Here's a good tip for you on how to bind your quilts. You're making fused art quilts, you may as well finish them with a fused binding!
1. After steam setting the quilt top to the batting for 10 seconds (using a dry pressing cloth), hand stitch the quilt just through the batting layer. Or add the quilt backing fabric and machine stitch the quilt sandwich.
2. Trim the quilt square with a ruler and rotary cutter and add a rod pocket if necessary.
3. Cut 4 binding strips (fused fabric) measuring about 1 1/4" wide with a decorative rotary cutter blade. Cut 2 strips the length of the quilt for the side bindings. Cut 2 strips the width of the quilt plus 2" for the top and bottom binding.
4. Place the quilt right side up on the release paper and overlap the side binding about 1/2" on top of the side of the quilt. Fuse-tack into place.
5. Repeat Step 4 for the other side of the quilt.
6. Place the quilt right side up on the release paper and center the top binding strip across the top edge of the quilt. (There will be a 1" flap extending from each end of the quilt.) Overlap the binding about 1/2" onto the top edge. Fuse-tack into place.
10. Fold the rest of the binding down on the back of the quilt. Make sure the corners are crisp and square. Fuse-tack into place.
11. Repeat Steps 6 - 10 for the bottom binding.
12. Steam set the binding. Stitch the binding by machine or by hand.
13. Hang your creation on the wall and smile broadly.