Most quilts can be finished using 1 yard cut into 2.5" strips to make a bias binding.
Open yard of fabric. Press out center crease and fold like a napkin bringing one corner to the opposite corner. There will be residual material unless you are using a perfect square.
Take the other corner and fold down to the opposite corner to complete the napkin. A finger is placed between the edges of the double fold.
Using a ruler, trim off the double layer open fold as seen in the previous picture with my finger between the folds, which will result in a layer of four pieces of fabric.
Rotate fabric 180 degrees. Cut strips from left to right in 2.5" strips.
Sew the 45 degree edge of strips together, using dog ears as a guide, into one long snake. Press seams open.
Fold in half lengthwise and press.
The strip is easily manipulated into a gentle curve due to the bias cut.
Roll it up and you'll be ready to bias bind your next quilt.