My bindings are fused to the edge of the trimmed quilt. I usually use fabric to match the quilt and when necessary, I will print the binding after it has been fused in place. I protect the quilt with masking tape before printing the binding. After the paint dries, I will peel away the tape and machine quilt the binding to match the quilt. This makes the bindings pretty nearly invisible, firm, and helps my quilts hang straight.