Bias or straight grain binding?
I was shocked some years ago to hear that no one does bias binding anymore unless it's for a quilt with curved edges. Is this true?
I've always done bias and in my head it's just the "right" way. But, as I'm binding a quilt today I'm thinking I'd be so frustrated trying to keep all the machine stitching securing the binding from the front hidden if I couldn't count on that bit of stretch when I need it.
If you do straight grain binding could you describe the process a bit. How do you piece the strips? Do you have straight seams or do you do diagonal ones to distribute the bulk of the seams? Does it change how your miters lie at the corners? Are you glad you switched? Never tried bias?
I'd like to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages.