Binding: to bias or not to bias?
I'm about to do the binding on a large king bed sized quilt. I'm faced with the decision to purchase more fabric to make the binding or to sew together every bit and piece left over from the quilt and using that to do a multi-pieced binding.
If I purchase fabric I'll cut it on the bias, but that wasn't an option with the pieced binding.
What do you think? Is it worth it to buy more or is it better to use up what I've got? Is it that important to cut the binding on the bias? This isn't for a gift quilt so if it frays in 20 years I'll be able to make repairs (if I can still thread a needle then!).
One more question: If the quilt is 108"x108", how much yardage do I need to buy to do a bias binding? 1.5 yds? 2 yds?