Now that I'm finished and about to actually post this I realize I may not be the first person to have discovered this quick tip.
Large paper clips to hold your quilt binding in place:
But seriously, I usually don't even bother pinning my binding (I HATE PINNING ANYTHING) but I was trying really hard to get this binding as close to perfect as I could get since I'm planning on selling these mug rugs so I needed something to hold the binding in place (other than pins). I wasn't gonna run out to the store and buy binding clips, so I looked around and found I had a box of large paper clips and thought 'why not?".
Well it worked, so I'm sharing! Happy binding!