It’s funny how the same idea can reach you via different media. Just this week I followed a Facebook link to Susie’s Magic Binding tutorial – a fun technique where you sew two strips together to create a flange binding that is attached completely by machine. Then I opened Quilters Companion Issue #67 (the one with my quilt on the cover!) and read a review of the Franklin Shortcut Binding Tool. The first tutorial uses a 1 1/2 +1 3/4in strips while the binding tool uses narrower strips at 1 1/4in and 1 1/8in. I am not convinced that you really need the tool but this video shows you how this technique works.