My machine binding isn’t great. But I keep trying and I think I’ve settled on a method that works for me. It uses Elmer’s School Glue.
I use 2 1/2 inch strips to make my binding and press it in half, wrong sides together. I stitched it to the front of the quilt with a quarter inch seam. Next, I pressed it away from the quilt top to completely open the seam on the front.
I add a thin line of school glue on the back of the quilt as shown below.
Then I press it in place, making sure I cover the seam line.
Finally, I stitch from the top, right next to the binding.
This is what it looks like from the back.
And from the front.
I didn’t have any issues with not catching the binding on the back and I think it looks much better on the front.
Hope this helps someone! I will wash this quilt before gifting.
Have a great day!