I don't mind making binding...I don't mind sewing on binding (either by hand or machine)...but...I always struggle when it comes time to join the binding ends after I attach it to my quilt. I always reference the amazing Complete Guide to Quilting for cutting the ends but I still manage to get mixed up when it comes to sewing the two ends together!
Even though there is a photograph on the page I invariably get the binding twisted. I have sewn the seam in about every WRONG way possible! It should be easy, just like joining the binding strips on the diagonal as I make the long chain of binding. However, I just seem to mess it up every time!
Finally, I got smart and once I did it perfectly I took photos of MY binding on MY cutting mat. Maybe it's because I'm left-handed or somehow have my quilt positioned differently than the photo in the book, but by using my own photo I am much clearer about which end goes where and where to stitch, every time.
I printed the series of photos on copy paper and then glued the sheet right into my book at the binding page I usually reference. Since quilts take a while to make, by the time I'm ready to put the binding on I've forgotten how to do it since the last time. I know I'll automatically go to this book (that much I do remember!) and next time, I'll find my photos! No more wasting time and getting frustrated!
If you ever repreatedly struggle with a certain task, figure it out and then make it easier for yourself next time. By adding photos of the steps you need to make a binding or jotting notes down in your favourite cookbook on a recipe you always have trouble with (eg. "make sure to line oven with foil", or, "don't overbake this one") don't be afraid to make the things you own work better FOR YOU! Customize and personalize...