Next I sew a zig zag stitch onto the edge of the quilt/binding with regular thread on the top and fusible thread in the bobbin. The fusible thread will go on the back of the quilt. Above are 2 of my favorite brands of fusible thread. The YLI is fairly easy to find. You won't see the collins much - actually not even sure they still sell it. I kept this one to remember what kind it was in case I ever saw it again. The YLI spool I got for about $4.50.
And here is the zig zag from the back. I use a wide setting and larger stitch length. Usually about a 5 width and a 3 length. I also need to put my tension up quite a bit as the fusible thread is quite thick.
Next you iron the binding down on the back with a HOT iron. Pull the binding tight from the front around to the back and iron down.
What this does for me - is gives a nice even binding and it doesn't shift as I hand sew it down to the back. You know how sometimes when your pulling it over while sewing or even clipping it down it kind of pulls sideways. Well this holds it in place. No shifting, no clipping, no pulling and holding it down cramps while your sewing! Plus if you need to show it to a friend before the back is totally sewn down it still looks great from the front! If for some reason you decide you need to pull it a bit more or shift it, it easily pulls up so you can adjust! I NEVER do bindings without the fusible thread step! It has been a life saver for me!