This was the binding for my first quilt, which I ended up machine sewing in desperation.
This is the binding on my second quilt. I finally committed to hand sewing, but it was hard and awkward and I put it aside for months because I hated it so much. I ended up using two different thread colors and my corners are pathetic, not to mention the ginormous stitches:
Now, here is the binding I am currently working on for my third quilt. I started cutting the strips on Friday, and as of this morning, I am over halfway done with the hand stitching. I don't hate it, don't feel like setting fire to it and running through the streets screaming anti-quilting slogans. Somehow, the whole process became easier and faster, and while I still have a ways to go, this is a marked improvement over those abominations above.