Notice it's not the traditional 1/4" binding edge, but instead a technique I call 'no show binding'. As you can see in the picture below from my No Show Binding tutorial on a previous quilt, the binding is not visible at all.
Some may call this a 'faced binding', though I prefer to call it 'no show', and it's perfect for art quilts, landscape quilts, and quilts that would just look better without the binding showing. Here's the binding on the backside of the Snowflake runner, with a small reveal of the front in the lower left corner.
Looks great, doesn't it? The Snowflake runner definitely needed this style of binding so as not to detract from the snowflakes falling off the edge. A blue line cutting through half a snowflake would just look awkward!
For a really quick summary of the process, here's some screen captures from the No Show Binding video. Cut 2" wide strips, with 2 strips 1" shorter than the quilt's longest edge, and 2 strips 3" longer than the quilt's other, shorter edge.
turn, press, and hand stitch.
For the long strips, fold the excess to the back at the corners,
stitch, turn, press, clip out the corner excess,
and hand stitch.
How's that for a summary? Pretty fast - maybe I've had too much caffeine! Being so abbreviated, I highly recommend watching the No Show Binding video for more details plus tips and tricks, or at least reading the written No-Show Binding tutorial.
For more binding ideas or just tips and tricks, check out the other 9 binding tutorials on the Tutorial page - learn something new or just read to refresh.