This method of binding is common for use in finishing a baby quilt due to its durability.